Reunion Alumni Weekend
May 21-22, 2010

Class correspondent: Derek Reusser

Posted 3/31/15

Mickey K. Thompson, Esq.  has filed a petition to run for Northampton County Council.  Mickey is an attorney and chief operating officer of Saucon Valley Manor and Whitehall Manor, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facilities.  Mickey graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and is also COO of Pennsylvania Venture Capital, an investment company owned by developer Abe Atiyeh.

Posted 1/29/15

Attorney Mickey Thompson has announced that he is running for the District Council seat being vacated by Democrat Lamont McClure at the end of this year.  Mickey lives in Bethlehem Township with his two sons and is Chief Operating Officer at Saucon Valley Manor, Whitehall Manor and Pennsylvania Venture Capital, Inc.

Posted 10/27/14

While in southern India on sabbatical doing scholarly research on tribal history and ecology, Whitney Howarth Nair, Ph.D. met her husband-to-be Sreeraj Nair in the fall of 2012.  She was co-awarded a grant to fund her participation in a three year exchange and research project investigating sustainability and indigenous communities in the Western Ghats with faculty at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, India.  The trip proved productive on my counts!  Whitney has a chapter in an upcoming publication on Kerala History by Orient Black Swan Press entitled “The Adivasi Struggle in Kerala: Culture, Economy and Quest for Land” (edited by Dr. Suresh Jnaneswaran) and in March 2014 she gave birth to her first baby, Pema Parvathy Nair.  The Horwarth-Nair family is all settling back-in nicely to life in central New Hampshire, where Whitney has taught Indian history at Plymouth State University for the last ten years.  Sree and Pema love the foliage, but are not so sure about the cold!

Posted 3/4/14

Beth Rosenthal will be inducted in her high school’s Hall of Honor this May in recognition for her lifelong volunteering and for starting the nonprofit, “It’s Just Benign”.  Beth graduated from John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J.  Past Hall of Honorees include politicians, an FBI agent, a strategist at Merck, a developer for the iphone, and musicians David Byran (Bon Jovi) and Dave Rosenthal (Billy Joel Band); Beth is very proud to be part of this honored group.

Posted 2/12/14

Edward Roach writes to announce the publication of his book “The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry” with Ohio University Press.  The book examines the history of the rather unsuccessful company Wilbur and Orville Wright established in 1909 to sell their airplanes commercially.  The book is available at the OU Press website (ohioswallow.com) and on Amazon.com.

Posted 10-31-13

We are sad to report that Sharon Williams passed away on October 13.

Posted 9-27-13

Julie Moyer Edwards and her husband, Christopher, welcomed the newest addition to their family, daughter Annalise Marie, on June 12, 2013.

Posted 6/24/13

Beth Rosenthal, a benign brain tumor survivor, attended a Brain Tumor Awareness Month event at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick where she represented the nonprofit It’s Just Benign.  Beth launched IJB in 2008 to connect with other survivors.  Beth hopes to further expand IJB globally in the near future.  In addition to operating IJB, Beth works in finance.

Posted 5/21/13

Deacon Alexander A. Joseph was recently ordained by the Most Reverend Bishop Gregory J. Mansour as an unmarried Maronite Catholic priest for the Eparchy of Saint Maron Brooklyn, NY, in his home parish of Our Lady of Lebanon in Easton.  He has been studying for the priesthood for close to 10 years.

Posted 2/29/12

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to announce that John J. Deutsch, Jr. passed away on February 24, 2012.

Posted 11/29/11

Jessica Pfleiger Dimmig was recently hired as the librarian at Liberty Bell Elementary School in Southern Lehigh school district in Pa.  She has a master’s in library science from Kutztown University.  She began her career at Southern Lehigh as a student teacher, instructional aide and classroom teacher and taught first and 4th grades at Hopewell Elementary.  After living out of state she returned and taught first and 5th grades in the Quakertown Community school district and served there as an elementary librarian.

Posted 11/2/11

Edward Roach ’95 is happy to announce his marriage with Naomi J. Burns on October 9.

Posted 4/27/11

Gina Mirocke Miscannon and her husband, Joseph, had their first baby, Ellie Marie, on December 1, 2010.

Posted 1/26/11

From the Alumni House:
We are sad to report that Isaac Lakey passed away May 15, 2009.

Royal Bank of Canada hired Joseph Giordano, former co-head of structured retail sales at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, as a director.

Posted 10/6/10

From the Alumni House:
          Chris Ward was ranked by Chambers USA 2010 as one of the leading attorneys in the State of Delaware for Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring.  Chris was also recently appointed to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Financial Advisor Committee as the special projects coordinator and is working on a book to be published by the ABI regarding expert testimony in bankruptcy litigation.
          Tracy Miller Geary just had a story, “Telling the Bees” published in the October issue of "Good Housekeeping"

Posted 5/4/10

From the Alumni House:
Christina Sorchini became engaged to Patrick Ghizzone on April 15, 2009.  The couple will marry on October 1, 2010.

Posted 10/6/09

It was recently posted that Krisa Murray Arzayus resigned as the class correspondent. This was in error and the alumni office sends their apologies for the confustion. Please contact Krisa with your news; she would love to hear from you.

Posted 9/1/09

From the Alumni House:

Beth Rosenthal has battled with brain cancer for more than twenty years. Her cancer was treated, but the experience has shown her the need for better treatment. She participates in the Have a Chance Walk to fight brain tumors in Battery Park, NY. The walk is in its fourth year and will take place on Sunday, October 18th 2009. Her team this year is entitled It’s Just Benign. Her hope is that she can raise more money than in past years. Beth is asking for donations or active precipitants to join her team and help the cause. The link to her page is http://www.active.com/donate/HaveAChance/benign.

Posted 6/29/09

From the Alumni House:

Gerilyn Suschke and husband Eric are thrilled to have moved while expecting their 3rd child.  They are still living in Hamilton NJ, which is convenient for her husband Eric, who is an officer in Hamilton, and it also keeps their 6 year old son tied to the community.

Dr. Marc Theoret received the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award for Exploration of Immunotherapy.  He currently is a Hematology and Oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, and he continues to study the intersections of immunology and cancer biology.

John Baker and his wife Sally Kervin ’95 welcomed a son, Henry Oliver, on February 11, 2009.

Beth Rosenthal recently started a website, www.itsjustbenign.org, which according to their mission statement, “provides information, support, and a means of communication for those diagnosed with benign brain tumors. Having a benign tumor is difficult for many people to understand, but Beth certainly does. She was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor as a child and suffers from its complicated and often painful side effects.

Joseph J. Michalczyk, who lives in Washington, D.C., was recently announced as a new Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services practice.  He has been part of the Transaction Services group since 1998.  His experience includes due diligence, transaction structuring, and related advisory services for both financial and strategic buyers. Joe has also provided advisory services for divestitures.  Joe has extensive experience in various industries including advertising, aerospace and defense, automotive, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. He has experience serving both public and private clients and a number of other private equity groups, roll-up promoters and multinational and middle market companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and credits his Moravian internship for his position with Deloitte and Touche, leading to the present one at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the American, Virginia, and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, and a published author of several thought leadership pieces. He is the brother of Mark Michalczyk’99.

Posted 4/20/09

From the Alumni House:

Julie Moyer Edwards and Christopher Edwards are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Christopher.  He was born September 29, 2008 in Paoli, Pa., and weighed 7 lb., 11 oz.

Mary Beth Anfuso Horner and husband Tom welcomed a daughter, Olivia Anne, on November 25, 2007. 

Karen Stupic and husband Brian Singer welcomed a daughter, Cora Ann, on November 11, 2008.

Michelle LePoidevin became engaged to Charles Daino on September 20, 2008. The couple will marry October 25, 2009.