NEWS OF 1955
From Helen Varady Keyser:
This letter came from Roger
After more than 40 years
of being Moravians no-shows, the men of 1955 came out of the woodwork August 18-19
for a great gathering. We kicked off the weekend with a tour of campus conducted by Bertie
Francis Knisely 69, director of alumni relations. And while change was everywhere,
there were still those special places that stirred our memories.
Saturday evening we
met for dinner and Sunday morning for brunch at the Holiday Inn in Bethlehem. The meals
were fine but the conversation even finer. For a few moments, we were young again, recalling
a $350 tuition bill that was a problem! And [professors] Sam Zeller, Al Herr, Marlyn
Rader, Jim Shreve, Doc Jones, Stew Rauch, Al Gaumer, Doc Burkhart, Rose and her nickel
coffee and dime hot dogs in the EmCee were back in our lives.
Class members in attendance
were Roger Amick and his wife, Claire; Max Braune and his wife, Jutta; Jim
Dever; Jim Evanko and his wife, Grace; Harry Fenstermaker and his wife,
Deanie; Bernie Gawley and his wife, Peggy; John Giesler and his wife, Barbara; Don
Guman and his wife, Betty, Fred Haacks widow, Doris; Ted Houseknecht and
his wife, June; Jim Hydusik and his wife, Geraldine; Mike Lutkus; Jules
Nosal and his wife, Sharan; Pete Pezzuto and his wife, Marie; Ray Salabsky and
his wife, Pat; Bob Shaup and his wife, Helen; Art Spengler and his wife,
Ilene; George Warfield and his wife, Mary; Don Weaver and his wife, Shirley;
and Dick Zahm.
Proof of how good a
time we had was a decision to do it again next year. We send our special thanks to the
College that made it all possiblethen and now.
NEWS OF 1954
From Helen Desh Woodbridge:
The Souper Day Luncheon of
the New Bethany Ministries, held October 23 at the Candlelight Inn, offered the opportunity
to see and chat with Alice Shofer Durner 52. She was accompanied by Eileen,
her sister-in-law, one of the passengers on the boat that Cas and I took to the Great
Barrier Reef during our 1994 Australian trip.
During Anne Enrights recent
trip to Baltimore, she and classmate Dorothy Ruyak toured town, including the
Maryland Science Center.
Anne and Bev Bell 56
were in Bethlehem for Central Moravian Churchs country store sale November 3. Bev
was seen carrying another stuffed animal for her collection. What fun for her, her white
terrier, Snowball, and the new puppy, Cindy, when she returned home! I sold Christmas
cards and showed Centrals pulpit for our Friendship Bible Class.
In September, Bev and I enjoyed
pork and sauerkraut at the Allentown Fair.
While Nancy Frantz and
her husband, Bob, were in town, she opened their home on Church Street for the September
meeting of her womens group from Central Moravian Church. We realized her talent
not only for making cakes but also for decorating them. One featured a lady in Moravian
May 30 is Founders Day.
Plan to see your classmates and others such as the Class of 52, who will be celebrating
their 50th anniversary. Anne Enright and Mary Pongracz 52 are making plans
for that event.
NEWS OF 1953
From the Alumni House:
Douglas Elliott Strack is
semi-retired and is seeing the world by R.V. and boat.
NEWS OF 1952 - Reunion
May 31 June 1
From the Alumni House:
Sidney A. Sosnow has
been retired and living in Las Vegas for the past 10 years.
NEWS OF 1951
From Carol Buechner McMullen:
On October 19, June Shafer
Scholl, Vanita Egge Marvin, and I attended the second annual Alumni Awards
ceremony. It was held in Peter Hall, better known to most of us as the Chapel. We were
there to accept, on behalf of all our classmates, two awards: one for Most Creativity
for a Reunion Class, the other for the Largest Gift for a Reunion Class. The awards
are to be displayed in a case outside Prosser Auditorium. June, Vanita, and I wished
that all of the many classmates who contributed so much could have been with us, and
we agreed that we were fortunate to be members of such a wonderful class.
Nancy Oplinger Dover sent
a feature article from the Albuquerque Journal called Ditching School, which
described how Nancy, the ditchbank lady, introduces walkers to Albuquerques
extensive canal system. Nancy is a guide with OASIS, an educational program for seniors,
and she takes groups of 30 on any of eight walking tours of the canals. Nancy learned
to love ditches as a child when her father took her along Saucon Creek in Hellertown.
On a trip with the Rio Grande Nature Center, she learned that the water flowing through
the canals comes from the point at which the Rio Grande flows into the Angostura Diversion
Dam in Algodones.
NEWS OF 1950
NEWS OF 1949