Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 11/5/13
  Heather McGarvie Corey ’05  speaks before an audience during an exhibition reception.

ABOVE: Heather McGarvie Corey ’05 (foreground) addresses an audience during an Oct. 23 reception in the HUB. The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery and the HUB hosted an October event titled “Feminine Motion: An Exhibition of Work by Heather Corey.”


Alumni Connection

Alumna Artist Displays Current Work at October Exhibition

Heather McGarvie Corey ’05, a former art education major and member of the cross-country team, returned to campus Oct. 23 for a reception associated with “Feminine Motion: An Exhibition of Work by Heather Corey,” which was held in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery of the HUB. During the reception, Corey addressed gathered faculty, staff and students about her career, her current works and her time as an undergraduate at Moravian.

Corey completed an honors project in papermaking at Moravian, and received the M.F.A. in papermaking from the Museum of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Currently, she teaches and maintains her paper studio in the Monroe Center for the Arts in Hoboken, N.J. Read more about her work at The exhibition ran on campus from Oct. 3 through Oct. 28.

Sean richardson stands while a student asks a question. Ralph Mitti talks to a student following a panel discussion.

ABOVE: Sean Richardson ’97 served as a panelist during the Career Center's alumni and student panel discussion Oct. 24.

ABOVE: Ralph Mittl ’86 speaks with a student during his visit to campus for the career opportunity panel.

Panel Highlights Moravian’s Success in Nation’s Capitol

The Career Center hosted a Washington, D.C., Career Opportunity Alumni & Student Panel on campus on Oct. 24, bringing together a group of alumni and current students with experience in the nation's Capitol. The event, titled “The Land of Opportunity Awaits,” featured Sean Richardson ’97, Ralph Mittl ’86, Dan Carusi ’89, Trevor Glanville ’14 and Justin Pilchman ’15 as panelists.

The event discussed the myriad of opportunities available to Moravian graduates and students in all fields, not just government and politics. Topics included internships, career paths and living in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area. For photographs of the event, click here.

Richardson is a partner in the public policy firm, Peck, Madigan, Jones, which is one of the largest independent government relations firms in Washington. Additionally, he is the co-founder of a company that uses data analytics and cutting edge political campaign tactics to impact consumer decision making.   

Mittl is the director at Promontory Financial Group, leading their asset management practice. He works with an array of financial services and investment firms to build strong, effective regulatory compliance programs and respond to highly sensitive compliance matters.

Carusi is vice president and chief learning officer for Deltek, Inc., and oversees all aspects of talent management, curriculum development, operations and delivery, global employee and customer education and Human Capital consulting.

Glanville and Pilchman provided a student perspective, discussing the opportunities available to current undergraduates in Washington. Glanville, a nursing students, completed an internship with Men’s Health Network in D.C. He developed a men’s health cell phone application, was a spokesperson for men’s health topics, lobbied for men’s health and cancer funding, and organized community health clinics and fairs. Pilchman completed the American University: Washington Semester-Justice and Law Program this past summer. He also had an internship at the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, where he reviewed legal documents, organized presentations of cases, and conversed with attorneys about legal practices.

A four-person group of golfers stands before teeing off. A generic shot of a golf ball in the bottom of a cup.

ABOVE: Jack Melchior, Peggy Bartholomew Melchior ’68, Jane Larzelere Wachinski ’68 and Albert Wachinski hit the links.

ABOVE: The 22nd Annual Rocco Calvo Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Bethlehem Golf Club. 

Rocco Calvo Tournament Teed Up Again

The Rocco Calvo Annual Golf Tournament was the perfect kick off (or should it be tee off) for Homecoming 2013. To see photographs from the tournament, click here.

Former Athletes to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Nov. 8

Ron Berta ’68, Raymond Reimer ’89, Emily Shertzer ’02 and the late Doug Pollard, a longtime coach, make up the class of 2013 that will be inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 8 in Johnston Hall. The 1995 Greyhound Softball Team will also be inducted that night. In addition to the new class of Hall of Fame inductees that will be honored that night, Dianne Shefski Harper '90 will be presented with the Robert M. Herbstman Award.

An Evening on Main Street

The Lehigh Valley Home Club of the Alumni Association invites alumni to participate in  An Evening on Main Street, a pre-holiday shopping night for Moravian alumni, faculty and staff, on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. This annual tradition is now being held on a Thursday evening, when most merchants are open late.

Many stores and restaurants will offer special discounts for Moravian shoppers; discounts vary by store.
The Moravian Book Shop, Donegal Square and other past participants will be joining again.

Check in at the Hotel Bethlehem Lobby to pick up your shopping pass, meet your friends and have some refreshments. There is no charge, but registration is required. Click here for more details and online registration.

A group of greyhounds gather following the wedding ceremony for Mike Gill and Kylene Hyduke.

A Moravian Wedding Celebration

The wedding ceremony of Mike Gill ’01 and Kylene Hyduke brought together several members of the Moravian College family on Sept. 21, 2013. Pictured (from left) are Andrew Hyduke ’91 (father of the bride), Robert Brill (faculty member in the College’s Psychology Department), Tom Mondschein (CIT administrator), Dustin Levy ’01, Allison Harteveld Levy ’00, Gill, Christine Mondschein ’02, Joe Pochran ’01 and Chris Ferrone ’03. The wedding was held at The Club at Morgan Hill in Easton.

Alumni Making Headlines

Swanee Ballman ’71 recently published her eighth novel entitled The Prodigal's Brother. In the spring, her historical fiction, CLAUDIA and PILATE was released. (The novels are available on in both hard copy and e-book versions.) Ballman is now pursuing her second writing love - scriptwriting. She just received a scholarship to Hollywood's Screenwriting University and is officially a student once again.

John Callahan ’91, a Democrat, is running for Northampton County executive and was recently profiled on To read more, click here.

Brittany Garzillo's '13 recently presented a haunted Bethlehem segment on PBS 39 Focus, which was followed by an interview with George Wacker's '03 on local paranormal activity. To read more, click here.

Upcoming Events

A full schedule of events, programs and meetings are being planned for the fall semester. Please be sure to register to attend and mark your calendar.  Visit for more details on these and all college events.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: UBC Room, HUB

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Faculty Luncheon: Michelle Schmidt
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Snyder Room, HUB

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Hall of Fame Induction and Herbstman Award Ceremony
Time: 6 p.m. Reception; 7 p.m. Dinner and Ceremony
Location: Johnston Hall

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
Senior Recital - David Fahim, jazz piano
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013
Moravian College Women's Chorus - Eduardo Azzati, director / Andrea Berntsen, accompanist
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Peter Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
Coffee & Connections, A Student and Alumni Career Networking Event
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Haupert Union Building (HUB) Pavilion

M.I.M.E. (Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble) - Dan DeChellis, director
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Peter Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Everything But the Candles - Moravian College Christmas Vespers - Preview
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Student Recital & Student Ensemble - Krysti Nappi, flute, & Flute Ensemble
Time: 7:30 PM Location: Peter Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

WORKSHOP: Puppet Workshop
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Arena Theatre

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
Student Ensemble - Hey, Olde Friends - Delta Omicron Musicale
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Peter Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Moravian College Community Orchestra - featuring Krysti Nappi, flute, and Nicole Baldelli, saxophone - Donald Spieth, conductor
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Moravian College Double Bass and Percussion Ensembles - Paul Rostock & Steven Mathiesen, directors
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Feature Concert - PA Jazz Collective presents - Phil Woods, saxophone
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Careers in English Alumni Panel and Networking Reception
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: PPHAC 3rd Floor Atrium & Room 302

Faculty Luncheon: Gary Olson
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Snyder Room, HUB

An Evening on Main Street
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Downtonw Bethlehem

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Moravian College BIG Band & Jazz Combo I - featuring guest soloist, Phil Woods, saxophone
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Moravian College Jazz Combo II, Jazz Vocal, & Jazz Fusion - David Roth, Lou Lanza, & Alan Gaumer, directors
Time: 7:30 Location: Foy Concert Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus

Long Term Care – What’s Your Plan?

Even the most comfortable retirement plan can be threatened by the unanticipated expense of Long Term Care (LTC). With no protection against the rising costs of extended care such as home care, adult day care or assisting living, your retirement savings could be at risk. Proper LTC planning begins with education, and there’s no better time to begin than National LTC Awareness Month.

Understanding your options can be difficult, which is why a trusted and credible source of information is so valuable in the internet age. We invite you to learn about your LTC planning options—including Long Term Care Insurance—through the Moravian College Alumni Insurance Program, which offers free educational information, convenient no-risk consultations, and association discounts.

Long Term Care Insurance can help safeguard your assets. Because premiums are based on the age when you apply, you will save money buying sooner rather than later. Once you’re covered, your premiums cannot be increased simply because you grow older or your health declines. Women in particular are encouraged to begin their LTC planning early: profound trends in the market could lead to the loss of discounts as high as 40%.

Waiting is the biggest mistake you can make. To learn more about LTC insurance and all of the other products available through the Moravian College Alumni Insurance Program, please visit

Are You LinkedIn? We Are!

Give your professional network a boost by joining one of Moravian College’s three official LinkedIn groups. Become a member and connect with more than 1,500 Moravian graduates to recruit and apply for job opportunities, post internships, become a mentor, and discuss your career path. Now’s a perfect time to start networking with your fellow Greyhounds!

For more information, contact Pat Murray Hanna ’82, assistant director of career development and alumni relations, at or 610-625-7874.

Submit Your Class Notes

Don’t forget to submit your class notes (births, weddings, accomplishments and milestones, and in memoriam announcements)! Visit

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