Class of 2001

Alumni Summer College 2014

July 22, 2014

Back in the Classroom: Alumni Summer College 2014

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With a curriculum ranging from art, fossils, and fiction to the Muslim discovery of coffee, causes of the Arab spring, and relationship between age and happiness, alumni and friends spent July 17-20 exercising their intellects during the fifth annual Alumni Summer College. “Topics that I have been nervous about not enjoying have turned out to [...]

David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Craig von Schroeder '01

December 6, 2013

Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 Creates Exclusive Menswear

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By Robert S. Benchley As a goalkeeper, he played professional soccer on three continents. As an attorney, he fought for social justice in the courts. Now Craig Arthur von Schroeder ’01 is five years into a third career as founder of Commonwealth Proper of Philadelphia, selling both ready-to-wear and custom-made clothing to men who fit [...]

Charis Gehret '01

November 5, 2012

Charis Gehret ’01 Organizes National Soil Remediation Conference

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More than 250 people are expected to attend a first-of-its-kind conference on soil remediation in November created by Charis Y. Gehret ’01. “It’s been an incredible experience to turn an idea into a well-publicized event with more than 50 presenters from around the country, coverage in four industry publications, sold-out exhibit space, and more than [...]

Kate Neligan '01

October 31, 2012

Kate Neligan ’01 Spins Consciousness on Her New TV Network

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By Carrie Havranek With a focus on inspiring others, Kate Neligan ’01 launched Synergy TV a year ago. The free, video on-demand network and website offers high-quality “entertainment and ‘edutainment’ that is inspiring, uplifting, and conscious in nature,” she says. “I want to make consciousness cool,” says Neligan, who founded the network’s parent company—Mindful Media Entertainment, [...]

Matthrew Rutherford '01

October 19, 2012

Matthew Rutherford ’01 Is Assistant Secretary in U.S. Department of the Treasury

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By Carrie Havranek An early interest in economics was a harbinger of destiny for Matthew Rutherford ’01. He nearly sprinted from advanced placement micro- and macroeconomics in high school to the White House 11 years later, within steps of President Barack Obama. Appointed assistant secretary for financial markets under Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in May, [...]

Christine Thomas '01

July 19, 2012

Christine Thomas ’01 Researches Use of Solar Energy to Make New Fuels

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By Dan Edelen As her research on using solar energy to synthesize new fuels garners accolades, Christine Thomas ’01 is also focused on the accomplishments of her students. Thomas, assistant professor of chemistry, Brandeis University, is a recipient of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, which annually recognizes about 100 early-career scientists whose achievements and [...]

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November 22, 2011

John Hunt ’01 Makes Musical Debut on MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals

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In today’s competitive music industry, a composer’s big break can occur in a matter of seconds after several disappointments. No one knows that better than John Hunt ’01 of South Orange, N.J., who made his musical debut during MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals most recent episode. Previously, two of Hunt’s original compositions were slated to be [...]

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September 23, 2011

Danlami Gomwalk ’01 Helps Build a Better Nigeria

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By Kevin Gray When Danlami Gomwalk ’01left his native Nigeria to attend Lafayette College, he was looking to gain international education and employment experiences. He accomplished that mission and more. Through immersion in the College’s unique brand of global education, his eyes were opened to the dynamic nature of the international job market and the [...]

Kay Manion '92

September 9, 2011

Looking Back on 9/11: Brian Gregorek ’01 Recalls His Escape; Kay Adams Manion ’92 Guided Rescuers at Ground Zero

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Although 10 years have passed, the memories of eyewitnesses of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City remain vivid. Brian Gregorek ’01, financial adviser, Edward Jones Investments, St. Louis, Mo., worked for a company in Jersey City, N.J. at the time. He had gone into the city [...]