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Members of the class of 1964 gather in the HUB's Marketplace.

ABOVE: After their induction into the 50+ Club at the 50+ Breakfast, members of the class of 1964 pose for a 50th reunion photograph. (Photos by John Kish IV)


Alumni News

Alumni Return Home to Moravian

A group of four talk in Hotel Bethlehem.

ABOVE: Joe Merola ’64 (from left), Andy Semmel ’64, Beth Merola and Ron dePaolo ’64 reminisce before the class of 1964 champagne toast at the Hotel Bethlehem.

On May 16 and 17, the College welcomed back to Bethlehem alumni and guests for Alumni Weekend and Founder’s Day celebrations. Among those in attendance were members of the classes of 1944 to 1964 celebrating their milestone reunions.

The 272nd Founder’s Day celebration of the Women’s College kicked off on the morning of May 16 with a reception, the traditional Lovefeast, and a luncheon on the Priscilla Payne Hurd campus. Later that night, at the historic Hotel Bethlehem, alumni enjoyed a gala dinner. A full calendar of events followed the next day, highlighted by President Bryon Grigsby’s State of the College Address and the 50+ Club Breakfast. Additionally, the class of 1964 hosted a fantastic evening at its class party in the HUB. More than 30 class members, plus guests, enjoyed food, drinks and dancing.

Recent Happenings

Lifelong Learning Program Talks Healthy Choices

Trent smiles against a white wall.

The Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning Program hosted its Spring Symposium March 22, drawing approximately 60 people to its health-minded workshops. This year’s theme was “The Year of the Hound: How to be happy and healthy in 2014.” Michelle Litzenberger Trent ‘93 (pictured), a food coach, nutrition educator and owner of the Joyful Elephant, was one of the conference’s presenters. She led a workshop focused on plant-based nutrition and how diet affects disease.

Brubakers Host Philadelphia Event

The foursome smiles in Laurie Brubaker's kitchen.

Laurie Riley Brubaker ‘82 and her husband, Lloyd, hosted the College’s Philadelphia Regional Event at their Phoenixville home March 29. Pictured (from left) are Lloyd and Laurie Brubaker, President Bryon Grigsby ’90 and Lea Glembot.

Laurie Brubaker, president of Aetna’s Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia operations, received the 2010 Moravian College Comenius Award.

Accounting Club Honors Popowycz, Walker

On March 23, the Accounting Club held its awards ceremony, recognizing Michael Popowycz ’78 (right), vice chairman and chief financial officer at Case Farms, Inc., with the “Pinnacle Award” and Kasey M. Walker ’05 (left), senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with the “Young Accounting Alumni Award.” Prior to the ceremony, the College dedicated Comenius Hall’s room 213 in honor of John Gehman, associate professor emeritus of accounting.

Walker brings her hands together while talking at a podium. Popowycz extends his arm while standing at a podium in the HUB.

Preparing Students for Life After Graduation

Blom gestures while stands before an audience in a PPHAC classroom.

ABOVE: Ken Blom ’07 led a session at the ‘Backpack to Briefcase’ event titled “Social Media and You,” educating students on how they can create a positive social media presence.

More than 60 juniors and seniors took a major step toward reaching their career goals in January, participating in “Backpack to Briefcase,” an interactive two-day program coordinated by the Career Center. The conference-style program, which aims to help participants build a solid foundation for their professional future, included presentations by industry professionals, many of them former Greyhounds. Among the Moravian alumni on hand were Daniel Carusi ’89, vice president of global education, Deltek; Michelle Hanna ’12, Ph.D. candidate in psychology, Lehigh University; Dylan Stroup ’10, advisor at AXA Equitables; Laura Queen ’96, vice president of human resources, G & W Laboratories, Inc.; and Ken Blom ’07, associate director of social discovery at Buzzfeed.


For details or registration, contact 610-861-1366 or www.moravian.edu/alumni.

Sept. 6
Chicago Alumni Reception

October 17-18
Homecoming – Reunions 1969-2009

November 14
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

November 16
Harrisburg/Lancaster Alumni Reception

December 5-7, 12-14

December 13
14th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

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