|• Spring 2003||Magazine Archive & Search • Muhlenberg Home|
| ’00 | Marc Jacob Douek recently earned his master of physical therapy from the University of Delaware. After two years of financial planning for Metlife Financial Services, Wes Miller is currently going back to school to obtain a master’s degree in education. Wes will be certified to teach elementary and middle school. He lives in Orange, Conn. David Robb is engaged to Laura Green of Pikesville, Md., and the couple is planning a November 2003 wedding. Rebecca Jane Wineland, who is now a medical school student at the University of Connecticut, says that she taught high school science for two years before beginning med school.
| ’01 | Erik Kane is a member of the Class of 2004 at The George Washington University Law School. Kate Lederman reports that after spending a year at Duquesne Law School she decided to take some time off from school. “I moved from the cold of Pittsburgh to the sunny beaches of Florida. I am doing well in my job, love living in Florida and am going to be applying to Stetson Law School in the fall.” Heather Petersen has been awarded the Carol and Paul Miller Endowed Scholarship to attend Rutgers University Law School in Newark. She started classes in September and is a member of the Class of 2005. Jodi Siegel is working as a paralegal in the Washington, D.C. law firm Jackson & Campbel, P.C., assisting several attorneys in preparation for insurance litigation. Jodi says the experience is a good way to get ready for starting law school in the fall. After serving since graduation as a senior legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, Delta Tau Delta brother Chris Rogers has joined the team at CNN to help produce the political debate program “Crossfire,” which airs weekdays at 7:00 p.m. EST. Chris lives in Arlington, Va.
| ’02 | Bethany Lamoureux
is spending a year volunteering through AmeriCorps for a program called
Boys Hope Girls Hope, which is a residential program for academically
capable, at-risk youth. She is one of four houseparents at the Boys
House in New Orleans, where she currently works with six boys, ages
13 through 18.
Cherilyn Sirois sends the following news: “Just
a little update to let you know that I just recently started a new M.Sc.
program in microbiology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in
Ecuador. It’s totally hectic and wonderful…a brand new grad
program with awesome faculty…and of course, it’s in Spanish.
I’ll be here until January 2005.”
January 17, 2003.
BY PAUL M. HURD '86
Dorothy J. Moyer, widow of the “Father of Pediatrics” in the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Forrest G. Moyer ’35, was killed in a tragic automobile accident on her way to physical therapy.
A remarkable woman in her own right, Dorothy was the driving force behind her husband.
Together they cared for and loved thousands of children in the Allentown area. Together they went door to door to ensure that all children were vaccinated with the Salk polio vaccine. Together they also helped start the first Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Lehigh Valley.
Together – the word that sums up their lives.
After Dr. Moyer passed away in December 1995, Dorothy became even more involved with Muhlenberg. She was an active participant in the Woman’s Auxiliary, the Circle of 1848, the Senior Alumni Luncheon program and the Alumni Travel program. To honor her beloved Dr. Moyer, she was a principal in the funding of Moyer Hall, the newest state-of-the-art academic facility at Muhlenberg, which opened in the spring of 2000.
Anyone who knew Dorothy knew that she was one of the most generous human beings who ever graced this planet. Whenever you went to visit her at her beautiful home in New Tripoli, overlooking that 150-acre farm on which she grew up, you always felt bad leaving. It was bad enough that you didn’t want to leave her there alone (although her tremendously spoiled and slightly overweight dachshund, Heidi, was always right by her side) but you could never leave without her giving – sometimes forcing – you to take something from the farm. If it wasn’t peaches or apples or blueberries, it was a pie or a beautifully framed picture that Dr. Moyer had taken. If you were lucky, maybe a few of her world-famous crabcakes would find their way to your car.
As generous and devoted as the day was long, Dorothy Moyer gave of her very being to every person with whom she came in touch. Dorothy had no acquaintances; she had only friends – friends who loved her as dearly as she loved them.
As sad and tragic as this has been, we must find comfort in knowing that Dorothy Moyer, that special person to all of us, is right where she wants to be -- reunited with her beloved Dr. Moyer.
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