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Founders Week 2023

Founders Week

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Founding of 間眅埶AV

間眅埶AV and Theological Seminary is an institution founded by women and was the first to educate women. Join us in celebrating our alumnae, students, and the generations to come.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Founders Week 2024! Mark your calendars for next yearFounders Week 2025 will be held Friday, March 7 through Saturday, March 8.


Schedule

Friday, March 22, 2024

Morning Tea with First Lady Lea Grigsby P22, P26 (invitation only)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Peter Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of 間眅埶AV

Join First Lady Lea Grigsby P22, P26 for morning tea and refreshments, plus a presentation by local author Anne Supsic on the history behind her book, The Bookmark, which tells the story of Marquis de Lafayette and his relationship with a 間眅埶AV single sister.

Exhibit Tour with Cory Dieterly
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of 間眅埶AV
Who: All are welcome, no registration is necessary.

Alumni are invited on a tour of the exhibit "Three Hundred Years: The 間眅埶AV Legacy of Education, Community, and Tradition (1724-2024)," which commemorates the 間眅埶AVs' 300-year commitment to education, beginning with the renewed Churchs first school for children, established in Herrnhut, Germany in 1724, to present-day 間眅埶AV in Bethlehem, PA. The exhibition will feature a variety of objects and artifacts illustrating 間眅埶AV's dedication to education and tradition, including antiquities, books, manuscripts, musical instruments, artwork, and rarely-seen archival photographs. The exhibition will also feature didactic material allowing visitors to learn more about the 間眅埶AV Church's educational philosophy and various traditions (expressed through music, food, and festivities) that unite the spirits of persons from globally disparate 間眅埶AV communities. This exhibit was curated by 間眅埶AV and Seminary Archivist and Assistant to the Library Director, Cory Dieterly.

Anna Nitschmann Society Reception hosted by President Bryon and Lea Grigsby 90, P22, P26  (invitation only)
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Frueauff House
Who: Members of the Anna Nitschmann Society

President Bryon and Mrs. Lea Grigsby 90, P22, P26 will host a meet-and-greet reception with our two scholarship recipients.


Saturday, March 23, 2024

Founders Forum

 

 

Founders Forum
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Join us for our inaugural symposium celebrating 間眅埶AV women and providing continuing professional development for students, alumnae, and friends of 間眅埶AV who identify as women.

  • 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. Keynote Address with Q&A
  • 11 a.m. First Professional Development Breakout Session
  • 12 p.m. Lunch and Networking
  • 1:30 p.m. Second Professional Development Breakout Session
  • 2:45 p.m. Ending Celebration and Book Signing

間眅埶AV the Founders Week Graphic

The Founders Week graphic represents select women who have helped shape our beloved 間眅埶AV throughout the years. From left to right, the women pictured are:

Benigna Von Zinzendorf

Von Zinzendorf is the founder of the girls school in Germantown, PA on May 4, 1742. It moved to Bethlehem seven weeks later, relocated to Nazareth in 1745, then returned permanently to Bethlehem in 1749. There were 25 pupils at the school, and they were taught reading, writing, religion, and household arts. The girl's school, which is now 間眅埶AV, was the first boarding school for girls in the 13 British American colonies.

Caroline Cameron Lockhart

Enrolled at 間眅埶AV in 1888, Lockhart's diversified career included work as an investigative reporter, journalist, editor, newspaper owner, novelist, activist, historian, horsewoman, rancher, and homesteader. While at 間眅埶AV, she was caught dangling out of a second-story window in a harness designed for a fire escape that she tried on as a dare!

A. Kathrine Miller 34

Miller taught biology at 間眅埶AV from 1936-1941 before receiving her Ph.D. in bacteriology from Cornell University. In the late 1940s, she developed the drug Caronomide, which led to the development of antibiotics and other drugs used in chemotherapy. The A. Kathrine Miller Super Lab on 間眅埶AV's campus was dedicated in her honor in 2015.

Jennifer Jimenez 14

Jimenez is a lifelong learner. She completed her degree as a single mom working 50+ hours a week. Embracing the 間眅埶AV community, Jiminez has continued to stay involved by volunteering for the Career Center, attending alumni events, being a part of the 間眅埶AV Alumni and Parent Program, and serving as secretary of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. 


間眅埶AV encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions regarding physical accessibility, please contact the Alumni Engagement Office at 610 861-1366 at least one week prior to this event.