Zora Martin Felton, Class of 1952, Honored by NAACP

Zora Martin Felton '52 (shown with her stepson Eric Felton) was honored at Bethlehem's NAACP banquet held February 15. Photo: K. Anderko, Express-Times

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Bethlehem Branch, honored Zora Martin Felton '52 at its annual Freedom Fund Banquet, February 15. The event, held at the Four Points Sheraton Jetport, celebrated "100 Years of Civil Rights Work" with a focus on educational breakthroughs.

Mrs. Felton was the first African-American graduate of Moravian College, where she distinguished herself as a leader academically, athletically, and through student activities. She was elected president of her class in her sophomore year and president of the student body in her senior year. Upon graduating in 1952, she received the President's Prize as the outstanding graduating senior. In 1982, Zora Martin Felton was the recipient of Moravian's first Raymond S. Haupert Humanitarian Award. In 1991, she received the Comenius Award, the Alumni Association's' most prestigious award.

Mrs. Felton is recognized nationally for her work in museum education. She devoted 27 years to the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C., where she was an original staff member. During her tenure, she created educational programs that served as models for other community museums across the country, published numerous articles, curated a nationally-acclaimed exhibit, and served as interim director. She remains active in community work in Washington, D.C. where she resides.

PharmaStrat Pays it Forward with Student Scholarships

PharmaStrat founder and president Philip Patrick (far left) and PharmaStrat partner Brian Corvino '02 (far right) awarded scholarships to students Debra Evans and Alicia Abbuhl, winners of the 2008 PharmaStrat Healthcare Future Leaders Essay Contest.

Moravian College students have been given a chance to voice their ideas for changing the healthcare system. The PharmaStrat Healthcare Future Leaders Essay Contest asks students to "identify a policy or a specific course of action that government could take regarding the U.S. healthcare system."

Recently PharmaStrat awarded the 2008 prizes to Debra Evans, a biochemistry major, and Alicia Abbuhl, a business management major, for their essays. Each received a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to visit the PharmaStrat office in Flemington, N.J.

"I believe it is my obligation and duty to mentor the next generation of healthcare leaders," said Phil Patrick, president and founder of PharmaStrat, Inc. "Each year I look forward to the creative ideas and energy provided by the students." PharmaStrat is dedicated to providing a culture with an emphasis on education and professional development. Several Moravian College alumni have participated in internship and career development opportunities through the PharmaStrat Leadership Development Program.

Both Phil and Brian Corvino '02, a partner at PharmaStrat, Inc., serve the Moravian community in other ways, as well—Phil as a Business and Industry Council mentor and Brian as Alumni Board President and Sigma Phi Epsilon advisor. Recent alumni Scott Shelbo '07 and Kenneth Blom '07 also are consultants at the firm. PharmaStrat thanks both Diane Husic, professor and chair of biology, and Sylvia Doyle, director of corporate and donor relations, for their time and support on this project. –Scott Heydt '02

About PharmaStrat, Inc.: PharmaStrat, Inc. is a leading strategy consulting and market research firm that delivers insight to the pharmaceutical industry relative to managed care and reimbursement. PharmaStrat’s client base includes the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. The firm is celebrating its second consecutive year as one of Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies in the United States."

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