News of Changes

MARRIAGES

2002

  • Rachel Toroney to Jim Morissette, July 28, 2002.
  • Jasmine Newton to Anthony Kyzer, August 10, 2002.

2001

  • Jenni Costa to Stephen Kuhns, May 25, 2002.
  • Joseph Raymond Fink to Amy Paige Kissel, April 27, 2002.
  • Laurie L. Sibbach to Tyler C. Morgus, June 22, 2002.
  • Eric Groller to Michelle Carmona, June 22, 2002.

2000

  • Brian Unangst to Evelyn Garcia, July 20, 2002.
  • Jennifer Suzanne Yatko to Donald C. Smale Jr., August 4, 2002.
  • Missy Reitbauer to Keith Kline, September 15, 2001.
  • Diane Annes to Stephen Mizerak, May 4, 2002.
  • Lori Steiner to Fran Garvin ’99, June 1, 2002.

1999

  • Jill Ayers to Joshua Gold, November 2, 2002.
  • Caroline E. Haussman to Brandyn M. Uhl, June 15, 2002.

1998

  • Nicole Lazette Wagner to Ty Wistner, June 14, 2002.

1997

  • Chris Goodrich to Kelly Witman, October 12, 2002.
  • Roy Beeson to Kimberly Walker, July 2, 2002.
  • Tara Evans to Greg Simmons, December 8, 2001.

1996

  • Dawn Golden to Adam Matteo, August 17, 2002.
  • David E. Bennett to Holly Anne Trella, July 27, 2002.
  • Stephanie Neel to Thomas Casey, December 7, 2002.
  • Alicia Spagnoletti to Marc Viscomi, July 27, 2002.

1994

  • Justin Thomas to Dorothy Min, August 10, 2002.
  • Michael S. Williams to Ann Hirschman, April 27, 2002.

1993

  • Michelle Litzenberger to David J. Trent, October 12, 2002.

1990

  • Jeffrey Reinhard to Cindy Amorim, August 31, 2002.

1991

  • Sherry Paul to Demetri Bychkowski, August 9, 2002.

1987

  • Shelly Darleane Bachman to David Charles DeLong, June 21, 2002.
  • Marc Bolesky to Amy Matas, October 13, 2002.

1984

  • Catharine Kovacs to John P. Blair, July 9, 2002.


BIRTHS

1998

  • Kathleen Jackson Shunk and Lt. Todd Shunk, a son, Conner David, September 30, 2002.

1997

  • Laura Veltre Venezio and Martin Venezio, a daughter, Isabella Leigh, August 8, 2002.
  • Jennifer Schaller Leight and Bradley Leight, a son, Gavin William, September 17, 2002.
  • Nathan DeBoer and Gina DeBoer, a daughter, Autumn Rose, October 17, 2002.
  • Chris Clark and Nicole DiFluri Clark ’96, a son, Nathan James, December 24, 2002.

1996

  • Tanya Dutt Hendershot and Dustin Hendershot, a daughter, Kristin Alexis, March 6, 2002.
  • K. Noel Fowler Hedges and Andrew Hedges, a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, July 20, 2002.
  • Lisa Peterson Freedman and John Freedman, a daughter, Skylar Helene, August 27, 2002.

1995

  • Tara O’Neal Snyder and Scott Snyder, a daughter, Laurel Hannah, September 2002.
  • Amy Rittenhouse Corrado and Brian Corrado, a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, September 18, 2002.

1993

  • Katie O’Mara Mears and Bob Mears, a daughter, McKenna Martin, April 22, 2002.

1992

  • Camilla Montgomery Modesitt and Kent Modesitt, a boy, Samuel Gray, March 18, 2002.
  • Kristen Morgan Downey and Craig Downey ’91, a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, August 26, 2002.

1991

  • Heather Hartung Akers and Greg Akers, a son, Coleman Maxwell, June 21, 2002.

1990

  • John T. Lohr and Stacie Lohr, a boy, Jacob Peter, October 9, 2002.
  • Cathy Wilkins Taylor and Dwight Taylor, a daughter, Grace Marguerite, February 6, 2002.

1988

  • Lisa Sibilia Rhinehart and Scott Rhinehart, a daughter, Paige Sarah, August 28, 2002.

1987

  • Valerie Dechristofano Paulus and Rusty Paulus, a son, Daniel Oliver, July 17, 2002.
  • Linda Collins Zebrowski and Edward Zebrowski, a girl, Nicole, September 23, 2002.

1986

  • Joanna Dunn Scheirer and John Scheirer, a daughter, Emily, April 24, 2002.

1985

  • Rob Kreutzer and Barb Kreutzer, a son, Braedon Austin Karl, August 16, 2002.

1984

  • Joseph Luksa and Jennifer Luksa, a daughter, Katherine Carmel, September 29, 2001.
  • Cindy Gessell Phillips and Bob Phillips, a son, Robert Andrew, December 12, 2002.
  • Christine Blaschak Charles and Fred Charles, a son, Joseph Abraham, July 15, 2002.


DEATHS

1969

  • Karen Koehler Donnally, August 29, 2002.

1965

  • Jacqueline A. Bronstein, September 15, 2002.

1959

  • William Schultz, January 1, 2003.

1952

  • Michael Yamnicky, October 2, 2002.
  • Albert Kovacs, October 27, 2002.

1951

  • L. Douglas Walters, August 24, 2002.
  • Elsie Evaline Graves, November 4, 2002.

1948

  • Marjorie Schuessler Sherry, December 16, 2002.

1947

  • Irene Meiskin Burday, September 29, 2002.

1941

  • Harriet Fatzinger Phillips, July 11, 2002.

1944

  • Eleanore Kirkpatrick Lewis, August 1, 2002.

1936

  • Harold Orvis, May 30, 2002.
  • Sheldon Mackey, November 26, 2002.

1933

  • Barbara Davies Larkin, October 25, 2002.

1931

  • Mary Ann Elek Domeny, December 12, 2002.

Emeriti

  • Dorothy May Tyler, professor of French and German, December 20, 2002.

Looking over My Shoulder

From a memoir by Olivia Musselman Barnes ’38

My father was a minister in an ultra-conservative Mennonite church. In our home there was no card playing, no drinking, smoking, dancing, movies, or jewelry. My mother didn’t even have a wedding ring. I still don’t smoke, and I don’t dance very well either.

One of the things my father changed, though, was the church’s view on education. He sent me to college. It was the middle of the Depression, so the only choice I had was Moravian College for Women. It was a good choice, and I got a good education. I had always wanted to teach school, until my first practice-teaching session. That cured me. So, while I got my teaching certification, I’ve never used it.

I’ve been very active as an alumna. I’ve headed several fund drives and served on numerous committees, including the Commission on the Future, a strategic-planning group for all aspects of the college.

My father bought a radio station in Allentown and conducted a Morning Devotions program there every morning until his death in 1957. As a college senior, I began working at the station three days a week and stayed there after I graduated. My salary was $15 every two weeks, less 15 cents for Social Security. The first year, I paid $6 in income tax.

My brother and I became partners in the radio station, WSAN, in 1950. I was the manager, ran the business end of the station, and dealt with the Federal Communications Commission. WSAN was one of the first in the country to use computers for billing and programming. I began with the IBM card system in the 1950s and graduated to an interactive computer in the 1960s. Bud took care of the technical end, and he was good at it. Neither of us ever appeared in front of the mike. I loved every minute of the years I spent there. I retired in 1980.

Thanks to the radio station, I was the first woman allowed in the press box at Yankee Stadium, and I’ve stood on the roof of the Empire State Building. In 1948 I had press credentials to the three major political conventions—Republican, Democrat, and Dixiecrat—and I sat on the railing of the press box for a great view of Thomas E. Dewey’s nomination.

I attended one of Perle Mesta’s parties. (You remember her: “the hostess with the mostest.”) Bess Truman was there and all the wives of the Cabinet secretaries except Mrs. George Marshall (who was sworn in that day as Secretary of State). I remember that Margaret Truman came in late with her friend, Drucie Snyder, daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury, and there was no place for them to sit. So they took their plates and sat on the stairs to eat their dinner.

Now that I’m retired, sometimes I wonder how I ever found time to work. I knit and crochet and do most other forms of needlework. I have a 3-by-4-foot träume tapestry, a picture of a couple in a pastoral setting. My walls are full of counted cross-stitch works: among them, a five-panel Nativity.

What else? For 20 years, I was a very active driver for Meals on Wheels. I also was a dispatcher, an office volunteer, a member of its board, and even a client—when I broke my leg on a Meals on Wheels round. I’ve been on the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Hospital and served as a committee member for Pinebrook Educational Foundation.

My latest project is a self-study course in Koine Greek. And I’ve joined an adult class at a Reform Jewish synagogue to learn the basics of Hebrew. I’m the first non-Jew admitted to the class.