Class of 2008
In the spirit of expanding opportunities for girls and women in underdeveloped countries, Melissa Persaud ’08, a community enterprise volunteer with the Peace Corps, helped build a computer lab/multimedia center in Garoua, Cameroon. Adult women are using the lab to develop computer skills necessary to prepare business plans needed to apply for bank loans and charitable funding [...]
By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]
Alex Meis ’08 is part of a team that won the inaugural National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, with a $15,000 award, sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania. The winning entry details a mobile app to empower caregivers of students in the New York City Department of Education with timely student attendance information to ensure that all children are present in school all day, every day.
By Dan Edelen When students need a listening ear, Alberto Luna ’08 is there. Luna is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate and supplemental instruction supervisor in the school of psychology at University of Arizona, where he completed his master’s in 2010. He has also served as program developer for the honors college Xtreme Discovery Teams and [...]
By Kate Helm Change isn’t easy, but Kyle Doran ’08 welcomes it. Doran has used his education every step of the way to develop as a community organizer, one who not only implements change but teaches others to do the same to help their communities. Pursuing a master’s of public administration at Maxwell School of [...]
Six students learned the ins and outs of the working world this summer, with the assistance of alumni, through the Bob Beane ’58 Intern Scholars Program. “This summer has been filled with amazing, truly life-changing experiences,” says Michelle Mariconda ’12 (Wayne, N.J.), an anthropology and sociology major who worked at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). [...]
By Matt Sinclair ’90 In this age of specialization, liberal arts majors often hear questions about what they hope to accomplish with a degree in English or art history. Of course, the answer is “whatever they want.” Take Ellis Kelleher ’08 for example. An English graduate originally from New Jersey, she now lives in England [...]
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 [...]
By Samuel T. Clover ’91 An old joke among IBM employees is that the acronym stands for, “I’ve been moved.” While it once had a pejorative edge, in today’s global economy moving means opportunity. Over the last seven years, Patrick Kelly ’88, currently IBM’s director of recruiting for North America, has helped hundreds of people—including [...]
“Zoom” by Bill Griese ’91 Is Soundtrack for Fujifilm TV Commercial; Phil Silverberg ’09 Plays Keys for Video
“Zoom,” a new song on the soon-to-be-released CD Too Long Coming by Bill Griese ’91, is the soundtrack for two Fujifilm TV commercials. The spots, which began airing Nov. 14, advertise the company’s line of long-zoom digital cameras. On a day in late October when the music video for “Zoom,” was to be filmed in [...]
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