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Shining Lights Alumni & Community Awards

Shining Lights

Moravian University Alumni & Community Awards
Presented by the Moravian University Alumni Association

Friday, April 19, 2024, at 6 p.m.
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Register by April 7
 $60 per person, $70 per person after March 17.
Enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner reception, ceremony, dessert, and music.

2024 Award Recipients

Alumni Awards

 David A. Zinczenko ’91 - Comenius Alumni Award

The Comenius Award recognizes an alum’s outstanding achievement or service in their field of work. This is the Alumni Association's lifetime achievement award.

Patricia Nemesh Schoenen ’70 - Medallion of Merit Award

The Medallion of Merit recognizes an alum for their outstanding service to Moravian University or the Alumni Association.

John F. Ferry Jr. ’78, P’12 - Haupert Humanitarian Award

The Haupert Humanitarian Award recognizes an alum who has rendered outstanding service in the cause of human welfare. The recipient’s service to humanity has achieved standards "above and beyond" the expected duties and responsibilities of their career. In addition, the recipient has made a positive difference in the lives of others, in the community in which they live, or in the community at large.

 James P. Orlando, EdD ’96 - Benigna Education Award

The Benigna Education Award recognizes an alum for their outstanding contributions to the field of education. Administrators, college professors, elementary and secondary teachers, and all those in the teaching profession are eligible. The recipient has made significant innovations in the teaching profession, or otherwise substantially impacted the education process, and has demonstrated dedication to the community at large.

 Kayla B. Herr ’19 - Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes a young alum (graduated within the past two to ten years) who has achieved exceptional success in their profession.

Alumni Fellows

Briana M. Fehnel ’24

Prince S. Sokpo ’25

Louis J. Spann ’26

The Alumni Association recognizes several full-time Moravian University students for their superior scholastic merit and the outstanding contributions they have made to campus life and to the community.

Shining Star Community Partnership Awards

Noreen Yamamoto - Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Support Group

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

The Shining Star Community Partnership Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual (excluding current students, employees, and alumni) that/who supports Moravian University's mission to prepare individuals for a reflective life, fulfilling career, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Strategic partnerships may include collaboration for shared resources, opportunities for innovation, and philanthropic engagement.

Moravian University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions regarding physical accessibility, please contact the Alumni Engagement Office at 610 861-1366 at least one week prior to this event.