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Hall of Fame inductees honored at dinner

Hall of Fame inductees from left: Anthony Jaso ’50, Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples ’02, Fred Reinhard, Tara Wartman McClimon ’98, William S. Marsh ’56

Nearly 170 attended the Athletics Hall of Fame dinner held in Johnston Hall November 9. Scot Dapp, director of athletics and recreation acted as master of ceremonies, as Moravian athletes were recognized and honored for their achievements.

William Marsh ’56 received the Robert Martin Herbstman Award, for exemplifying the ideals of Moravian College athletics both as a student
and an alumnus. His award was presented by Eric Ruskowski ’69, whom Marsh had recruited.

The team honoree was the 1989 Men’s Track & Field team, represented by 16 members of the team. During the presentation of their award, the late Doug Pollard, professor of physical education and head men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field coach, was fondly remembered and his wife, Donna, and daughter Casey, hung medallions around the necks of the team members .

1989 Men's Track & Field team

The following were inducted into the Hall of Fame:

Mark Will-Weber presented two of his former student athletes, Heidi Wolfsberger Peoples ’02 and Tara Wartman McClimon ’98, both women’s cross country and women’s track and field.

Anthony Jaso ’50, presented by Dr. Frank Weaver ’49, his friend and teammate.

Fred Reinhard, honorary inductee, a major contributor and consistent supporter of the Greyhound athletics program for many years, presented by Marty Moyle, administrative assistant in the athletic office.

Inductees were recognized during half-time at the Moravian vs. Muhlenberg game the next day.

Networking in the Big Apple

Students listen to their guide on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. From left: Caitlin Benonis ’13, Corrin Magditch ’13, Kara Bianco ’13, Joseph Cassidy ’14, Miles Harrison ‘13

Photo by Michael Wilson

October 23 was a beautiful fall day, and a bus of students headed from campus to New York City for a student and alumni networking reception similar to the one held in Philadelphia in September. This time they left a little earlier in the afternoon because, thanks to two alumni, the students were given the unique opportunity to visit one of two very exciting locations, the New York Stock Exchange or the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Kraig Correll ’90, of Barclay’s Wealth, arranged for students to be at the Exchange for the close of the bell and then have a tour of the trading floor. The other group of students went uptown to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and met with John Quinones ’92, vice president of recruitment,   who hosted the group and talked about  the importance of networking and the do’s and don’ts of applying for internships and jobs. He also encouraged students to utilize the career development office at all stages of their college life. They then took a tour and several students snapped photos next to the mannequins who were wearing the uniforms of their favorite sports teams.

Zixuan Huang ’14 , Michael Ellis ’72 talk during the networking event.

Photo by Michael Wilson

At 6 p.m. students gathered at the Union League Club where they met and networked with alumni from the classes of 1969 to 2012, several of whom participated in the networking event at Tiffany & Co. hosted by Andrew
’90, senior vice president of diamonds and gemstones, last March. Union League hosts, Michael Ellis ’72, managing member of Panterra Partners and current College trustee, and Jim Hutchinson ’69, chairman and CEO of Rumson-Fairhaven Bank & Trust and a former trustee, welcomed all attendees and spoke on the importance of students making connections with alumni and shared their own experiences on how their Moravian connections helped them throughout their lives.

Upcoming events

December 2
Gingerbread House Decorating Party
This popular event is back! There are a limited number of houses so please register now.
Click here for more information and online registration.

December 8
Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Come to support these honored alumni and students.

Comenius Alumni Award: David B. Vasily ’71, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Medallion of Merit:  Betsey Tait Puth ’51
Benigna Education Award: Kathleen Figlear Malu ’73, Ph.D.
Young Alumni Achievement Award: William T. Trub ’03, M.A.
Young Alumni Achievement Award: Scott T. Williams ’04, M.P.A.
Alumni Fellows: Alicia Altemose ’14, Katelyn Cohen ’14 and Michael O’Gorman ’13
Honors Recipient: Michael O’Gorman ’13

Click here for more information and online registration.

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