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 www.yoydaandfriends.com.
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
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
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.