e-Newsletter of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary | August 30, 2012 Twitter Facebook

Getting a jump on the school year

Students who participated in The 1742 Experience pose outside the Bethlehem YMCA.

Ten incoming first-year students and two student team leaders took part in the second The 1742 Experience, a week-long pre-orientation service program. This program was successful in its inaugural year last year, and allowed selected first-year students the chance to strengthen their community involvement before beginning their college career. The program is coordinated by the Center for Leadership and Service.

The students were led by Sasha Halasz ’13 and Thomas Lazaro ’14 as they got a head start to adjusting to college life, learned about Bethlehem, and helped improve their new community through service projects at the Bethlehem YMCA and New Bethany Ministries. The new students also were able to connect with peers and upperclassmen, developing a unique sense of confidence and leadership. Samantha Blake ’14, a participant in last year’s program, served as the program coordinator.

The students blogged about the program throughout the week, and their blogs can be viewed here.