Alumni

David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Members of the Lafayette Lens production team, interviewer Reed Shapiro '14, producer Kelly Sposato '14, and cameraman Ed Obrien '16, meet with Kevin Mandia '92.

April 15, 2014

Students Explore National Cybersecurity with Kevin Mandia ’92

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Students got insight from an expert on the state of national cybersecurity when Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the FireEye™ security software firm, visited campus last week. View more images of Kevin Mandia’s visit on Flickr Mandia became a national figure last year after his cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published [...]

Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineerfor Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]

Christina Helms '06 and Julia Guarch '15

April 8, 2014

Lafayette Women Focus on the Power of Community at Biennial Conference

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By Margie Peterson At the end of her luncheon speech at the 2014 Council of Lafayette Women Conference Saturday, Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, told a story. One day she arrived late and frazzled for her first yoga workout at a new studio to find that it was full, with little space left on [...]

Spring Mag 2014

April 4, 2014

Spring Edition of Lafayette Magazine Focuses on Academic Life

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In the spring edition of Lafayette Magazine, students, alumni, and faculty describe the many programs, facilities, and resources that contribute to the academic character of the College. Check it out online The College offers other ways to keep up with the latest Lafayette news. From the Hill is a review delivered each week of campus [...]

JANUARY 24, 2014 - Buffie Longmire-Avital '02, assistant professor of psychology, Elon University (photo by Kim Walker)

April 4, 2014

Healthy Attitude: Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02 Explores Psychosocial Factors

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By Benjamin Gleisser Black women make up 13 percent of the population of women in the United States, but when it comes to new HIV infection cases, says Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, “they account for about 66 percent of all women who contract HIV.” Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is conducting research on [...]

Frank Hunt’s grandchildren – Sara Lewis, Ruthanne Lewis Turcotte, and Larry Lewis – with Sandye Turnauer and Jerry Turnauer '59 in front of the plaque dedicated to Dean Hunt in Hogg Hall

April 1, 2014

Looking Back: Dean Frank Hunt Quietly Came to the Rescue

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During finals at the end of Floyd Johnson’s junior year in 1948, his mother had a serious accident so he had to go to Pittsburgh to see her. “When I returned, I heard a knock on my door,” says Johnson. “It was Dean Hunt. He wanted to find out if I had missed any finals [...]

Nicole Stodard '99 (far right) works with members of the cast.

April 1, 2014

Nicole Stodard ’99 Directs Award-Winning Theatre That ‘Explodes with Thought’

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By Kevin Gray A logo with a grenade image that declares “theatre exploding with thought” is a clue that Thinking Cap is not typical community arts fare. Founded by Nicole Stodard ’99, the Ft. Lauderdale company is being lauded by critics and audiences for its daring approach. Stodard  received “best director” awards from the New [...]

Jerry Turnauer ’59 discusses the help he received from former dean Frank Hunt.

April 1, 2014

Celebrating the Lafayette Family

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Megan Schmidt ’17 (Pottstown, Pa.) and Gary Flaum P’16 belong to the same extended family—the Lafayette family. She’s able to attend Lafayette thanks in part to a scholarship started by Flaum’s late father, Mitchel Flaum ’40, a longtime Lafayette trustee who gave generously to the College that gave generously to him. [...]