Class of 2009

Natalie Bartner '89 and Kaaren Anderson Sagastume '89

June 9, 2014

Reunion 2014: Celebrating Special Memories and Friendships

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 More than 1,100 alumni returned June 6-8 to enjoy Reunion Weekend with their classmates, recall favorite times from their undergraduate days, and catch up on recent events as well as happenings at their alma mater. Here’s an inside view of the groups marking key anniversaries: 50th, 25th, and 5th. Check back [...]

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

October 12, 2012

Xiao Cui ’13 Learns Importance of Confidence to Economy through Credit Suisse Internship

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As Maurice Bennett ’06, an equity sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse in New York City, will tell you, an internship with the bank is “a real job in the real world and not an experience just anyone gets.” This summer, three Lafayette students landed 10-week internships with Credit Suisse through its innovative virtual [...]

Marissa Halderman '09

March 30, 2012

Marissa Halderman ’09 Achieves Early Success in the World of Art

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By Margie Peterson The ink was barely dry on her Lafayette diploma when Marissa Halderman ’09 sold her first painting to a private collector for $1,500. The piece was part of an exhibition at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in fall 2010. The show featured her work and that of her late great-grandfather, Maxo Vanka, [...]

Alyssa Batula '09

March 26, 2012

NSF Graduate Research Fellow Alyssa Batula ’09 “Teaches” Robots to Dance

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Isaac Asimov’s enduring vision of life-like robots is taking a step closer to reality through research by Alyssa Batula ’09. A third-year Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Drexel University, she is not only advancing artificial intelligence foretold in Asimov’s I, Robot series, but is deepening science’s understanding of human creativity. A National Science Foundation [...]


March 5, 2012

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Rossum’s Universal Robots

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots last weekend in the Williams Center for the Arts. Written in 1920 by Czech author Karel Capek, the play is an expressionistic journey into genetic engineering on a mass scale and predicted a mechanized world without emotions and without individual rights. It introduced the [...]


October 5, 2011

Jazz Composer Jack Furlong ’05 Releases New CD; Alumni Quartet Performs Oct. 7 in New York City

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Lafayette’s James Bond of jazz, Jack Furlong ’05 is on a mission to deliver intrepid entertainment whether he’s arranging 007 movie tunes for the Jazz Ensemble, jazzing up “The A-Team” theme for the Pep Band, or performing a bebopping march about his mechanic with his all-alumni band. His latest accessible adventure [...]

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July 7, 2011

Alumni from Top Ranks in the Financial World Give Students Career Advice

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Being prepared to answer probing and thoughtful questions about the financial world, the company where you are being interviewed, and your own professional aspirations are crucial aspects for a successful interview. More than 50 students absorbed that prescription, which was just one part of the intense and pointed discussion provided during a spring semester Finance [...]

Brandon Cochenour '03

January 5, 2011

Brandon Cochenour ’03 Develops Underwater Laser-Radar Systems

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 The effect is so commonplace that it’s easy to miss its significance: Drive on a foggy night, switch on the high beams, and see the light scatter. Even a new driver learns quickly that low beams are better for driving through fog. Now imagine using a laser under water to communicate [...]

Bill Griese '91

November 24, 2010

“Zoom” by Bill Griese ’91 Is Soundtrack for Fujifilm TV Commercial; Phil Silverberg ’09 Plays Keys for Video

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“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 [...]