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    Moravian University is partnering with industry leaders

    After years of partnership with companies around the Lehigh Valley, Moravian University formally established the Office Of University Partnerships in 2022. Led by staff in both the Bethlehem and Lancaster locations, their mission is to cultivate rich education solutions and high-impact practice in the spirit of shared growth.

     

    Corporate and community partnerships come in many forms, and there is no set menu of options. Assistant Vice President of Corporate-Educational Partnerships Dr. Katie P. Desiderio says, “We operate in the space of the art of the possible.”

     

    When meeting with a new partner, University Partnerships presents these topics to get the conversation started:
    Employee acquisition and retention
    Workforce upskilling
    Consultation projects
    Tuition discounts

     

    Interested in partnering with Moravian University? Visit moravian.edu/partnerships to find out more.


     

    Camille Murphy (right), Chairperson, Art Department, Associate Professor of Art, Head of Graphic & Interactive Design Track and Liz Mogollan (left), Class of 2020

    Factory

     

    Moravian’s partnership with Factory was instrumental in providing Liz Mogollan, Class of 2020, with the internship that led to her position as full-time graphic designer. The opportunities available for students at Factory would not be possible without Camille Murphy, Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair, who works tirelessly to provide a number of real world experiences to her students. In 2022, the partnership will continue with Factory hosting another competition for a new group of Moravian graphic and interactive design majors pitching new packaging and marketing ideas for products made by Factory clients.

    “I work with area companies so our graphic and interactive design students get to work on projects for real clients with feedback from design leaders in the area. The contest with Factory taught our students how to pitch ideas, make great things, and sell your ideas while listening to your client. Because of the contest and internship from winning, Liz received a job offer before even graduating!”

     

    – Camille Murphy

     


     

    Sara Benham, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy; Jeff Bush, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Emily Lyter, Administrative Director Good Shepherd Learns Creates & Research; and Amanda Clark, Director of Good Shepherd Creates

    Good Shepherd

     

    The Good Shepherd partnership aims to improve rehabilitation care through 3D printing to enrich patient outcomes, independence, and quality of life. The aim is to engage Moravian students as researchers and change leaders, inspiring creativity and furthering the use of 3D printing and design in rehabilitation settings. They are bringing together a community of patients, clinicians, educators, researchers, and students to solve clinical dilemmas with this accessible and affordable service delivery method, leveraging technology and unleashing the creativity of customized 3D printing designs.

    “When Moravian occupational therapy students visited the Good Shepherd Home residents, the energy was infectious. The students listened intently to the needs of each resident, took precise measurements, and created a customized device uniquely suited for each of them. These opportunities will continue to grow with the opening of the Good Shepherd-Moravian University 3D Experience in the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital next June.”

     

    – Emily Lyter


     

    Nilsa Lasso-von Lang, Associate Professor of Spanish and Assistant Director of Multicultural Enrollment and Dr. Andrew Goodbred, Associate Program Director at St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency - Anderson Campus

    St. Luke’s University Health Network

     

    Dr. Andrew Goodbred Class of 2008, learned Spanish during his undergraduate work at Moravian. These Spanish skills have helped him better communicate with many of his patients at St. Luke’s who speak limited English. Dr. Goodbred wanted to share this opportunity to improve the practice of his family medicine residents. Naturally, he contacted his Alma Mater where a customized Spanish Language for Health Professionals program was created just for St. Luke’s, launching this fall.

    “My time at Moravian prepared me for so many aspects of my future life and career. The breadth of experiences and relationships at Moravian allowed me to engage as a much more well-rounded student and physician.”

     

    – Dr. Andrew Goodbred, MD, FAAFP