Featured Alumni Success Stories

Barbara Brooks Kimmel '78

July 7, 2014

Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78 Works to Build Corporate Trust

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 The most recent phase in the career of Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78—and the seeds of her new book, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset—began after the financial crash in 2008. “I think we have a real crisis in leadership, compounded with the fact that we live [...]

Kevin Mandia '92

June 13, 2014

Kevin Mandia ’92 Leads Global Effort to Solve Cyber Crime

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 It’s been a landmark spring for Kevin Mandia ’92, founder of the cyber security firm Mandiant and now vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye, which acquired Mandiant last year. On May 18, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army, [...]

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

June 5, 2014

NFL Special Teams Standout Blake Costanzo ’06 Returns to 49ers

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Former Lafayette College linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo ’06 rejoined the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, signing 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears. He signed a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $855,000 for players with seven to nine years of experience.

Anthony Wallace '78

April 25, 2014

Anthony Wallace ’78 Wins Top Award for Fiction

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By Benjamin Gleisser The stories in The Old Priest “connect the themes of time, history, and memory,” says author Tony Wallace ’78. The collection won the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was recently named one of two finalists for the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. The story from which the [...]

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 [...]