Alumni Success Stories

Kevin Mandia '92

January 7, 2014

Kevin Mandia ’92 Named COO of Cybersecurity Firm in Deal Topping $1 Billion

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Founder and CEO of Mandiant cybersecurity company, Kevin Mandia ’92 has been recognized internationally for his firm’s report revealing that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army was responsible for numerous cyber attacks on American corporations, organizations, and government agencies. The news was reported last year on the front page of The New York [...]

David Perlmutter '76

December 17, 2013

Dr. David Perlmutter ’76 Discusses Findings of Best-Selling Book on PBS

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Released in September, Grain Brain by neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter ’76 was listed in the top ten on The New York Times nonfiction hardcover best-sellers list in just a few weeks. The work reveals the negative effects of sugar and carbohydrates, even whole grains, on brain health. His 90-minute special aired on more than 100 [...]

Craig von Schroeder '01

December 6, 2013

Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 Creates Exclusive Menswear

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By Robert S. Benchley As a goalkeeper, he played professional soccer on three continents. As an attorney, he fought for social justice in the courts. Now Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 is five years into a third career as founder of Commonwealth Proper of Philadelphia, selling both ready-to-wear and custom-made clothing to men who fit [...]

Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell ’10

December 5, 2013

Kelley-Cogdell ’10 Named Future Leader in Manufacturing

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Finding manufacturing solutions for aerospace companies is daily fare for Aubrey Kelley-Cogdell ’10. A computer-aided manufacturing programmer, she has been recognized for her skill in saving manufacturers thousands of dollars each year by being named to the “30 Under 30” list by Manufacturing Engineering Media, which spotlights future leaders in manufacturing. Kelley-Cogdell, who works at [...]

Chantal Pasquarello '02

November 15, 2013

Chantal Pasquarello ’02 Defends Human Rights

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By Kate Helm No risk, no reward. That’s what Chantal Pasquarello ’02 has learned working to promote freedom and social justice around the world. “I try to remain open to opportunities that arise. They may seem terrifying or risky at the time, but generally, nothing worth doing is easy,” says Pasquarello, deputy director of Freedom [...]

S. Robert Roth '81

November 8, 2013

Capt. S. Robert Roth ’81 Commands USS Harry S. Truman

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By Matt Sinclair If the domestic steel industry hadn’t gone through a major correction during the early 1980s, Bob Roth ’81 might still be working as a civilian engineer in the field. Instead, he stands atop a massive steel structure, leading the crew of 5,000 sailors and Marines as captain of the USS Harry S. [...]

Chicago Bears linebacker Blake Costanzo '06 runs down the field during a game

October 24, 2013

Catching Up with Chicago Bears’ Blake Costanzo ’06

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Blake Costanzo ’06 is in his second season with the Chicago Bears and his seventh in the National Football League. He has played some games at linebacker but has been known as a standout special teams performer his entire career, once earning selection to SI.com’s All-Pro team on special teams. GoLeopards.com recently caught up with him. GoLeopards.com: What [...]

Karen A. Pompanella '88

September 20, 2013

Karen Pompanella ’88 Manages $6 Billion USPS Transportation Budget

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“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” reads the inscription on New York City’s James A. Farley Post Office. That motto is literally enabled by Karen A. Pompanella ’88, United States Postal Service manager, transportation portfolio, who manages a $6 billion [...]

Chris McCumber '89

September 13, 2013

Chris McCumber ’89 Named President of USA Network

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Creator of the transformative slogan “Characters welcome” and head of the team that made USA Network the number one cable TV destination, Chris McCumber ’89 became president of USA Network Sept. 9. Co-president for the past two and a half years, McCumber was previously executive vice president of marketing, digital, and brand strategy. He and [...]

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 [...]