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Alumni Connection

Three Moravian alumni to be recognized with a Forty Under 40 award

Kevin Edwards '96 was recently named a Forty Under 40 by Lehigh Valley Business for his leadership in the Lehigh Valley.

Moravian is proud to have not just one, but three alumni being recognized for their leadership accomplishments in the greater Lehigh Valley. This year will mark the inaugural Forty Under 40 awards program sponsored by Lehigh Valley Business, which will take place on June 11 at the Hotel Bethlehem.

Kevin Edwards ’96, the Director of Golf at Woodstone Country Club & Lodge in Danielsville, is one of the award-winners. He also is Moravian’s golf coach since August 2010.

The other young alumni to be honored are Joshua Dodd ’99, senior V.P. at Univest Bank and Trust and Sean Pressman ’12 MBA, for his work with the Jack Pressman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Mark Parseghian '75 and his wife Kathy plant a tree in Shanksville, Pa.

OGO alumnus participates in Plant a Tree at Flight 93

Mark Parseghian ’75 and his wife Kathy recently participated in the National Park Service’s Plant a Tree at Flight 93 re-forestation event on April 20 in Shanksville, Pa.

He wrote, “I made sure that my Moravian College sweatshirt was prominently on display while we and 100 other volunteers planted 3,500 seedlings. For those travelling to or through western Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 Memorial is just a short drive off the Somerset exit of the Turnpike and is a moving tribute to these 40 heroes of 9/11.”

His employer, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, is committed to community involvement and encourages employees to find opportunities to serve. This was an event that enabled them to make a difference in the future of the site.

Upcoming Events

May 8
Graduation Celebration Reception for Comenius Center Graduates
7 to 9 p.m., HUB Pavilion
Comenius Center alumni are invited to join in honoring the Class of 2013.
Click here for more information and online registration.

May 9
2nd Annual Alumni and Graduating Seniors Reception
6 p.m., Religion and Philosophy Commons, first floor of Comenius Hall
For more information, contact Kelly Denton-Borhaug, associate professor and chair of the religion department, at

May 11
Commencement and Reception for legacy graduates and their families
Immediately following Commencement, at the outdoor amphitheatre near Reeves Library.  
For more information and to R.S.V.P. online click here or email

May 17 and 18

The Jazz Hounds will play at Alumni Weekend.

Founder’s Day & Alumni Weekend
Reunions for Classes 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948, 1943 & 1938
Visit for more information.
The impromptu alumni jazz group, the Jazz Hounds, led by Neil Wetzel, associate professor of music, will entertain at Alumni Weekend 2013.

June 1
Sustain the Passion to Teach:  7th Annual Action Research Conference
Foy Hall Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus
Click here for details on the conference and online registration.

June 13
Invitation-only reception for alumni who live or work in New York City
At the home of Brian Oswald ’82 and Ann Oswald
For more information, contact Anisa Albertson at  610 861- 1336 or

August 2
Moravian Alumni Day at the IronPigs Baseball Game
Save the date – more information to follow at

October 4 and 5
Homecoming Weekend
Please note that the Classes of 1968 through 2013 will hold their reunions this weekend.
If you would like to help plan your reunion, contact or call 610 861-1366.

Class of 2013:  your health insurance may end sooner than you think

Congratulations!” “What an achievement!”  You’ll probably hear phrases like those quite a bit over the next couple of months … after all, you managed to survive your college years and earn that all-important degree. But you may also hear (or think) “Welcome to the real world!”  When real-life issues like health insurance coverage come up, the Alumni Association can offer some assistance. 

A recent NIH-funded study found, essentially, two things.  First, huge variation in prices: bills sent out for sprained ankles ranged from $4 to $24,110.  Second, overall, really high prices:  The average emergency room visit now costs 40 percent more than a month’s rent, according to the

The Alumni Association offers health insurance options to fill the needs of many new alums who will be without coverage after graduation, whether it’s due to a lack of employment or even under-employment.  Parental policies may not be suitable after graduation due to cost or location outside the parent’s network coverage area, or for those who are age 26 or older.

And for those currently on the school’s plan, our student health insurance ends in August. Don’t risk going without health insurance, especially when affordable options are available.  Most products offered by the Alumni Insurance Program are available to family members as well — even if they didn’t attend Moravian College.  For more information visit

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Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event sponsor at least one week prior to the event.

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