Connected for Life: Thanks for Sharing our Vision
Message from Bertie Francis Knisely '69
Director of Alumni Relations
In the summer
magazine, Alumni Association president Jan Gollins ’72
wrote to you about the Alumni Board’s vision of “staying
connected for life.” We envision each of you staying connected
to each other and to Moravian from your freshman experience through
your membership in the 50+ Club. I would like to thank so many
of you for helping us reach toward this vision of staying connected
since Jan’s letter.
You have indeed made a difference. As admissions representatives,
freshmen welcome picnic volunteers, and orientation hosts, you
helped recruit and welcome our new students. You shared your wisdom
and knowledge, serving as career panelists for Family Day and freshman
classes, leading mock interviews, and networking with students
at our second annual Career Networking Reception. As alumni athletes
you mentored our student athletes, while others were featured speakers
on campus. You have continued to bring together alumni in regions
such as Chicago, Florida, New York, Lancaster, and D.C., even as
Joe Guman ’58 and his volunteers have invigorated the Home
Club. You have served on the Young Alumni Board, the M.B.A. Advisory
Board, the 50+ Club Executive Committee and Founder’s Day
committee to reach out to your respective constituent groups, while
choir alumni honored emeritus choral director Dick Schantz’s
75th birthday. As you planned and carried out Homecoming and Alumni
Weekend, class reunion committees worked to bring their classmates
to these two events. Meanwhile, our class correspondents have continued
to help you stay in touch through class notes.
The Alumni Board invites those of you who have not already done
so to become an active part of making our vision come true. No
time to volunteer? Attend an event or program. Go to our home page
on the Web, where you can become a member of our on-line community,
to contact your friends, upload your photo, and update your information.
Click on alumni services for information on short-term medical
insurance, our trip to Alaska, and our MBNA affinity-card program.
Most important, make a gift to Moravian. Your financial support
will not only help our students but also help our standing in the
U.S. News and World Report rankings. Thanks to so many of you for
sharing our vision. Remember, it will only become a reality when
each one of you is connected for life.