Class of 2002

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 [...]

Chantal Pasquarello '02

November 15, 2013

Chantal Pasquarello ’02 Defends Human Rights

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By Kate Helm No risk, no reward. That’s what Chantal Pasquarello ’02 has learned working to promote freedom and social justice around the world. “I try to remain open to opportunities that arise. They may seem terrifying or risky at the time, but generally, nothing worth doing is easy,” says Pasquarello, deputy director of Freedom [...]

Ryan Thornton '02

April 18, 2012

Ryan Thornton ’02 Teaches First Grade and Performs with Sean Bones

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As his first year teaching first grade at Brooklyn Friends School in New York comes to a close, Ryan Thornton ’02 is trading his chalk for drumsticks in preparation for the release of Sean Bones’ (seanbones.com) new album, Buzzards Boy. A drummer since high school, Thornton has toured nationally with RANA, which played some of [...]

Sarah Lowery '02

February 28, 2012

Sarah Lowery ’02 Improves Economy and Environment in Developing Countries

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By Kate Helm As manager of an assessment of environmental threats in Russia, Sarah Lowery ’02 focused on the country’s slow progress in energy efficiency and its vulnerability to climate change. She wrote the report’s biodiversity chapter. She has also analyzed energy sectors in four nations for clean energy proposals for the U.S. Agency for [...]

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April 5, 2011

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

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A producer with The Today Show; a laser communications system developer for the Navy, a makeup artist with Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren; features manager for The Nate Berkus Show; advertising director for Macy’s, lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni [...]

Robert Libutti '02

March 11, 2011

From High Rises in Tokyo to Schools in Brooklyn, Robert Libutti ’02 Favors Practical Design

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By Barbara Mulligan Architect Robert Libutti ’02 has helped design glittering, towering buildings in Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, Korea, but it’s his most recent work at Murphy Burnham and Buttrick in Manhattan, turning an old firehouse into Montessori learning space, that has given him the most satisfaction. Libutti, a Pennsylvania native who earned a B.S. [...]

Kenya Allen '02

November 30, 2010

Kenya Allen ’02 Is a Rising Star with the Social Security Administration

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By Kate Helm Early in his career with the Social Security Administration (SSA), Kenya Allen ’02 made a difference in people’s lives but wanted more. As a lead program analyst at SSA’s headquarters in Baltimore, Md., Allen now impacts programs that affect millions of Americans. “I do not have to go far to see the [...]

Garbriel Valentin '02

October 13, 2010

Gabriel Valentin ’02 Finds Success in Paris

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By Kate Helm Colgate’s slogan “bright smile, bright future” could well be used to describe the career of Gabriel Valentin ’02, senior brand manager at Colgate-Palmolive, based in Paris. In only six short years, he’s risen to the top of the international marketing ranks. Valentin, who has been with the company almost a year, is [...]

Lafayette College

May 10, 2010

Around the Globe and Back Again

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Erin Vanacore ’02 twice studies in Spain before working in business development in New York City — by Jess Wason ’11 The enthusiasm of Erin Vanacore ’02 is infectious, as is her refreshing outlook on life, so it’s easy to see why she entered the hospitality industry after graduating from Lafayette. But after working in [...]

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April 29, 2010

Heather Werner ’02 Drives Traffic on the Web

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Exactly how do Google and Yahoo generate millions of dollars each year, especially when many of their services are free? Ask people behind the scenes like Heather Werner ’02, domain advertising specialist with DomCollect AG in Cologne, Germany, who work like Internet traffic controllers. Werner finds ways to transform Internet traffic into revenue for her [...]