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Alumni News July 2017

Alumni News July 2017

July 18, 2017
Above: the freshman welcome picnic, hosted by Rob Verrone '90 at his home in Spring Lake, New Jersey



Woman of the Year: Denise Bradley '94

On June 17, the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society announced its 2017 man and woman of the year at its grand finale at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The grand finale marked the conclusion of a fund-raising drive that began April 6. Local title winners Matt McNally and Denise Bradley will go on to compete for the national title, to be announced later in the summer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. More than 430 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, silent auction, sit-down dinner, program, and dancing. A record-breaking $816,200 was raised.

This article originally appeared in Philly.Com, July 2, 2017



   Jim Lyon Receives NWF Award

      Vice President of Conservation Policy for the National Wildlife Federation, Jim Lyon ’76 was recently honored with the        organization’s Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award for his two decades of work on behalf of wildlife and the    environment. Lyon received the 2016 Comenius Award for exceptional achievement in his profession. Read more.





Former Hound to Coach at University of Scranton

Ozzie Brown ’08, national champion in the long jump at the 2008 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships as well as All-American in the 55-meter high hurdles, has been named the first head coach of University of Scranton’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Previously Brown served as assistant track and field coach at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, where he took the team to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in 2015. Read more.



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  Ring Running for Congress

     Lisa Ring, who graduated summa cum laude in 2003 with a degree in history and philosophy, has declared her        candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District of Georgia seat. You can read an interview    with Ring in Savannah Now.




Chupa Elected to CPA Council

Nicole Chupa ’08 of Palmerton was elected to the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs council for a two-year term at the institute’s annual convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, earlier this month.

From Times News:

Chupa is a manager at Buckno, Lisicky & Company in Allentown, specializing in small business and individual taxes. A past president of the institute’s Lehigh Valley Chapter, Chupa is on the chapter’s Executive, Emerging CPAs, Nominations, and Thanksgiving Benefit committees. In addition to her volunteer leadership with the institute Chupa is on the March for Babies executive leadership team for the March of Dimes. Chupa received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Moravian College.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a statewide association of more than 22,000 working in public accounting, industry, government, and education. It is the second-oldest CPA organization in the nation.


Peoples to be Inducted into Hall of Fame


Heidi Peoples ’02, a 12-time NCAA Division III All-American, who owns 15 Middle Atlantic Conference titles in track and cross country will be inducted into the  Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame this October.


Milosev’s Pinnacle @65

Real estate developer Borko Milosev ’04 had a vision for apartments in downtown Bethlehem that would set a new standard for luxury living in the Lehigh Valley. That vision has been realized in the transformation of the 10-story Santander office building into Pinnacle @65 (at 65 E. Elizabeth Ave.) with 48 stunning apartment units. Read more.


Moravian College Magazine

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