Mary Higgins '15

May 14, 2014

Mary Higgins ’15 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.) has many passions: genetics, music, research, and working with people with developmental disorders. Her goal is to put them all together into a career, and she is well on her way after receiving a Goldwater Scholarship. The premier undergraduate award given to students of mathematics, science, [...]

Brad Bormann '14

May 13, 2014

Brad Bormann ’14 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize

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Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” A biology major with a minor in English, Bormann was chosen through a vote of the student body and faculty, and will speak at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May [...]

Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 describes the transplant procedure and liver characteristics with Emily Oliver ’17 in the Medical University of South Carolina operating room.

May 13, 2014

Learning From Hands That Heal

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Student externs go inside the operating room with Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83. By Kevin Gray “As a parent, the transplants that involve children really hit my heart.” Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 was reflecting as he prepared to fly from his base at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston to another hospital in [...]

The world becomes a blur as the car picks up speed.

May 13, 2014

Student Team Receives Three First-Place Awards at International Race Car Competition

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An interdisciplinary student team took home three first-place honors for its high-performance race car at the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway. Lafayette competed against 120 teams from colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Brown, Duke, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Lehigh, Penn State, Purdue, Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. [...]

Students go wild for Matt and Kim.

May 13, 2014

Matt and Kim Rock Kirby Sports Center

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Lafayette hosted its Spring Concert last weekend in Kirby Sports Center. The event was headlined by indie rock duo Matt and Kim, with special guest hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen. The concert is sponsored each year by Lafayette Activities Forum. Check out a photo gallery of all the fun. View more images of the concert on [...]

McKelvy Gardens

May 13, 2014

College Dedicates New McKelvy House Gardens

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McKelvy House scholars, alumni, and faculty advisers celebrated the completion of the McKelvy Garden Renovation project at a dedication ceremony May 5. Based partly on historical photographs of the house and lands, the new garden is on the terraced area behind and to the east of the house with a new gazebo and gathering area at [...]


May 12, 2014

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Lehigh Valley Alumni Association chapter helped Easton community organizations during Lafapalooza ’14: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. On April 26, students volunteered for projects benefiting Children’s Home of Easton, Easton Area Neighborhood Center, Easton Health and Rehabilitation Center, Easton Main Street Initiative, Easton Urban Farm, Firth Youth Center, [...]

Markle Hall

May 12, 2014

Hoff Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions to Lafayette

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Students, faculty, and staff were honored May 4 for their dedication and commitment to the College community at the 24rd annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, the awards are named in honor of one of the College’s first students. In 1832, Hoff blew the horn that [...]

Cory Spera '15

May 7, 2014

Cory Spera ’15 Named Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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Biology major Cory Spera ’15 (Lorton, Va.) was named the Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A right-handed pitcher, Spera carries a 3.89 cumulative grade-point average and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice. He is Lafayette’s fourth Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree.

Skillman Academics

May 6, 2014

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 100 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 4 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 50 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]