Alumni

Panayiotis Vitakis '96

February 13, 2012

Panayiotis Vitakis ’96 Directs Mobile Technology for Upstream

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By Kate Helm In just 10 years, the cell phone has become ubiquitous. “It has changed human communication, sparking the mobile revolution that is sweeping the globe,” says Panayiotis Vitakis ’96, director of technology andoperations for Upstream, one of the largest mobile marketing companies in the world. “The mobile phone has grown into the most [...]

Kate Hardin '08 (left) and Adam Bozick '06 attend a reception for prospective Lafayette students.

February 9, 2012

Admissions Staff and Alumni Volunteers Hold Interview Receptions for Prospective Students across the Country

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By Kate Helm When John Sperduto, a prospective Lafayette student from Middletown, N.J., arrived on campus for an alumni admissions reception with his father, he immediately liked the vibe. Lafayette was the first school among 10 others he’s applied to that saw him as something other than a walking application. “Through the event, the admissions [...]

Erika Stasakova '12 listens during a session.

February 7, 2012

A New Generation of Leaders: Students Connect with Alumni at Annual Conference

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Accomplished alumni shared their experiences and perspectives with more than 160 junior and senior student leaders at the 2012 Lafayette Leadership Institute, “Evolving Leadership,” on Feb. 4. The annual conference works on developing skills and exchanging information relevant for student leaders on campus and after graduation. Made possible by the Class of ’68 Leadership Fund, [...]

Beth Roy '88 (left) and Jamie Hoff '88

February 3, 2012

Flirty Fashion Success Created by Beth Roy ’88 and Jamie Hoff ’88

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By Tiffany Bentley “When mom looks good, mom feels good” is the business philosophy of FlirtyFinds, an online fashion merchandising collaboration between Beth Hyer Roy ’88 and Jamie Dublirer Hoff ’88. Launched in May 2008, FlirtyFinds is a web-based boutique featuring a hand-picked line of stylish accessories for cost-conscious women. The venture pairs the different, yet [...]

Bill Griese '91

February 2, 2012

N.Y. Giants Super Bowl Song by Bill Griese ’91 Taking Off on YouTube

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“Go Big Blue” by Bill Griese ’91 has garnered a lot of interest on the Internet, receiving nearly 40,000 hits on YouTube since it was posted Jan. 22. The song, a rally cry for the New York Giants in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots this Sunday, has been getting some radio play [...]

Peter Simon '75

January 27, 2012

Peter Simon ’75 Receives Simon School Dean’s Medal Award from University of Rochester

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J. Peter Simon ’75, a member of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees, was presented with the Dean’s Medal Award by the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the school’s 25th anniversary celebration. Simon is co-chairman of William E. Simon and Sons, LLC, Morristown, N.J., and its investment group and leads [...]

Paul McCurdy '82

January 23, 2012

Paul McCurdy ’82 Named Chair of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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Paul McCurdy ’82, a College trustee and former Alumni Association president, has been elected chair of his law firm, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Stamford, Conn. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. McCurdy was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 after completing a two-year [...]

San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo '06

January 22, 2012

Blake Costanzo ’06 Contributes in 49ers’ NFL Championship Game

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NFL special teams standout Blake Costanzo ’06 had two tackles and an assisted tackle for the San Francisco 49ers today, but the team lost its NFC Championship game to the New York Giants, 20-17. Costanzo, who was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl this season, was featured  by the media in newspaper and website [...]

Mathew Pezon '10

January 19, 2012

Mathew Pezon ’10: Hitting the Ground Running

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Some people like to hit the ground running when they start a new job. Mathew Pezon ’10 is the type who hits it at a sprint. A chemical engineering graduate, Pezon is a process engineer with Air Products in Allentown, Pa., where he interned between his junior and senior years. He [...]

San Francisco 49er Blake Costanzo '06 celebrates after forcing a fumble in the NFL divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

January 16, 2012

Blake Costanzo ’06 Helps 49ers Advance to NFC Championship Game

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Blake Costanzo ’06 played a big role Saturday in helping the San Francisco 49ers advance to the NFC championship game, forcing one fumble and recovering another in a 36-32 upset victory over the New Orleans Saints. Considered one of the top special teams players in the National Football League, Costanzo pounced on a Courtney Roby fumble [...]