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2002 Alumni Achievement Awards - 50 Years of Recognition

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2002 Alumni Achievement Awards - 50 Years of Recognition

The Muhlenberg College Alumni Association is pleased to honor eight members of the Muhlenberg community with Alumni Achievement Awards. This year marks the 50th Annual Alumni Achievement Awards, presented during Reunion Weekend in May. These distinguished individuals join 263 past recipients and are recognized for the success they have achieved and the dedication and vital support they provide to the College.

Photo of 2002 Alumni Achievement  award winners.
The winners of the 2002 Alumni Achievement awards: Front row: K. DiLorenzo, S. Stovall, S. Kistler Baker, A. Samuels. Back row:S. Calagione, E. Saratovsky, W. Staehle, C. Hooker-Haring

Distinguished and Exceptional Service to the College by a Non-Alumnus

A 1942 graduate of Lehigh University, Abram Samuels was a guest lecturer at Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest colleges for many years. He presently serves on the Muhlenberg board of associates. In 1991, Samuels gifted an extensive collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century sheet music, valued at more than $1 million, to the College's Trexler Library. Currently, he is the curator of the Samuels Sheet Music Collection and has provided the college with cabinets and archival items to properly house the collection. The campus community and the greater Lehigh Valley are fortunate to have access to this collection.
In 1959, he founded the Samuels Family Foundation devoted to philanthropic, educational and charitable causes. Under his direction, the foundation has provided loyal support to numerous area organizations without limiting donor priorities.
Samuels is a former president and chairman of the board of Automatic
Devices Company in Allentown and remains active in civic affairs. Samuels and his wife Harriet have been very supportive of many of the departments and programs at Muhlenberg.

Outstanding Young Alumna/us Recognition Award

The second annual recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumna/us Recognition Award is Sam Calagione '92, who has in a very short time established himself as a pioneer in the microbrewery industry.
Calagione's experience began as he brewed beer at home while taking classes for his master's in fine arts.
He later founded Dogfish Head Inc., a brewpub and microbrewery in Rehoboth, Del. After lobbying the Delaware legislature to change state law, permitting brewpubs to exist, the business Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats was established in 1995. At the time, it was the first brewpub in Delaware and the smallest commercial brewery in America. Its products include English-style ales and porters and specialty seasoned brews. Today, Dogfish cannot keep up with the demand from its current markets. The business has grown and in 1997 Calagione opened a separate brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

2002 Undergraduate Merit Awards

The 2002 Undergraduate Merit Awards were presented to Kristen DiLorenzo '02 and Elias Saratovsky '02. Both DiLorenzo and Saratovsky were dedicated campus citizens and leaders.
DiLorenzo graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in philosophy/political thought. Her leadership talents were seen in her positions as student council liaison to the board of associates and president of Delta Zeta sorority among many other activities. She served as a student advisor, tour guide and member of the Cardinal Key Society. DiLorenzo was a Dana Scholar and an intern in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House. She rounded out her college experience as a member of the choir and theatre association and played on the varsity tennis team for two years.
As president of the student body, Saratovsky has gained the respect and admiration of the entire campus community. His leadership abilities have enabled him to serve as the student representative to the board of trustees, the board of associates and the executive council of the Alumni Association. Saratovsky is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served on the College judicial board. He majored in political science and Russian studies and is fluent in Russian.


Written and/or compiled by the Alumni Relations Office
Lauren Shanahan '87

Lauren Mohn

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Phone: 800-464-2374
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