Student Profiles

Alyson Shumeyko ’14, l-r, Marie Garofalo ’10, and Chelsea Brill ’13

April 19, 2013

Chelsea Brill ’13 and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 Go Inside Disney with Marie Garofalo ’10

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Chelsea Brill ’13 (West Windsor, N.J.) and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 (Vestal, N.Y.) learned the ins and outs of Disney Consumer Products (DCP) in Glendale, Calif., during an externship over the January break with Marie Garofalo ’10, communications coordinator of internal communications at DCP. The students observed Garofalo and her team, and contributed questions and ideas [...]

Hannah Weaver '14

April 15, 2013

Hannah Weaver ’14 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Physics major Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.) has earned distinction as a recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover college costs up to a maximum of [...]

Anna Harris '14 and a friend

April 8, 2013

Anna Harris ’14 Explores Culture in Central America

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“Under the shadow of a helicopter on the banks of Lake Suchitoto in El Salvador, I got chills as I listened to the sole survivor of the Copayan Massacre relive the memories of his 9-year-old self fleeing from a military-directed air strike on his village,” writes Anna Harris ’14, a history major who spent the [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]

Rebecca Slotkin ’14

January 9, 2013

Rebecca Slotkin ’14 Connects Environment and International Affairs in China

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Last summer, Rebecca Slotkin ’14 (Verona, N.J.) traveled to Kunming in southwest China for a seven-week program that took her throughout the region, as well as Thailand and Laos. It was such an inspiring experience that she returned to study in Beijing during the fall semester. “I had been studying Chinese for a while and [...]

Field hockey midfielder Emily Valeo competes against Colgate

January 3, 2013

Emily Valeo ’13 Competing Overseas with U.S. Women’s Field Hockey National Team

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Field hockey midfielder Emily Valeo ’13 has been selected as one of 12 members of the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey squad to compete in one of two European tours this month. Valeo is playing on the Austrian tour team, which is playing in the 33rd International Rohrmax Cup Jan. 4-6. Featuring teams from Austria, Switzerland, [...]

Madeline Fahan ’14

December 18, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Madeline Fahan ’14

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Basketball student-athlete Madeline Fahan ’14 (Ventura, Calif.) discusses economics, studying art and culture in Italy, and the importance of doing the small things well on the court. Why did you choose Lafayette? I am from Southern California and wanted to go to school on the East Coast to get a new experience. I was looking [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

December 13, 2012

Sarah Hardy ’14 Receives EPA Fellowship to Research Cleaner Ways to Treat Wastewater

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As essential as wastewater treatment facilities are to a modern society, not many people want to spend time in close proximity to these typically loud and foul-smelling plants. But what if there was a quieter, chemical-free, odorless way to treat wastewater? And what if it doubled as a thriving ecosystem of plants, fish, and many [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

Michael Kelley '14

November 20, 2012

On the Ice: Michael Kelley ’14 Interns with New York Islanders

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For Michael Kelley ’14 (Westfield, N.J.), it’s his dream to make his career working for a professional sports team. By spending the summer interning with New York Islanders, he made a major step toward fulfilling that dream. “Going to sporting events my whole life, I always thought it would be an amazing job to be [...]