WE are still doing great things!
In times of uncertainty, we find ourselves looking for the comfort found in our families, communities, and the constants we have in our lives. Moravian College is steadfast in our concern and support of you, your loved ones, and those who are connected to us in such unique and personal ways. While so much has changed, rest assured, many things have stayed the same.
We are still a little revolutionary.
We provide Apple technology for every incoming student, and we’re home to the first virtual cadaver lab in the Lehigh Valley. We continue to develop programs in high-demand fields such as our fully online Master’s in Predictive Analytics and our new Data Science track in the undergraduate Computer Science major.
We are still educating our students.
Our seamless transition to online learning in March ensured our students and faculty continued their coursework uninterrupted despite the social distance. Hard work by faculty, staff, and students—along with our status as an Apple Distinguished School—contributed to this success.
We are still supporting our community.
Our nursing department gathered protective gear from our simulation labs—gloves, masks, gowns, and safety glasses—and donated them to the two local health networks, while the departments of biology, chemistry, and rehabilitation sciences donated gloves, masks, and disinfecting wipes. Students on the 3D Printing Team are working 24/7 to make stethoscopes and protective equipment for health care workers and first responders. Moravian is also making college-owned houses available for doctors and nurses and, if necessary, Johnston Hall for an overflow of patients from local hospitals. We are still serving our Community School partner, William Penn Elementary, with Moravian students in the America Reads program providing videos for a variety of subjects - from English and social studies to math, science, and gym.
We are still preparing for the next generation of Greyhounds to head out into the world.
The Center for Career and Civic Engagement continues to work with students remotely, providing career advice, mock interviews, and even virtual volunteer opportunities and internships. Top employers of recent graduates include the local health networks, and the largest percentage of those in graduate school (25%) are pursuing degrees in the health professions. The Class of 2020 will be even better prepared for this new normal of remote working, global interconnectedness, and determination to support the greater good.
Current and incoming students are facing the challenges of COVID-19 in their personal lives. Many have lost the jobs they relied on to make ends meet and their families are facing unforeseen economic hardship. At a time when they should be celebrating this chapter in their lives, their ongoing investment in education is being called into question. Please consider a gift to the Moravian Scholarship Fund before June 30 to ensure they can start and stay on the path toward graduation. Your generous and ongoing support has truly never been more important to our students.
If your mailing address is outside of the United States and you would like to make a gift, please contact Carrie Gradin either by phone: 610-625-7942 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org rather than using our online form.