Class of 1955

Arthur Rothkopf '55

June 9, 2010

Rothkopf ’55 To Retire from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55, president emeritus of the College, will retire as senior vice president and counselor to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the end of July. Rothkopf joined the chamber in July 2005 after serving 12 years as Lafayette’s 15th president. He leads the chamber’s Education and Workforce initiative, including [...]

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November 12, 2009

Sensational School Spirit

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Chas Snyder ’78 received the Danny Hatch ’04 Award for his longtime support of Lafayette athletics He has played with the Pep Band for over 30 years, stood tall as a mainstay for Friends of Basketball, and over the years chaired or been heavily involved in planning for just about every athletics event sponsored by [...]

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July 1, 2008

Rothkopf Scholars Study the Religious Art of Spain

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. By Peter Gildner ’09 Peter Gildner ’09 (Hatboro, Pa.), an art and chemistry double major, spent two weeks in Spain where he and four of his fellow junior art majors studied Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Spanish art and architecture as part of the Rothkopf Scholars Program. Rothkopf Scholars Study Religious Art of [...]

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May 21, 2008

Professor Diane Ahl Publishes Book on Life and Work of Italian Renaissance Painter Fra Angelico

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Publication will be released at the end of May Diane Cole Ahl, Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S. Rothkopf Professor of Art History, has recently published her latest book detailing the life and work of the esteemed fifteenth century Italian painter, Fra Angelico. Her book, Fra Angelico, was published in April by Phaidon Press Inc. [...]

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May 20, 2008

Rothkopf Scholars Will Study Religious Art of Spain

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Junior art majors will explore Jewish, Christian, and Muslim artwork May 21 – June 2 Five junior art majors will travel across Spain studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim Spanish art and architecture as part of the Rothkopf Scholars Program, May 21 – June 2. The Rothkopf Scholars program is funded by an endowment established through [...]

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May 8, 2008

President Emeritus Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55 Honored for Service to Higher Education

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He is the recipient of the Michelini Award from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania President Emeritus Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55 is the 2008 recipient of the Francis J. Michelini Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education from AICUP, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. The award honors individuals [...]

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May 2, 2008

Preserving Stories of WWII

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Fred Gehle ’55 leads group of 50 volunteers in Veterans History Project “There’s a time bomb ticking,” says Fred Gehle ’55, a director of the Veterans History Project in the Augusta, Ga., and Aiken, S.C., area. Sanctioned by Congress in 2000, the project collects video and audio recordings of wartime tales of U.S. veterans. For [...]

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September 18, 2007

Phi Delt Alumni Plan Homecoming Reunion

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At least 15 brothers will tailgate, watch football game, and dine afterward Phi Delta Theta alumni from the classes of 1955-58 are getting together at Homecoming. Norig “Skip” Ellison ’57 and Donald L. Mitchell ’56 have helped organize the event. Fifteen alumni, as well as spouses, plan to attend. The reunion will begin at 10 [...]