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Muhlenberg receives $200K for facilities renovation
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.
Wallenberg Tribute honors
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
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 presentation
of a Youth and Prejudice workshop and a Holocaust teachers' workshop for
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.
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
Fox '76 and Dr. Raymond L. Singer '80 were elected at the Board's spring
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
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