Distinguished & Honorary Alumni

Each year, the Moravian Academy Alumni Board recognizes Distinguished Alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend.

2018 Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus:
Roman Molino Dunn '03

Roman Molino Dunn ’03 is an award-winning composer, Billboard-charting music producer (a.k.a Electropoint), and co-owner of Mirrortone Studios in New York City. He has composed and produced music for advertising agencies and corporations, for television commercials, tv shows, short film, feature films, radio, and internet campaigns. Brands and TV networks that have used his music include Burger King, Michael Kors, NBC, Snapple, E!, A&E, MTV, Netflix, and many more. TV networks that have used his work include E!, A&E, MTV, Netflix, Discovery, TLC, and more. In addition to corporate and film music composition, as a producer, he has worked with major and indie labels and Grammy-winning artists alike, particularly with reality TV stars (Love & Hip Hop, Dr. Miami, Ru Paul’s Drag Race), and his productions have climbed both the Billboard and iTunes top 20 charts.


Distinguished Young Alumna:
Claudia Fischmann Mattison ’03

Claudia Fischmann Mattison ’03 is a licensed professional engineer, LEED for Homes Green Rater, and LEED accredited professional who provides sustainability consulting and project management at dbHMS- which was founded on the principles of integrated project delivery and sustainable design. Claudia assists project teams in developing strategies for LEED certification both for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)-related credits and more general consulting. She has overseen projects ranging from core and shell developments to large-scale, multi-family housing. Claudia brings a broad knowledge base to implementing green techniques and strategies. Prior to joining dbHMS, Claudia worked as a structural engineer at Thornton Tomasetti. Projects of note that she worked on include the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Gates Hall at Cornell University.

Distinguished Alumna:
Elizabeth (Betsy) Gordon ‘68S

Elizabeth (Betsy) Gordon ‘68S lives in San Rafael, CA and is founder of The Betsy Gordon Foundation. Her foundation supports nonprofit organizations working for the benefit of humanity and the whole earth. Betsy values innovative ideas on the frontiers of human possibility and her foundation focuses on organizations engaged in research and service that bridge the inner work of mind and spirit to the outer work of action
and service in the world.

Distinguished Alumna:
Shelley Sherman Brown ‘68P

As State Theatre in Easton president & CEO, Shelley Sherman Brown ‘68P has been overseeing all operations and productions of the arts center since 1993. In recognition of her contributions at the State Theatre, Shelley has received many community awards, including the 2002 Athena Leadership Award and two honorary degrees from Lafayette College and Cedar Crest College. During her tenure at the State Theatre, Shelley also created and remains executive producer of the two-time Emmy-award winning FREDDY© Awards, a ceremony held annually to recognize outstanding achievement in high school musicals in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA and Warren County, NJ. Prior to her tenure at State Theatre, Shelley was the executive producer, vice president for development and principal on-air personality at WLVT-TV, the Lehigh Valley’s public television station, for over 18 years. During that time, her programs received seven Golden Keystone Awards. She is heavily involved with many community boards and associations.

Honorary Alumna:
Elinor Dinsmore

In January 1967, Elinor Dinsmore was called upon as a mid-year replacement teaching sixth-grade
mathematics, history and geography at Moravian Preparatory School. Through the years, she touched the lives of many students, teaching first grade, fifth grade and serving as the Lower and Middle School librarian. In 1984, she moved to the Middle School to teach seventh-grade English and computers. In fact, Elinor was among the first faculty members to become computer literate, having taken classes at both Lehigh University and Bank Street College in New York City. After retirement from her 25-year tenure as an educator at Moravian in 1992, she relocated to Cape Cod, where she became active in the community library. She stays active at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth, serving on the altar and library committees. She and her late husband George are the parents of four children, three of whom are Moravian graduates – Cindy Dinsmore ’73, Patty Dinsmore ’73 and Joanne “Jodi” Dinsmore deLopez ’79.


We need your suggestions for future nominees! Please complete the form below with the name of a potential nominee, their class year, and why they should be considered for the award. The Alumni Board Award Committee will then decide the winner from the pool of candidates.

Criteria for each award:

Distinguished Alumnus/a:
  • An individual who attended Moravian Academy and is more than 15 years removed from their graduation.
  • An individual who has contributed significant resources to Moravian Academy, thereby positively and significantly impacting past and current students, teachers, and programs
    and/or
  • an individual who has been identified as a leader in his/her profession and has made significant contributions to their community.
Distinguished Young Alumnus/a:
  • An individual who attended Moravian Academy, and is less than 15 years removed from their graduation.
  • Somebody who has been identified as a leader in his/her profession and has made significant contributions to their community
    and/or
  • whose unique life experiences have made positive and significant impact on others.
Honorary Alumni:
  • Through their dedication and contribution to society, these individuals embody the Moravian Academy virtues of mind, body, and spirit. To receive this award, honorees must not have attended Moravian Academy.
For additional information, please contact Tracy Bozik, Director of Alumni Relations, at 610-868-4744, ext. 282, tbozik@moravianacademy.org.

Submit a Nomination

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THANK YOU!
Honorary Alumni
 
Ms. Marilyn A. Albarelli H’92
Mrs. Margaret Baldock H’89
Ms. Bonnie Brill H’94
Mr. Thomas R. Bross H’94
The Reverend Dorothy Burcaw H’92
Mr. Carlton P. Chandler H’13
Mrs. Carolyn Conard H’74
Mr. Wesley S. Davis H’96
Mrs. Helen Detthof
Mr. David J. Devey H’78
Mrs. Miriam Devey H’78
Mrs. Barbara Esteve H’04
Mrs. Naomi Haupert de Neufville Boyer
Mrs. Thelma Holland H’89
Mrs. Natalie Fry Hunt
Mr. John W. Jacob H’92
Mrs. Charliese L. King H'16
Mr. George N. King, Jr. H'16
Dr. Steven Krawiec H’13
Mrs. Ella Jane Kunkle H’92
Mr. Robert Margolis H'85
Mr. Robert M. McCann H’93
Mrs. Katherine Merle-Smith Thomas H’88
Mr. George Mowers H’92
Mr. Kenneth H. Oaks H’92
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Puleo H'14
Mr. Barnaby J. Roberts H’07
Mrs. Betsy Roberts H’07
Mrs. Margaret Sipple H’97
Dr. Peter W. Sipple H’97
Mr. Robert Spahn H’06
Mrs. Mimi Stanford H’06
Mrs. Judy Waldman
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson H’09
Mrs. Bonnie Wismer H'15
Helen Heller
Virginia Martin
 
Distinguished Alumni

Ms. Bonnie Biafore '72
Mrs. Lee Shields Butterfield ’35P
Ms. Patricia A. Chase ’71P
Ms. Mely de Neufville Rahn '56S
Mr. Richard Fox '64P
Dr. Anthon R. Fuisz ’84
Mr. Uday Gupta ’90
Mrs. Rebecca Humbert Heck ’59S
Dr. Robert F. Knouss ’62P
Mr. Santo Loquasto ’62P
Ms. Regina Low ’60P
Dr. Virginia Maulfair '56S
Mrs. Ann Sloyer Mindler ’70P
Mrs. Carol Meilicke Modjadidi ’66P
Dr. Russell Morgan ’60P
Mrs. Charlene Donchez Mowers ’64P
Mrs. Christine Herster Murphy ’70S
Mrs. Barbara Herster Newton ’61S
Mrs. Carol Burkhart Normington ’61P
Ms. Winifred Romeril ’85
The Honorable Paula A. Roscioli ’83
Mr. Theodore A. Rosenberger ’84
Mrs. Candace Johnson Williams ’61S
Mr. D. Brooks Zug ’63P
 
 
 

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