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College earns peer
tutoring award

Noted jurist speaks at Wesoce School Commencement
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding sponsers youth and prejudice conference

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Center for Ethics and Leadership to present series of "Patriotism" events during fall semester

 

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'Berg hoopster garners national recognition
Amershan Biosciences creates entrepreneurship chair
'Berg hosts Governor's Academy for Urban Education

 

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Spotlight of Philanthropy:
Muhlenberg receives $200K for facilities renovation

Wallenberg Tribute honors Eichenwald
College elects new members to Board of Trustees

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Muhlenberg supports initiative to keep talented students in the Lehigh Valley after graduation
V-Day 2002 College Campaign comes to Muhlenberg

 

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Evening College gains grants for Corporate Partnerships Program
Alumnae appointed to key posts
Show Muhlenberg Athletics Your Team Spirit!

Spotlight S P O T L I G H T    O N    P H I L A N T H R O P Y

Muhlenberg receives $200K for facilities renovation

Muhlenberg is proud to announce that the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation has awarded the College $200,000 to support the renovation of science facilities in Trumbower Hall.
The project will help upgrade integral laboratories and learning areas and help maintain the College's place as one of the top science programs at a liberal arts college in the country.
The College is in the third year of a seven-year, $70 million comprehensive capital campaign. The campaign includes the recent construction of two new residence halls, a major renovation to the Student Union and a major addition to the Life Sports Center to include a recreation and fitness center, a new health and counseling center, coaches' offices and additional locker rooms.
In addition, the College is seeking to expand its endowed professorship program, as well as add significantly
to its endowment for scholarship and financial aid.
 

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Wallenberg Tribute honors Eichenwald

The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding of Muhlenberg College paid homage to local educator and community leader Jeanette Eichenwald at its 2002 Wallenberg Tribute in March. The honor recognizes the contribution that Eichenwald has made to interfaith understanding in the Lehigh Valley through her volunteer and professional activities.
Eichenwald directs the Florence Melton Mini-School in Allentown, promoting Jewish identity among professional and lay leaders, and is vice president of MicroAge DataSys Technologies, where she works with her husband, Eduardo. She has generously given of herself to the Jewish Day School, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, the United Jewish Appeal, several local synagogues and the Allentown School District board of directors, among other causes.
Professionally, she has headed the religious school at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, served as campaign director and executive director at the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, and taught at every level from elementary school to university.
The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Eichenwald has told her parents' story and her own in hundreds of classrooms to thousands of children and adults. As head of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, she helped to develop a partnership with the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg. This relationship led to the Photo of Jeanette Eichenwald with Charles Dent .presentation of a Youth and Prejudice workshop and a Holocaust teachers' workshop for local schools.
The Wallenberg Tribute annually commemorates the work of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who led the efforts in Budapest, Hungary, to save Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. He is credited with saving the lives of at least 20,000, and perhaps as many as 100,000 Jews. He disappeared just after the Soviets captured Budapest. The Russian government released information late in 2000 that Wallenberg died in a Soviet prison in 1947. The circumstances of his death are not yet known.

Photo: Jeanette Eichenwald with Charles Dent at the 2002 Wallenberg Tribute.

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College elects new members to Board of Trustees

Muhlenberg is pleased to announce that two new members have been named to the Board of Trustees. Gregory J.
Fox '76 and Dr. Raymond L. Singer '80 were elected at the Board's spring meeting.
Fox earned his J.D. and L.L.M. (Taxation) from Temple University School of Law. He is an attorney and partner with Montgomery, McCracken & Walker & Rhoads, L.L.P., in Philadelphia.
Fox is an active member of the Muhlenberg community, having served on the Alumni Association Executive Council, participated in career development and Alumni-in-the-Classroom programs and served as a reunion chair for the College.
Singer served as an associate trustee of the College before his appointment to the Board. He earned a B.S. in natural sciences from Muhlenberg in 1980. In 1984, he completed his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Heart Care Group, P.C., at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
At Muhlenberg, Singer has been a member of the International Visiting Committee and the Shankweiler Committee. In 2000, he was the recipient of an Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished and Exceptional Attainments in Life.

 

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