The late admissions assistant is remembered as a dedicated employee and generous baker
By Dave Block ’93
Sharon Moyer, who served as a student enrollment assistant in admissions, died on Aug. 14 at age 60 at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethlehem.
The Easton native started working for admissions in 1978, the year of her graduation from Easton High School. Sharon supported all facets of the admissions operations team, including prospective student and application management as well as recruitment and yield activities. Her career included a support role in financial aid.
“In a fast-paced and sometimes quickly changing environment, I always appreciated the perspective Sharon was able to offer and her willingness to do whatever was needed to help meet our lofty enrollment goals,” says Greg MacDonald, vice president for enrollment management. “Her dedication and loyalty to Lafayette College and Easton was truly remarkable. I will miss her and the link she provided to numerous enrollment professionals at Lafayette over the past five decades.”
“Sharon was a long-time resident of Easton,” says Glenna Warren, student enrollment and data integrity assistant. “Not only did she have knowledge of Lafayette’s history over the past 40 some years, but she had a strong memory of Easton and the changes that have taken place in the city’s history over the same time.”
“For many years, Sharon was responsible for managing the application process for transfer students,” she adds. “She knew all the required documents and shepherded decades of new transfer students through the admissions process.”
Joan Rifendifer, student enrollment assistant, appreciated Moyer’s baking skills.
“She would often bake for the office,” she says. “It always made your day better.”
“Sharon was always sweet—pun intended—in sharing her homemade treats with us,” adds Sue Burns, associate dean of admissions and operations. “She also loved to decorate our workspace for each holiday, and that was nice as it helped us get into the holiday spirit.”
Visitation and private services were held yesterday.