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1981 Classnotes

After graduation, Teresa Marks worked as an elementary substitute teacher in local school districts. In the fall of 1985 until July 2008, she was employed at Northampton Community College in the Center for Adult Literacy & Workforce Development. In conjunction with that employment, she worked for H&R Block as a tax preparer for 20 years. Following that, she started her own tax preparation business in January 2004.

Mark Farrar '81 served 34 years in the United States Army, including as a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. His son Victor, a captain who currently serves as commander at the Tomb, earned a Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge—the second-least-awarded decoration in the US Army. On February 22, 2019, Farrar had the privilege of pinning the badge on his son at the pinning ceremony. This event marks another in a series of significant accomplishments for this father and son:

  • Mark is the first and only Moravian graduate to have served at the Tomb.
  • Victor is one of only about a half dozen officers ever to have earned this as a result of his service at the tomb.
  • Mark and Victor are the first and only sentinel (Mark) and commander (Victor) team to have served at the Tomb and earned a badge.
  • They are the third of only three father-son pars with Tomb service.

Mark, is deservedly very proud of his son’s accomplishment.