FIVE NEW MEMBERS JOIN ALUMNI BOARD
Five new alumni board members attended their first board meeting Saturday, September 20. The members were formally elected at the Alumni Association's annual meeting on May 17, 2008. All will serve on committees to support the new strategic plan.
Peter Chimera '88, of North Wales, Pa., operates DavidWayneAssociates, a search firm for accounting professionals. Pete is also JV head coach and varsity assistant basketball coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School. He serves as President of the Omicron Gamma Omega Fraternity alumni association, and regularly participates in the Rocco Calvo golf tournament and homecoming. Along with Monk Morelli, Pete holds the Gus Rampone annual golf tournament to benefit the Gus Rampone Scholarship fund. He has also assisted with Introduction to College Life classes for several years.
Pete received a B.A. from Moravian College. He played on the men’s basketball team, was president of the Volunteer Council, and was active in Omicron Gamma Omega.
Barry L. Gaal '61, of Bethlehem, Pa., retired as associate vice president of business services at Lehigh University in December 2004, after nineteen years. Barry began his career in higher education administration in the business office of Moravian College, before serving at Dickinson College and Lehigh University. Throughout his career, he has held leadership roles in many community organizations; he served on the Board of Directors at Muhlenberg Hospital, Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bethlehem Association, Bethlehem's 250th Anniversary Committee, and others. He is also a coach and volunteer for Bethlehem Special Olympics.
Barry received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Moravian. As a student, he was vice president of his sophomore and junior class and president of his senior class. He was a member of the Triangle Honor Society and Omciron Gamma Omega, and participated in sports.
Linda Shay Gardner '74, of Bethlehem, Pa., graduated from Temple with a Doctorate of Laws in 1995. She has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as three federal district courts and three federal appellate courts. Linda was a partner at Rooney, Mannicci & Gardner until 2005, when she began her own firm, Gardner Law Offices, in Bethlehem. She was named a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2008, and has served in leadership positions with the Northampton County Bar Association as well as the International Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association.
Linda received the Herbstman Award in 2007, and has served on a number of the College's leadership committees and programs. She is the daughter of Rev. Dr. Earl R. Shay and Evelyn Shay, who were missionaries for the Moravian Church.
Kelly McLean Rindock '03, of Allentown, Pa., is a financial advisor for Steel Valley Investment Group of Raymond James and Associates. She was recently appointed to the Regional Advisory Board for the American Lung Association of the Lehigh Valley, and has been accepted into Leadership Lehigh Valley’s Class of 2009.
After receiving her B.A. from Moravian College, Kelly earned her M.Ed. from Temple University in 2005. She obtained a Wealth Management Specialist designation from Kaplan University. While at Moravian, Kelly played on the women's basketball team, served as a student athlete mentor, and was active member on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Psi Chi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. She received the Moravian College Spirit of Moravian Award in 2003.
Scott T. Williams '04, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is vice president of Men's Health Network, a Washington, D.C.-based national nonprofit organization. Scott has been featured as an expert on men's health issues in the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, and other media. He has presented at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Senate. Most recently, he attended and spoke at health policy briefings at both the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Prior to joining Men's Health Network, Scott was a Senior Analyst of Strategic Services at PharmaStrat, Inc., based in Flemington, N.J.
Scott received his B.A. in Political Science with Honors and a minor in Business Management. While at Moravian, he received the Ronald J. Stupak Award, recognizing high merit and accomplishment in the study of Political Science, as well as the Cohen Arts and Lectures Scholarship.
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