Alumni News April 2018
Kathleen F. Malu Receives Two Fulbright Awards
Already a two-time Fulbright Scholar, Kathleen F. Malu ’73, a professor of education at William Paterson University, was awarded an English Language Specialist appointment by the US Department of State to support English language teaching in Angola last fall. This is the most prestigious award in the field of English language teaching presented by the US Department of State. On this six-week assignment, Malu traveled throughout the country, met with English teachers and students at several universities and teacher-training secondary schools, and provided workshops on English-language teaching methodology.
In April 2018, Malu will be a Fulbright Specialist in Romania. This award is similar in prestige to the Fulbright Scholarship but is given for short-term assignments. Malu will meet with teachers of science, humanities, mathematics, and foreign languages to learn about the challenges they face in their teaching and will design an in-service course based on those challenges.
Scott Rothrock Receives Hero Award
A sociology major, Scott Rothrock took the criminal justice track and after graduating from Moravian College in 2002, he landed his dream job as an officer with the Catasauqua police force. That dream ended, February 23, 2015, when he was brutally stabbed while trying to apprehend a man who had stabbed his ex-girlfriend. On March 16 of this year, Rothrock was honored with A-Treat Soda’s first community hero award, which comes with a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice. Rothrock selected the Fraternal Order of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35.
Paul Hlavinka Opens Private Practice
A 2017 graduate in Moravian College’s first nurse practitioner cohort, Paul Hlavinka recently opened a private practice in primary care, Advanced Primary Care Associates. His wife Rachel is a current student in Moravian’s nurse practitioner program.
Borko Milosev’s 118-120 Northampton St. Ready for Action
Developer Borko Milosev ’04 completed renovations on two side-by-side four-story buildings at 118-120 Northampton Street in Easton. The empty dilapidated structures still had good bones says Milosev who put together a team to rebuild and beautify the properties, which today house 14 apartments and two commercial spaces at street level. READ MORE
Naiomi Gonzalez Accepted into Doctorate Program
Naiomi Gonzalez ’12 has accepted Texas Christian University's (TCU) offer of admission for doctoral studies in history. She has been awarded full funding, including tuition, and a generous salary as a teaching assistant for five years. In addition, TCU has given her the STAR award, which provides an additional stipend for three years. Gonzalez's current doctoral research plans focus on the ways in which US foreign policy in Colombia and Lebanon impact these countries' response to non-state violent actors. READ MORE
Brian Sarisky Earns Senior VP Appointment
Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc., recently appointed Brian Sarisky ’91 to Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Commercial Lines. Sarisky joined Selective in 1991 as a corporate trainee and has held a variety of regional and corporate leadership positions throughout the organization, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines Underwriting. A 1991 graduate of Moravian College holding a BA in business management with minors in mathematics and physics, Sarisky went on to earn an MBA from Lehigh and completed the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds designations as both a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor.
Allen Sun Chung Wong Joins Malfitano Advisors
Allen Sun Chung Wong ’09 recently joined Malfitano Advisors after working with AlixPartners in their Turnaround and Restructuring Services Group, Wong began his restructuring career at Grant Thornton in their Corporate Advisory and Restructuring Services Group. He graduated from Moravian College with a BA in Finance and a biology and chemistry minor and went on to earn a masters in financial mathematics from Lehigh University.
Stuart H. Lubow Joins Dime Community Bancshares
Stuart H. Lubow ’79, has taken a position as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. Lubow previously served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Community National Bank in Great Neck, New York. He earned a BA in accounting while at Moravian.