Class of 1961

Don Lancaster '61

July 23, 2013

Don Lancaster ’61 Discovers Ancient Canals in the Arizona Desert

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Donald “Don” Lancaster ’61 is credited as one of the fathers of the personal computer based on his invention of the TV typewriter featured in Radio-Electronics magazine in 1973. He is the author of 45 books on a wide variety of scientific and popular topics, including two million-sellers, and more than 2,000 technical papers. For the past four years, he’s [...]

Peter Donovick '61

August 9, 2012

Peter Donovick ’61 Uncovers Mysteries of the Brain

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By Tiffany Bentley With an insatiable curiosity, Peter Donovick ’61 has delved into a broad spectrum of research topics. As professor of psychology and director of the environmental neuropsychology laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York, Donovick has studied aging and dementia, stereotype bias, multiple sclerosis, dementia, environmental toxicology, malnutrition, incarceration, compassion, health [...]

Gerald L. Paist '61

November 15, 2011

Longest-Serving School Superintendent in Mass., Gerald Paist ’61 Ensures Balance of Technical and Academic Training

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By Dan Edelen Caps sailing in the air. Hugs and high-fives shared between teens. Tears on the faces of proud parents. As the longest-serving school superintendent in Massachusetts, Gerald Paist ’61 will witness his 38th graduation at Pathfinder Region Vocational Technical High School in Palmer this spring. “Every graduation since 1974 has been a joyful [...]

Elizabeth Ciampa '06

June 13, 2011

Reunion 2011: More than 1,200 Alumni Connect with Friends and the Lafayette Spirit

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 They came to Reunion 2011 at Lafayette College on June 10-12 to celebrate major class anniversaries: 5 years, 25 years, a half-century. They came from as far away as London and Sweden, after absences as long as 40 years. They came for the usual reasons: to reminisce and catch up. They [...]

Samuel Watson '61

July 9, 2010

Public Health Adviser Samuel Watson ’61 Helps Iraq

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By Kevin Gray The former deputy national security adviser for Vice President George H.W. Bush and a Vietnam veteran, Samuel J. Watson ’61 is now serving in Diwaniyah Province, Iraq, as a State Department senior public health adviser. Watson advises a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). He maintains ties with the province’s health officials and helps [...]

Lafayette College

May 22, 2008

In His Own Words: Following in Their Footsteps

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Professors inspire Jay Carson ’63 to become one Like many Lafayette alumni, my life during college connected with my life after. Professionally, I went on to become an English professor, a choice I may not have made without the great teachers at Lafayette. I was fortunate enough to have two classes — Victorians and the [...]

Lafayette College

May 13, 2008

Lafayette Community Thrives Across the Pond

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London chapter is model international alumni group By Kate Helm Travel anywhere in the U.S. and you may have a Leopard sighting. The same is true of 91 countries around the world. That’s why, with 36 established alumni chapters in the U.S., the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association have set their sights [...]

Lafayette College

December 17, 2007

World Traveler Ed Auble ’61 Settles Down

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After globetrotting for Navy and AIG, he’s serving College and own clients Atop the desk of Ed Auble ’61 stands a statuette of the Marquis de Lafayette, a reminder, Auble says, of his dedication to the French major-general’s words, “I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect and out of all this I [...]

Lafayette College

November 27, 2007

Alumni, Students Come Together for Regional Phonathons

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Events in Lehigh Valley and New Jersey raise $25,000 Eight alumni and more than ten students participated in the Lafayette-Lehigh Week Alumni Regional Phonathon 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center. The effort garnered 30 pledges totaling $12,107. In addition, 13 individuals are still considering donating to the cause. The [...]

Lafayette College

November 5, 2007

Alumni Online Community Helps Ed Auble ’61 Reach Classmates

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He’s using it as chair of his class’ 50th reunion Ed Auble ’61 is a very active alumnus. When asked about his involvement with his alma mater, Auble responds, “Here goes!” and begins his extensive list, which, among other things, includes: Former president, Philadelphia alumni chapter; Alumni Association Nominating Committee; Alumni Affairs Director Search Committee [...]