the Alumni House:
Seymour became engaged to Kasie Hornberger ’98
while they were on vacation in Madrid.
Ridgeway Niglio and her husband, David, bought their first home
Hills, N.J. They celebrated their
anniversary July 4 and watched the fireworks over the lighthouse
on Martha’s Vineyard.
October 12, I married David Trent. Catherine Herman Parker ’94
and Christine Green were matron and maid of honor. I completed
my M.B.A. at Lehigh University in June and now am director of sales
for ACBS Inc. in Allentown. Dave is a senior software engineer
for Rational Software in New York. I was fortunate to have a lot
of Moravian alumni at my wedding, and I’m glad we’ve
stayed friends these past 10 years.
this is our reunion year, I encourage everyone to write in and
share your wonderful life
events with us!
From the Alumni House:
June, Andrea Birdsall left for Bosnia, where she she began a
three-week assignment with Eastern Mennonite
Missions of Lancaster
County. She will continue
her work in church development, which she began in Bosnia in 1995.
the Alumni House:
Bitner married Ray Nardo in November. Kate Lovett Dean was maid
of honor; Gretchen Hochreiter and Tracy
Hunt were attendants.
Christina and Ray bought a house in Ambler. She just started
a new job, working from home, designing apparel for a California
everyone. I don’t have much to report, so
please let me know what you or fellow alumni are doing these
love to hear from you!
received an e-mail from Sherry Paul, who was married August 9
to Demetri Bychkowski. Lisa Bodnar
was her maid of honor. Kristen
and Craig Downey and Linda Pettinelli were at the wedding.
Sherry said it was on an absolutely beautiful day, and they honeymooned
in Hawaii. Sherry teaches music in Woodbridge Township, N.J.,
she conducts three choirs. She also teaches piano students
That’s all for me. Please drop me a note and
have a great winter!
the Alumni House:
Kmet-Diaz had a son, Nicholas Joseph Diaz, in May. She received
her master’s degree in teaching
Reunion Homecoming 2003
Edie Fuchs Lewis:
had the chance to get together with my former roommates. Lauren
Kelly Lawn, Michele Vitacco Purcell, Doreen Patterson
Bonnie Higgins Sullivan, and I met at the beach to catch up.
Bonnie lives with her husband and son in Toronto. Michele just
had her second son. Doreen also has two boys, and Lauren is
keeping busy with four children. I have two daughters and am
on my master’s degree in education and reading specialist
also heard from Linda Collins Zebrowski. She had a girl, Nicole,
on September 23, who joins big brother
time off from managing an employment agency to stay home with
her children. She and her husband live in Edison, N.J.
turned out to be a cold but fun day. Class members who attended
were Mandy Taylor and Jim Roth, Maria Pillsbury
Steph Schweder Kratzer, Brian Clelland, Mike Brill (from
Arizona!), Doreen Patterson Cunningham, Michael Deegan, Diane
Taylor, Sandy Hammil, Ken Franiak, Denise O’Neil,
Kim Cocheo Cheman, Kathleen Hanifan and Harris Hoke ’85,
Mike Mancini, Pam Messerschmidt and Ray Pfiffer, Nadine
Alijian, Rusty Bealer, Elizabeth Tyler
Bugaighis, Tim Cooke, Georgine Danyi, Kristen Carlson Green,
Melanie Kloiber St. Hill, Karen Zacek, and Kristen Carlson.
(If I missed
you, I apologize!) It was fun catching up and braving the
several years of writing the class notes, I have decided to give
someone else a turn. Diane Hvizdak
Taylor has agreed
to take over the job. Please e-mail her with your news
the Alumni House:
Tyler Bugaighis has been named assistant dean of arts and sciences
at Northampton Community College, responsible
hiring and mentoring a staff of more than 100 adjunct faculty
members. She has been an adjunct professor of education at
NCC and Moravian.
Kloiber St. Hill got married in May 1997. She has a daughter,
Natalie, born in November 2001. She
and her family
moved from San
Diego to the Lehigh Valley in August.
James and Lynda Farrell Swartz:
seems to fly by! Life as we’ve known
it is different, but we still have much to be thankful for.
We didn’t see
many of you at Homecoming this year—what happened? The
new Houndfest theme was great. Despite the bitter cold weather
day, it was a success. Hope to see more of you next year.
did get some information on fellow classmates. Joanna Dunn Scheirer
and her family have moved to Hong Kong for a few years.
her husband, John, and three children (Alyssa, 8, Michael,
and infant Emily) are excited about this adventure. John works
Bloomberg News and was promoted to its Asian-Pacific Rim desk
in exchange relations. They welcome your contact. Their e-mail
maintains contact with Sharon Lucas Montalto and Christine Blaschak
Charles, who just had her
third baby. That’s three
kids under the age of 3!
Medina is a team leader at his school and corresponding secretary
for the local union. His
son, Jeremy, is 5-foot-4
and 135 pounds
and enjoys football—just as his dad did! Courtney
is a cheerleader.
Apgar Murphy ’87 and Brian
have moved back to New Jersey with their two children.
They live in Florham Park. Bill
Schoonmaker and his wife, Lisa, welcomed twins in June.
Katie and Matt are keeping them busy. Bill and his family
have moved to Morris
Imhof, a major in the U.S. Army, is in Kuwait. His wife and children
live in Fort Hood, Texas.
Schaffernoth DeFuria and Brian were expecting their second son
were several ’86 alums who volunteered
at Homecoming this year. A big thanks to all of them! Robin
and her daughter Rachel looked great. They are
living in Virginia. Val Hand ’85 and John Morris brought
their three boys to Houndfest. Lauren Turnbach Brennan, Corinne
Gary Barron also volunteered their time that day.
Paula Colizzo Lewinski:
to the Class of 1985. I did not drop off the face of the earth,
and please note my change of e-mail address. Joe,
Jason, and I are all doing well. I’m sure most of us
are in the same boat: too much to do and not enough hours in
to do it, whether there are kids in the mix or not. I hope
everyone is finding happiness and fulfillment in their lives.
heard from Susan Weinandy Addison. She and her husband, Kevin,
were delighted to welcome their first child, Ian Joseph, on
April 17. They live in Pottstown.
also received a nice long e-mail from Tracy Miller Geary. She
has been busy with trips
to Singapore and Maine to visit
her sister; taking her daughter, Elizabeth, to preschool;
her master’s degree in creative writing and literature
from Harvard University. She is working as a teacher’s
assistant in creative writing. As if all this weren’t
enough, she is the fiction editor of Harvard’s Charles
River Review and Harvard Summer Review. She finds this works
out well for her because
she can write and edit at home still is able to get out sometimes.
Watch this column to find out where her published works can
the summer, she attended the wedding of Brian Pell ’83
in Philadelphia, which she said was small, beautiful, and
Kreutzer e-mailed me in early September to let us all know that
he and his wife, Barb, had their second
Karl, on August 16. Braedon joins older brother Nicholas
William, 31/2. All the Kreutzers plan to continue supporting
soccer team. Rob still is in touch with Bernie Mantoni
but says that’s about it.
From the Alumni House:
Muschlitz LaBarre recently went back to work at Keystone Savings
Bank in the mortgage department. She
Neal Koplin ’82
and several other Moravian alums.
Lega is a technologist for Tractor Internet and a stay-at-home
wife, Wendy, is a manager
and works three days a week on a work/time-share
for the company.
Frederick Maxwell is a product manager at Kemper Auto & Home
Insurance Co. and was awarded an associateship,
which requires completing seven exams administered by the Casualty
the year 2002, most of us hit our 40th birthdays! And we’ll
soon be celebrating our 20th reunion at Homecoming, so start planning
now for attending in the fall of ’04!
Gessell Phillips and her husband, Bob, are the new parents of
Robert Andrew Phillips,
born December 12. My family and I spent
July 4 with Cindy and Bob in their beautiful home in Ridgewood,
N.J., and we all enjoyed the fireworks display while sitting
on their front lawn. We had a surprise visit from Mike Dougherty ’83,
his wife, Lisa, and their three children. Mike grew up one block
away from Cindy’s home. Cindy continues her own business
in the public relations consulting field.
and Christine Blaschak Charles are happy to announce the arrival
Abraham on July 15. Joe was welcomed home by
big brother Isaac and sister Micalene.
Chris says you can now refer to her as Joe-Mama!
Rinnovatore Smolenski was promoted to managing director in the
business of Lehman Brothers, New York, where she has worked
for five years. She lives in Edison, N.J, with her husband, Gene, and
daughter Anastasia, who is 5 years old.