Class of 2001

Nick Groch '01

August 25, 2011

Architectural Designer and Actor Nick Groch ’01 Stars in The Spade of Reason

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Throughout his participation in Lafayette’s civil engineering program, Nick Groch ’01 found an “oasis” of creativity—exercising his gifts for writing and acting as he juggled technical coursework. A decade later, Groch’s life continues to sway between art and science. Groch, an architectural designer with Blackney Hayes Architects, Philadelphia, stars in the lead role in his [...]

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May 17, 2011

Elizabeth Lathers ’01 Finds Ways to Serve in Every Aspect of Her Life

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By Kate Helm Since she was a student, Elizabeth Westgate Lathers ’01 has been active in community service. At Lafayette, she tutored inmates at Northampton County Prison and was an elementary school science mentor. “There is no better way to make a difference in people’s lives than through service,” she says. Lathers works for EMD [...]

Beth Spitalny '01. Photo by David Carstens

April 29, 2011

Beth Spitalny ’01 Brings Original Stories to Life as Award-Winning Filmmaker

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By Kate Helm When Beth Spitalny ’01 was a little girl, she loved playing dress-up and make-believe, spending hours in the woods behind her house dreaming up stories. That, along with her father’s enthusiasm for the movies and teaching her how to use the family video camera, created a love of filmmaking even before she [...]

Jessika Luth '01

December 7, 2010

From New Zealand to Sweden, Jessika Luth ’01 Begins Study of Environmental Policy

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A world citizen. A teacher. An environmental activist. A park ranger. All of these roles and a purposeful journey from California, Pennsylvania, and Washington to Australia, England, New Zealand, and on to Sweden, came together in the next step for Jessika Luth ’01. In September, Luth began work on a master’s in environmental management and [...]

Sarah Glacel '01

November 17, 2010

Sarah Glacel ’01 Helps Break through Barriers to a Free Press

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 As Americans, it’s easy to think that the Information Age enables everyone with a computer to have access to almost any desirable tidbit of information. But the world is not quite that free. Indeed, even young democracies are not necessarily allowing news to flow to all their citizens. Sarah Glacel ’01, [...]

Kim Corbett '01

August 31, 2010

Merging Theater and Engineering, Kim Corbett ’01 Excels in Cutting-Edge Profession

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By Barbara Mulligan When Kimberly Corbett ’01 enters a theater to see a performance, she dreams of being caught up in the music, the drama, or anything but the reality of hidden microphones, motors, and trapdoors. “Unfortunately, I have a hard time doing that,” she says, with the trace of a playful sigh. “I’m looking [...]

Beth Wynstra '01

August 13, 2010

Beth Wynstra ’01 Focuses Her Research on Theater for Social Change

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Sometimes dramatic performances spur audiences to political or social action. Take, for example, the work of El Teatro Campesino or the San Francisco Mime Troupe. El Teatro began with performances on flatbed trucks to dramatize the cause of California farm workers. Both use theater to highlight a social problem and encourage audience participation to solve [...]

Lafayette College

February 22, 2010

National Champions of Barbecue Ribs

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New Jersey upstarts Steve ’01 and Loren Berkheimer Raab ’00 traveled to Missouri and took first prize among 500 teams by Kevin Gray Kansas City, Mo., is to barbecue what Chicago is to deep-dish pizza. So imagine the reaction when an upstart team from Red Bank, N.J., crossed over the Mississippi River, slathered pork ribs [...]

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February 10, 2009

Offering Hope to the Young

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Angela Neal ’01 helps abused children and researches healing solutions By Dan Edelen When a timid boy, scarred by abuse, whispers his devastating story, Angela Neal ’01 provides the listening ear. In her dual roles as a child welfare researcher and an intern for Hennepin County (Minn.) Child Services, she offers hope to broken children. [...]

Lafayette College

June 16, 2008

In My Own Words: “Quite A Fulfilling Experience”

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Lafayette professors shaped career path of child welfare scholar Angela Neal ’01, who published research with Ann McGillicuddy-DeLisi By Angela Neal ’01 Overall, I had quite a fulfilling experience at Lafayette. I was in an environment that encouraged me to challenge both my mind and my body. As an athlete, I learned the value of [...]