Alumni Success Stories

Chemical engineer Pat Myers ’82

September 2, 2013

Pat Anderson Myers ’82 Oversees Computer Systems for Oil Refining

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By Bill Kline A future class valedictorian from Southern New Jersey who wanted to be a math major, Pat Anderson Myers ’82 visited Lafayette for a one-week program called Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE). The program changed her life, inspiring a switch from math to engineering that led to a highly successful career and to [...]

Dave Roper '60

August 26, 2013

Jazz Pianist Dave Roper ’60 Has Charmed Lehigh Valley Crowds for 54 Years

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Ballads and boogies are played with an elegant fire, an easy zest. This pianist sounds so comfortable, so deep in the pocket; he could be meditating. Flanked by a bassist and a drummer, Dave Roper ’60 has turned the Hotel Bethlehem’s Tap Room into a jazz nest on first Thursdays and [...]

Rosemary Konner Steinbaum '74

August 22, 2013

Rosemary Steinbaum ’74 Curates Philip Roth Exhibit

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“Newark has been to Philip Roth’s writing what whaling was to Melville,” said Rosemary Konner Steinbaum ’74 in an article in the Huffington Post about a photographic exhibit on the acclaimed American author, one of a number of events staged in his hometown to honor his 80th birthday. The city is a nexus for Roth [...]

Silas Beane '88

August 16, 2013

Physicist Silas Beane ’88 Researches Simulated Reality

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 What if the world we live in is simulated reality, and just what does that mean? That is one of various questions on the mind of Silas R. Beane ’88, who has spent the past year conducting pure research as the Mercator Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn, Germany. [...]

Holly Helgerson Paul '94

August 7, 2013

Holly Helgerson Paul ’94 Is Nationally Recognized Authority on Human Resources

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By Margie Peterson “Managing people is all about motivating and inspiring them to get the most out of their work to achieve your goals,” says Holly Helgerson Paul ’94, an evangelist for human resources management who is regularly featured in Fortune, Forbes, CNNMoney.com, and The Wall Street Journal. Paul recently became chief human resources officer [...]

Charles "Chip" Bergh '79

July 23, 2013

CEO Charles “Chip” Bergh ’79 Recharges Levi Strauss

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By Andrew Faught When Chip Bergh ’79 became president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. in 2011, the iconic American company’s sales had dropped from a peak in 1996 of $7.1 billion to the $4 billion range through the 2000s. “I tell people I was only going to do the hard thing in my [...]

Don Lancaster '61

July 23, 2013

Don Lancaster ’61 Discovers Ancient Canals in the Arizona Desert

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Donald “Don” Lancaster ’61 is credited as one of the fathers of the personal computer based on his invention of the TV typewriter featured in Radio-Electronics magazine in 1973. He is the author of 45 books on a wide variety of scientific and popular topics, including two million-sellers, and more than 2,000 technical papers. For the past four years, he’s [...]

Lindsay Majno '10

July 19, 2013

Lindsay Majno ’10 Impacts Ghana’s Arts Community

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By Kevin Gray In Accra, Ghana, Lindsay Majno ’10 created cohesion in a fractured arts community. She worked there for 18 months prior to her current position as a consultant in strategy and organization with Booz Allen Hamilton in metropolitan Washington, D.C. After graduating with a double major in art and economics & business, she landed [...]

Chris Vecchio '11

July 19, 2013

Currency Analyst Chris Vecchio ’11 Keeps Watchful Eye on International Markets

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By Kate Helm Rising well before the sun, Chris Vecchio ’11 starts his workday at 3 a.m. A currency analyst for DailyFX in New York City, the research arm of Forex Capital Markets LLC, the world’s largest foreign exchange broker, he monitors the European markets from the first bell. Adjusting to this unusual schedule is [...]

Kevin Mandia '92

July 18, 2013

Fortune Cover Features Kevin Mandia ’92 and His Discovery of Chinese Hackers

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Dubbed “the CEO who caught the Chinese spies red-handed,” Kevin Mandia ’92 is featured on the cover of this week’s Fortune. Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Mandia released a 60-page report in February revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army located in an office just outside Shanghai is responsible for [...]