Alumni

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. [...]

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

Robert Bliwise ’76 goes through proofs of Duke Magazine with Hong Ha Vu ’17. Photo by Megan Morr

March 24, 2014

Learning About Print Journalism at Duke Magazine

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Even though she is just a first-year student, Hong Ha Vu ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) got an in-depth look at a possible career field during a week-long externship hosted by Robert Bliwise ’76, assistant vice president for alumni affairs at Duke University and editor of Duke Magazine. Vu is considering a career in media, possibly journalism [...]

Wine 3-9

March 18, 2014

A Toast to Lafayette!

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Students and alumni recently celebrated the 188th anniversary of the founding of Lafayette College. Alumni gathered in 28 U.S. locations and three other countries March 9 to take part in Wine 3/9: A Coast to Coast Toast to Lafayette. View images of Wine 3/9 on Flickr On campus, students attended the non-alcoholic Dine 3/9 with [...]

Sebastian Crapanzano ’97 and Samantha Druks ’14 in Times Square

March 14, 2014

Experience at Morgan Stanley Provides Career Insights for Samantha Druks ’14

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Three days at Morgan Stanley in New York City showed Samantha Druks ’14 (Weston, Conn.) the inner workings of a multinational financial services corporation. She was hosted by Sebastian Crapanzano ’97, managing director of equity risk management. “This externship exposed me to various aspects of the field such as sales, trading risk management, compliance, and [...]

Council of Lafayette Women conference program cover 2014

March 14, 2014

Prevention Editor Anne Alexander Featured at Council of Lafayette Women Conference April 5

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President Alison Byerly will give the keynote address, “The Power of Community: Lafayette Women Supporting Each Other in Life and Work,” at the biennial Council of Lafayette Women conference April 5. During lunch, Anne Alexander, senior vice president and editorial director of Prevention, will give health tips, including insights from her New York Times best seller, The Sugar [...]

Skillman Library

March 5, 2014

Alumni Now Have Free Access to JSTOR

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Lafayette’s 28,000 alumni around the globe now have free access to JSTOR (Journal Storage), a growing digital library of back issues of more than 2,000 scholarly journals. The same high-quality archival journal collections available to current students and faculty are now fully searchable by the alumni community. Search JSTOR This service is funded by Friends of [...]

Step Sinatra '98

February 27, 2014

Step Sinatra ’98 Succeeds in the Business of Living

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By Robert S. Benchley In 2007, Step Sinatra ’98 was hospitalized, weighing 83 pounds. Life itself, not its quality, was in question. His ambition to be a stock trader had led him to Wall Street, where he worked for a hedge fund. “I wanted freedom, and I believed that required money,” he says. “It was [...]

Lia Mandaglio Parifax '08

February 18, 2014

Lia Mandaglio Parifax ’08 and Athlete Ally Praised in Vanity Fair

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In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Lia Mandaglio Parifax ’08 and husband, Hudson Taylor, are lauded for their work with Athlete Ally, the nonprofit organization they founded in 2011. The group works to end homophobia and transphobia in sports by encouraging professional and collegiate athletes to support LGBT rights. The article is penned by [...]

Students analyze photos and paintings during a session led by Amy Herman ’88 focusing on observational skills and communication. Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 junior and senior student leaders at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc February 8, 2014

February 11, 2014

Alumni Inspire New Generation of Leaders

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Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 200 juniors and seniors at the 2014 Lafayette Leadership Institute, themed “Leadership 24/7.” The annual conference focuses on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. View more images of the Leadership Institute on Flickr The event consists of [...]