Cindy Caporaso After working in church ministry, she decided to head back into a Kindergarten classroom. She had been working part time with her current company since 2007 and they offered her a full-time salaried position when she accepted in the middle of COVID. Life can change on a dime as she has been reminded. Last fall, she was diagnosed with a very rare kidney cancer (CHrcc with eosinphillac features) and had the procedure of cryoablation performed on 11/11/22. She has been on "Active Surveillance" since then. Her next set of scans and bloodwork will be in early May. She is hoping for the best but has days when fear sets in. There are a few things in her favor that she tries to keep at the forefront. The tumor was small and caught early. She is thankful for incidental findings! Also, when she last saw her doctors, they were optimistic.
She is happy in her work and welcomes the warmer weather with open arms. During the COVID shutdown, She became both a vegan and an avid walker. She loves her walks and notice so many things she may have missed in the past. Wishing all Moravian grads and staff a wonderful and meanngful spring!
Ann P. Miller passed away on August 26, 2022.
Jody Rennie has joined Penn State Lehigh Valley as a part-time instructor of project management in the Continuing Education department.
Rev. R. Theodore Burcaw, Jr. '80, S'86 will retire from a long, successful career in education. He was the principal at Diggs-Latham Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC.
Michael Steinberger bought a home in Dunedin, FL. He will be moving later this year from West Chester, PA where he and his wife have lived for 23 years.
Beverley Scruggs Harrar and her husband just completed a number of years of work in Africa and are now returning to Papua New Guinea.
CSS Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Melissa Ludwig has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the company. Ludwig brings more than 30 years of retail store operations and merchandising experience with Macy’s Inc., including serving as Senior Vice President, Macy’s East from 1994 until 2009, and as Group Vice President from 2009 until her retirement in 2017. As the recognized chief market expert across Macy’s Inc.’s Mid-Atlantic region, Ludwig had direct profit and loss accountability ranging from $380 million to $600 million and responsibility for managing a workforce which at times was comprised of approximately 3,000 employees. She also developed and led business strategy, drove excellence in operations and financial management, and developed high-performing executive teams across Operations, Merchandising, Planning, Visual, Human Resources and Asset Protection.
In addition to her significant retail experience, Ludwig has served in leadership positions with numerous professional and non-profit organizations, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and as a Board member of the Pennsylvania Convention Visitors Bureau. She is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. She also serves as a member and investor with Broad Street Angels, and as an advisory board member of Mytonomy.