Class Notes

NEWS OF 2002

From Brienne Wilson:

Although it hasn’t been long since we’ve been out in the real world, the Class of 2002 has been up to many exciting things. Vicky Moyzan was married shortly after graduation while on a four-day cruise. Her married name is Gazzana. Jasmine Newton married Anthony Kyzer on August 10. Katie McKee, who now lives in Enterprise, Ala., will marry Lt. Timothy Moshier next July. They became engaged during the Leonid meteor shower last summer, when Tim woke Katie up sometime after midnight and gave her a ring that was brighter than all the shooting stars in the sky.

Tammy Guadagnino Miller has relocated to Forks Township and works as an associate director and project manager at Covalent Group Inc., a clinical research organization. Susan Carr has relocated to the Lehigh Valley and continues to be involved with Moravian’s choir.

Mike Frew is working toward his elementary teaching certificate while serving as an assistant coach for Moravian’s men’s basketball team. He lives in Bethlehem with Doug Spadt. Dave Jordan ’01 and Keith Allison ’03 also work with Mike as assistant coaches.

Erin Boyle is living in northern New Jersey and works as a graphic designer for Nature Publishing Group in New York.

Shirley Hatch Schwiedop has developed a website that she would like to share. Check it out at Scott Heydt serves as a chapter leadership consultant for Delta Tau Delta fraternity, traveling across the country to work with newly established chapters.

Emily Shertzer is in San Antonio, Texas, where she is training with the U.S. National Pentathlon Team. Her teammates include two former Olympians from the 2000 Sydney games. In 2003, Emily plans to start graduate school.

Kim Jaick works for the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal and freelances for the Morning Call sports section. Kim also competed in the Philadelphia Distance Run, where she finished 248th out of more than 20,000 runners.

Allison Kuntz teaches sixth grade at Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem. Erica Pysher is a French teacher at East Stroudsburg High School South. Amanda Rissmiller teaches second grade at Greenwich Township Elementary School in Stewartsville, N.J.

Heidi Wolfsberger teaches fifth grade at Tobyhanna Elementary Center in the Pocono Mountain School District. She hasn’t forgotten how to run, though; she just finished her first season as women’s cross-country coach at the University of Scranton.

Suzy Wargo teaches sixth-grade social studies at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, N.J. Her school is in Bernard’s Township School District, where Kyle Rehrig and I also teach.

From the Alumni House:

John Blake is working on a master’s degree in biology at Adelphi University on Long Island.

William Kenney attends Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., pursuing a master’s degree in history, on the way to a Ph.D. He has become engaged to Jennifer Mack, who attends Savannah College of Art and Design, working on a master’s degree in interior design.

In July, Rachel Toroney married Jim Morissette. Julie Jones and Susan Carr were bridesmaids. Rachel and Jim have relocated to Baltimore, Md., where Rachel is working toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Julie started a doctoral program at Princeton University, also in chemistry, and she’s working in a department doing cancer research. Susan is looking for a teaching job in Bethlehem.

NEWS OF 2001

From Lisa Hahn ’00:

Kimberley Ghali ’01 is in her second year at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia and has made the dean’s list two semesters in a row. When she has time, she likes to go into the city with friends and even enjoys an occasional Pat’s cheese steak! She recently attended the Zeta Tau Alpha fall retreat in Quakertown, where she spent time with current sisters and alums Janelle LaValva ’01, Maribeth Ealey ’00, Eva Kassis ’01, Joslyn Grube ’01, and Jennifer Larkin ’01.

I also heard from Sarita Garg ’01 recently. She lives and works in northern Jersey.

From the Alumni House:

Mollie Rade became engaged in June 2001 and plans an October 2003 wedding.

Krispy Kreme has kept Hilary Constable busy. She has played in the company’s annual golf tournament, helped build the world’s largest doughnut cake for its 65th birthday, and has gone to Washington, D.C., to work at the Krispy Kreme tent at the White House Easter Egg Roll. In her spare time, Hilary has taken three Spanish classes and joined a local environmental group.

Tamra Nichols enjoys selling cars and looks forward to Homecoming.

Jeanette Snovel is an accountant for a company called The Modern Group, which rents and sells construction equipment. She is thinking about getting her M.B.A.

NEWS OF 2000

From Lisa Hahn:

Several of our classmates have tied the knot over the past few months, and others are engaged and planning their weddings. I am sure many of you have been attending weddings recently and that some of them were Moravian alums.

Diane Annes was married May 4 to Stephen Mizerak in Hopatcong, N.J. Heather Wickmann was a bridesmaid. Other Moravian alums attending were Missy Reitbauer Kline, Molly Duffy, Danielle Fleming, Tiffany Van Gorden, Kimberly Munnerley, Sarita Garg ’01, Kristie Mulieri ’01, Kim Ghali ’01, Chris Watt ’01, Alexander Egan ’01 and myself. Diane and Stephen honeymooned in Curaçao for a week. They had bought a house about a year ago in Netcong, N.J., and live down the street from Steve DiRenzo. Diane works at Abbott Laboratories in Parsippany, N.J., as a research data coordinator for clinical trials.

Lori Steiner married Fran Garvin ’99 on June 1. Her bridesmaids were Susan Kastle, Mikki Forster, and Nikki Savino, and her maids of honor were her two sisters, Jill Steiner-Meixell ’98 and Karen Steiner ’02. Scott Lelii ’99 and Jason Webster ’00 were groomsmen. Lori and Fran live and work in Allentown, where Lori is a human resource-recruiting manager for RMH Teleservices Inc. and Fran a financial consultant for AXA Advisors.

Eric Groller married Michelle Carmona on June 22. His ushers were Brad Hoffman ’01, Matt Selverian, Chris Matroni, Ryan Kuhns ’01, and Mike Fergassi ’99. His sister, Cheryl Groller ’02, was a bridesmaid.

Jessica Edris and Chad Glatfelter were married October 12 in Bethlehem. Alumni in attendance were: James Witkowski, Vinnie Bordieri, Alisa Guthrie, Kerry Graybill ’01, Brian Mansfield, Rebecca Misero ’02, and Allison Richardi ’01. So was future alumna Krista Jacobs ’05. Jess and Alisa work together at The Program for Women and Families, a social-service agency in Allentown.

Danielle Fleming has become engaged to her boyfriend of five years, Nashville Farrell. He proposed on Long Beach Island—the same bench where their first date took place. They plan a spring or summer wedding in 2004. Danielle is working on a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Marywood University in Scranton.

Molly Duffy became engaged in September to her boyfriend, David Brewer. They live in Manayunk and plan a May wedding. Molly is a leasing consultant with the property management company Trammell Crow in Philadelphia.

Faithann Cheslock is engaged to be married in July 2003 to Tim Stephey. They bought a house in Broomall, and Faith attends nursing school.

Heather Wickmann works as a senior admissions counselor and an academic advisor for the continuing education department at Wilson College in Chambersburg. She lives in Greencastle with her fiancé, Chris Watt ’01, a police officer in Hagerstown, Md.

Missy Reitbauer married Keith Kline on September 15, 2001, in Pennsylvania. I was maid of honor, and Randy Kline best man. Also there: Diane Annes Mizerak, Molly Duffy, Kristen Dunlap ’01, Alexander Egan ’01, Kim Ghali ’01, Eva Kassis ’01, Sarita Garg ’01, Heather Wickmann, and Tiffany Van Gorden. Missy and Keith live in Redmond, Wash., where Missy is a pre-school teacher.

Mike Quirk started a new job about a month ago with the U.S. Golf Association as assistant coordinator of U.S. Open merchandising. He works in Far Hills, N.J., and lives in Breinigsville, Pa.

Justin Biel has opened a tanning salon in southern New Jersey. He is getting married in May 2003.

Dave Jelleme moved to Chicago in November.

Bryan Parente recently took a new job with Merck & Co. West Point as a product-release associate. He works in Lansdale and lives in Manayunk.

From the Alumni House:

Carey Hauer became engaged to her boyfriend of five years last December. Their wedding is planned for June 7, 2003. They bought a home in Perkasie last year. Carey loves her job at Merck Pharmaceuticals and is still in same department in which she spent her senior-year internship.

Michael Susek graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in philosophy and is excited to have worked with the distinguished philosophers and advocates Bernard E. Rollin and Holmes Rolston III.

In October, Fang Zhang was promoted to senior associate/assurance at KPMG.

NEWS OF 1999

From the Alumni House:

In July, Mark Michalczyk married his longtime girlfriend, Diane Brown. Joe Michalczyk ’94 was best man for his brother, and Vince Stango was an usher. In attendance were Andy Sholly, Rick Landino, Scott Fritz, and Jessica Gearheart Wenton ’96. Mark and Diane are teachers. and Jessica is a principal in the Pocono Mountain School District. Vince and Megan Stango were married this year, and Mark was an usher at their wedding.

Jill Ayers and Joshua Gold were married in November. Bridesmaids included Meghan McGowan, Jaime Bower, Christine Bulawa ’00, and Maria Grabowski ’00. Tyler McClimon, Jeremy Schoenberger, and Michael Reyda were all ushers. Others in attendance include BethAnn Reitmann, Kristin Reccek, Tara Wartman McClimon ’98, Jessica Blasko ’98, and Jeffrey Minnich.

NEWS OF 1998
Reunion Homecoming 2003

From Jennie Coughlin Crotty:

I hope everyone who attended Homecoming this year had a great time catching up with friends and reminiscing about the good old days.

Thank you to all who shared their news with me. Wedding bells rang in May for Brett Eater, who married Melissa Dague. Brett is employed by Selective Insurance.

Lucia Buckmann is working in New York for AMC Merchandising & Production Co. as a customs compliance auditor. She also took a trip down the aisle to marry Adil Ceydeli, who is finishing his surgical residency and looking forward to specializing in plastic surgery.

Maggie Fenton has moved to a new house in Mine Hill, N.J., and works as a photo editor in Manhattan.

Lisa Frey Hawkins and her husband, Shawn, have moved into a new home in Northampton. Congratulations!

I must make a correction to the last column: Liz Watson married Jeff Hedden.

I have been promoted to advanced therapeutics specialty representative for Aventis Pharmaceuticals. My husband, Mike, and I will be relocating to the Cleveland area at the beginning of 2003. Please note my new address above.

From the Alumni House:

Victoria Scarano graduated from Life University, College of Chiropractic in March. She practices in New York.

Nathan DeBoer and his wife, Gina, bought a house in Lansdale in June 2001. They were married in October 2001 and honeymooned in Aruba. Nathan has been at Expansion Seal Technologies for five years and says everything’s going well.

Kengo Okamoto passed the CPA exam in May and works for a company in Osaka, Japan.

Meg Thomsen wrote that she has been in China for more than a year and has slightly less than a year left before she returns to America. She is a Peace Corps volunteer teaching environmental education in the “middle of nowhere” in Sichuan province. So far she has fully enjoyed the experience and, though she misses America, is considering staying after her Peace Corps tour is over.

Simon O’Shea moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., where he is coordinator for residential education at the University of California/Santa Cruz’s Colleges 9 and 10.

Jen Stickney, a small-animal veterinarian, just bought a house in Willimantic, Conn.

Jen Lentz Mugridge and her husband, Jay, have bought an old farmhouse outside Quakertown. Jen is working on an organic farm and doing conservation work in the area.

Valerie Rhoe lives in Arlington, Va., where she shares a house with three friends.

Laura Dombrosky works as a special education teacher in the East Stroudsburg Area School District. She has taken several trips to Europe and volunteered at the Special Olympics UK, held in Cardiff, Wales, in the summer of 2001.

NEWS OF 1997

From the Alumni House:

Brenda Haak graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College in December with an M.A. in English and publishing.

Roy Beeson was married July 2. He and his wife, Kim, make their home in Savannah, Ga. Roy, a captain in the U.S. Army, has been stationed in Kuwait since September as part of Operation Desert Spring. He’ll be there for six months as part of an ongoing mission that was initiated after the Gulf War to deter Iraqi aggression. He was sorry that he missed the five-year reunion and sent his e-mail address in Kuwait,

Terry Flowers-Seifert and her husband, Chris Seifert, live in Tennessee and are expecting a child.

Tara Evans Simmons and her husband, Greg, live in Pittsburgh and split their free time between renovating their 100-year-old house and participating in dog shows with Sherman, their Clumber spaniel.

Heather McCallum wrote that she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, but still planned to run in the Philadelphia Marathon in November. She attended the wedding of Chris Goodrich and Kelly Whitman in October. Guests included Ryan Brennan ’98, Adam Marchesano, Mike Swieconik ’96, Dave Sabol ’99, Mark Kravitz, Pete and Andrew Canale ’96, and Gordon Grauer ’96.

Angel Ackerman started a new job as assistant editor of the Blue Valley Times, a regional weekly that covers the Slate Belt from its base in Pen Argyl. She’s in charge of all day-to-day operations of the paper, as well as editing stories and covering news. She also is the paper’s paginator.

She spent a weekend with Liz Nicholas Lafferty ’98 and her baby girl, Olivia, before hopping on the train to Charlotte, N.C., to be in the bridal party of Nicole Fenwick ’98. Angel’s husband, Darrell Parry, flew down a few days later. Nicole will begin her second year teaching high school English in the suburbs. She also continues work on her master’s degree in education.

Celeste Wells and Owen Zimmerman will be getting married after nine years together. She graduated from Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in May and is in the midst of a rotating internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Conn. Owen still loves his job as an inner-city middle school teacher.

NEWS OF 1996

From Debbie Yuengling Ferhat:

Hi everyone! It was great seeing you at Homecoming. I was there with Tara Pierson White. We ran into Chris Geck, Bob Hennessey, Julie Morris Pektor, Betsy Sletner Costanza ’97, Kathy Stiely Frank ’97, among many others.

Michelle Mistysyn Ulsh and I attended a baby shower for Nicole DiFluri Clark last month, and Renee Szabo Richardson also was there. She is still living in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Sean Richardson ’97, and was in the process of changing jobs when we saw her.

I heard from Alicia Pitera Asselta. She and JD were married May 11 and live in Philadelphia. Alicia is an account executive.

Erin Healy is the associate director of admissions at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is studying for her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology. This winter Erin is going to Ireland and Germany before meeting a friend to see Switzerland, France, and Italy.

Lisa Peterson Freedman recently gave birth to a girl, Skylar. Carissa Barillari and Derrick Wright live in Newtown and have set a wedding date of October 3, 2003. Derrick is completing a master’s degree in secondary education and Carissa a master’s degree in school counseling.

From the Alumni House:

Dawn Golden married Adam Matteo in August. Jacqueline Johnson Jones was in the wedding party, and Robert Jones, Lisa Peterson Freedman, and Frank Freidl attended. Dawn and Adam live in Allentown, where Dawn works for Agere Systems as an accounting policy manager. Adam works for Deloitte & Touche LLP in Philadelphia.

Jonathan Urbanski was named golf course superintendent of the Suburban Club of Baltimore County in Maryland. He and his wife, Katie, expect their first child in June.

Mike Peek recently completed his Ph.D. in plant ecology at the University of Maryland and is doing post-doctoral research at Utah State University.

Alicia Spagnoletti married Marc Viscomi in July in Mary’s Abbey Church, Morristown, N.J. Guests included Kendra Gilson ’98, Laura Dombrosky ’98, and Karen DeRiso ’94. Alicia is now in her sixth year of teaching sixth-grade social studies at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, N.J.

Leanne and Keith Strawn ’85 (M.B.A. ’95) moved to South Carolina last January in search of warmer weather and “lots of golf.” They are eager to hear from any Moravian grads in the Columbia area.

Ryan Zellner has been accepted into the graduate program at Penn State University to work on a doctorate in education with emphasis on instructional systems. He and his wife, Sandra Nuss Zellner, have welcomed their first child, a son, Tyler, into their family.

Brad Lamm, a foot and ankle surgeon, spent time in Austria recently on a medical fellowship.

Jeff Mittl represented Moravian College at the inauguration of the president of Reed College in Portland, Ore.

Stephanie L. Neel married Thomas M. Casey on December 7. She was delighted to have Suzanne Scassellati Verenna as matron of honor and Mary Ann Recica ’94 as a bridesmaid. The couple purchased a home earlier this year in Wilmington, Del.

Houndfest '02

Jack Walls ’98 and his friends enjoy Homecoming Houndfest 2002.

Photo: Gregory M. Fota '69