Alumni Success Stories

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March 20, 2013

Award-Winning Poet Anthony Caleshu ’92 Mines Experience, Research for Prose

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By Kevin Gray Translating inspiration into art involves a bit of magic, says Anthony Caleshu ’92. “For a poem to be outstanding, I’ll echo Harold Bloom’s idea that there has to be a ‘strangeness’ about it,” says Caleshu, professor of poetry and manager of the master’s program in creative writing, University of Plymouth, England. “An [...]

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March 16, 2013

Bill Bennett Jr. ’78 Advances Mission of Compassion

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By Andrew Faught After more than 30 years as a successful business executive, R. William “Bill” Bennett Jr. ’78 was struck by an intriguing question: “If I were given a week to live, how would I feel about my life?” At the time, he was a division president for FranklinCovey, the Utah-based management firm cofounded by [...]

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March 11, 2013

Virginia Logan ’81 Connects Arts and Nature at Brandywine Conservancy

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By Lori Burke As a college student, Virginia Logan ’81 encountered the rich connection between art and nature in a 19th-century gristmill in the Brandywine Valley. The Brandywine River Museum sparked her lifelong interest in the region and its influence on the area’s cultural heritage. Now, as the recently named executive director of Brandywine Conservancy, Logan [...]

Brian Peacock '12

March 1, 2013

Brian Peacock ’12 Launches FastFig Scientific Research Tool

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Brian Peacock ’12 won three national awards for research while at Lafayette. So, when he saw a need for an improved mathematical tool optimized for scientific exploration, he launched FastFig, a cloud-based solution. Visit the FastFig website “I was inspired to create FastFig from my combined research experiences at Lafayette, abroad in New Zealand, and at [...]

Kevin Mandia ’92

February 19, 2013

Kevin Mandia ’92, CEO of Mandiant Cybersecurity Firm, Featured in The New York Times

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Kevin Mandia ’92, founder and CEO of the Mandiant cybersecurity company, has been featured in the top story on the New York Times website. Mandiant has released a 60-page report claiming that a military unit in China’s People’s Liberation Army located in an office just outside Shanghai is responsible for numerous cyber attacks on American corporations, [...]

Tyler Vernon '00

January 29, 2013

National Media Seek Advice from Investment Firm Founder Tyler Vernon ’00

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By Kate Helm In 2008, Tyler Vernon ’00 was catapulted into the national spotlight when he accurately predicted a 20 percent drop in U.S. stocks on Fox Business News. Since then, his keen market sense has landed him a monthly spot on Fox and made him the “go to” source for respected media outlets, including [...]

Kevin Walsh '97

January 24, 2013

Producer Kevin J. Walsh ’97 Has Premiere Hit at Sundance Film Festival

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The excitement of having his first feature film—The Way, Way Back—premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was heightened for Kevin J. Walsh ’97 when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures after an all-night bidding war erupted following the initial fest screening during the Jan. 17-27 festival. Deadline.com reports that the company is paying just under [...]

Kristine Zeigler '96

January 14, 2013

Kristine Zeigler ’96 Plays Key Role at Nature Conservancy

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 A circuitous path that has included environmental reporting, politics, and fundraising led Kristine Zeigler ’96 back to her native California as director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental nonprofit in the country. “It’s a strange journey I never would have imagined prior to college,” says Zeigler, an art graduate [...]

Danielle Bero '07 with her class at the Broome Street Academy in New York City

January 7, 2013

Danielle Bero ’07 Helps Inner City Youth Find Their Voices

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By Kate Helm Whether in the classroom at Broome Street Academy in New York City or on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, Danielle Bero ’07 is never without one accessory—a bracelet an Easton child made for her while participating in Lafayette’s Kids in the Community (KIC) program. It reminds her of what is important [...]

Paul Kenyon '71

January 3, 2013

Paul Kenyon ’71 Shares Expertise as Peace Corps Volunteer in Dominican Republic

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By Kevin Gray For the past year-and-a-half, Paul Kenyon ’71 has served as a Peace Corps appropriate technology developer in the Dominican Republic. He assists the local people with challenges, helping them make effective use of available resources through composting, water-collection systems, harnessing wind and solar power, and more. Much of what he teaches is [...]