Reunion Alumni Weekend
May 21-22, 2010

Class correspondent:
Mary Beth Sierzega Afflerbach

Posted 12/21/15

Aydin Onur writes that after 16 years of residence in Boston, San Jose, and New Mexico, I returned to Bethlehem for a final destination.  I enjoy teaching, innovating, internet-based service companies, and hobbies. I am increasingly gravitating toward philanthropy.  I have been participating in Moravian Alumni Events, mostly in theater and musical performances.  Love adventure travel.

Posted 1/29/15

Beth Hance Arnold writes that her son, Nathan, has joined the Moravian Family.  Nathan started his freshman year at Moravian in the fall of 2014, planning to study Music Performance on the cello, and he is very happy with the school and his decision to attend Moravian.

Posted 3/4/14

Michele Stocklas Anderson writes that 2013 was a challenging and very difficult year for me.  I was diagnosed with a reoccurrence of lymphoma in April.  My first bout with cancer was Stage 4 in 2003.  This time I was stage 2; however, the lymphoma had morphed from an indolent type to a more aggressive type.

Therefore, I needed in-patient chemo….round the clock for 5 days then home.  Five rounds of that nearly did me in, but for my three children, Erik, Gunnar and Brynn, who had just turned 14, I forged onward.  Next came 6 rounds of total body irradiation.  Then a bone marrow transplant in September.

Thankfully I was told I am cancer free in December 2013 and I have survived once again.  I can’t wait to return to teaching in the fall and get my strength and stamina back to enjoy life fully.

The positive highlight for me during this awful year was seeing how our community responded to help my kids.  Dinners were dropped off nightly; fundraisers were set up to help my kids make their band trip quota.  Erik on trumpet, Brynn on mellophone and Gunnar with the bass drum marched along with their classmates as the Liberty High School Grenadier Band from Bethlehem, Pa. marched in the 125 Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA!  Happy New Year!  Michele

Posted 7/31/13

Sandra Sloyer, CPA, CGMA, and MBA has accepted the position of chief financial officer of Hospice Advantage in Bay City, MI.

Posted 10/25/12

Paul Staudt and his wife Michelle are pleased to announce the birth of their baby girl, Emily Kristine on July, 19.

Posted 9/28/12

We are sad to report that Karen M. Samson passed away on September 2.

Posted 6/27/12

From the Alumni House:

We are sad to report that Dennis J. Meyers passed away on June 10, 2012.
Posted 2/29/12

SXSWedu is pleased to announce Hugh Norwood of Trinity Education Group, a Maryland-based company focused on growing and sustaining high-quality, researched-based educational products and services as the 2012 Emcee. In 2007, Hugh formed Trinity Education Group, after leaving Laureate Education, and has served as the company’s president and general manager.

Posted 6/8/11

From the Alumni House:
In 2004, Amy Yahna created a demonstration site for sustainable living, environmental awareness, and Community Supported Agriculture at Alambria Spring Farm. Amy and her husband built a house made of timber from the surrounding forest and straw as insulation, and they use windmills and solar panels for electricity. They harvest their own milk, honey, and food and make their living by growing and selling organic crops.

Posted 1/7/10

From the Alumni House:

Julia Osgood O'Reilly and  Brenden O'Reilly are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Colleen Elizabeth O'Reilly.  She was born on October 16, 2008 in Hackensack, N.J., and weighed 7 lb., 10 oz. She joins big sister Gaellyn, born April 5, 2007.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Rob Verrone recently celebrated his 40th birthday in style with 13 of his Moravian friends, Jane Valick Fitzell ’88, Bill Fitzell ’90, Steve Lutz ’89, John Hughes ’90, Dave Mittl ’90 and his wife Mary, Dirk ’90 and Lisa Johnson Phillips ’91, Sandy Stas Fenton ’90, Craig ’88 and Dana Mint-Danielson ’91, Kris Yurko Groeber ’90, Paul Groeber ’91 and Coach John Makuvek.

Posted 4/20/09

From the Alumni House:

In October, Noel Knecht participated in a four-day, 220-mile bicycle ride from Chocolate World in Hershey, Pa., to New York City. Sponsored by Hershey’s Tour de Pink, this annual ride benefits the Young Survival Coalition, the premier network of international breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues of young women and breast cancer. Although Noel recently moved to Arkansas, she remains involved in the Young Survival Coalition, and also is a legislative ambassador for the American Cancer Society (gaining support from members of Congress) and is a volunteer for Reach to Recovery.