Moravian College Magazine - Winter 2020
Heros in the Time of COVID
This issue of the magazine is about strength: of our college, of our faculty and staff, of our alumni, and of our donors and our financial future. You will learn how our community spent all summer preparing to reopen our campus and has kept it open throughout the fall semester. Still, without the commitment of the entire campus concerning behavioral changes, wearing masks, limiting social gatherings, and practicing social distancing, we would have failed. Our success in the face of this pandemic is a testament to the strength of this community. Learn more in this video: mrvn.co/fall2020.
Moravian also continues to contribute to the betterment of our society. You will meet alumni who are healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID battle, scientists developing COVID testing, teachers successfully implementing hybrid and online learning, and others who are making a difference.
Today, we continue this storied history of strength by moving our institution to the next level—a university (Learn more about our plans here: https://www.moravian.edu/university). We can do this because our alumni and friends like you are committed to providing the best education possible for the next generation. Thank you!
Nurses Anthony Carney ’11 and Lauren Gober ’12 put their lives at risk to save others, adapting to unprecedented changes
in nursing protocol and administering every conceivable treatment to cure their patients of COVID.
Rob Verrone ’90 didn’t leave anything on the field when he played soccer at Moravian College. That same fierce drive helped him build a successful commercial real estate company, and it fuels his giant support to keep Moravian strong.
Advocating for Equity
in Health Care
This summer, Geoffrey Roche ’08 accepted an appointment to the National Health Equity Task Force, which has begun work on developing strategies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in racial and ethnic minority, rural, and other vulnerable communities.