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In a letter from Noe Ortega, Acting Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it was stated that Moravian College is now approved to “operate as a university.”
The college welcomed back nearly 250 graduates from the class of 2020 so they could finally experience the walk across the stage, a right of passage for students like Maci Kendrick.
The Power 30 is a list of individuals who hold positions that give them the ability to shape our communities and influence our quality of life through education.
The discussions are nonbinding. They are focused on providing “an ecumenical theological education on multiple campuses,” according to information about the talks posted by Lancaster Theological Seminary. The talks include a commitment to retain the Lancaster Theological Seminary name.
Once the exploration process is completed, a report regarding a new relationship between Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary and Lancaster Theological Seminary will be presented to the respective Boards of Trustees and the Moravian Church for final approval.
The program name change was announced to current Moravian Graduate Business students enrolled in the program and is reflected on the updated webpage, moravian.edu/msda.
Adding the role of Career Development Strategist is one of the first initiatives undertaken to support ELEVATE, the undergraduate experience recently launched for new, incoming undergraduate students, beginning with the class of 2025.
As part of the commencement ceremonies on May 8, President Bryon Grigsby will award Mayor Bob Donchez the Moravian College Presidential Medal, which honors those individuals who exemplify the ideals and who have made exceptional contributions that represent the college’s vision, mission, and core values.  
Based on market research, faculty and student input as well as industry data, ELEVATE will offer a distinct student experience that prepares students for post-graduation success with extensive academic support and a focus on career preparation and global experiences.
The Rev. Dr. Vacek currently serves at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as an Associate Professor of Church History. For the past six years she has also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.