Class of 1970

Susan Swett, CHHS Dean

July 13, 2012

Susan Swett ’72 Provides Small-College Touch at George Mason

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By Kate Helm As assistant dean for student affairs in George Mason’s College of Health and Human Services, Susan Swett ’72 strives to recreate aspects of the small-college experience that was so important to her at Lafayette. “Although the small liberal arts experience cannot be replicated at a large university,” she says, “I remember how [...]

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April 30, 2010

Coming to the Rescue

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How an alumni family is working to preserve the biological diversity of Armenia A magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked northwestern Armenia Dec. 7, 1988, destroying the small mountainous city of Spitak.  In a matter of minutes, 25,000 people were killed, 15,000 injured, and 517,000 left homeless. It was one of the worst earthquakes of the century. [...]

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March 31, 2010

Island Leopards

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Justin Symington ’97 and Dave Philipp ’70 offer high school students hands-on research opportunities in the Bahamas Forget the corner office. Justin Symington ’97, assistant head of school and research program coordinator at the Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS) in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas, has an enviable work environment — surrounded by the aquamarine of the [...]

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February 22, 2010

Film Based on Novel by Jay Parini ’70 Nominated for Two Academy Awards

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Helen Mirren is up for best actress and Christopher Plummer for best supporting actor for their roles in The Last Station Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer have been nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in The Last Station, a 2009 film adapted from the novel of the same name by Jay Parini ’70. Published [...]

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July 31, 2009

Answering The President’s Call

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Jim Pooley ’70 will serve as deputy director general of the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization By Samuel T. Clover ’91 When Jim Pooley ’70 moved to northern California to begin practicing law in 1973, college students were still writing papers with IBM Selectric typewriters, and pocket calculators were all the rage. Santa Clara County, [...]

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June 29, 2009

The Man to Call When-and Before-Disaster Strikes

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Army and FEMA veteran Clay Spangenberg ’70 helps Dept. of Homeland Security and communities plan for emergencies In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Clay Spangenberg ’70 was working in an operations center early one morning when the phone rang. As a longtime leader with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he had been working 13-hour shifts [...]

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June 11, 2009

President Obama Nominates James Pooley ’70 as Deputy Geneneral of World Intellectual Property Organization

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UN agency acts on behalf of 184 member nations James Pooley ’70 has been nominated by the Obama Administration as deputy director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He will begin in November if confirmed by the WIPO. An agency of the United Nations, the WIPO comprises 184 member countries and is headquartered [...]

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February 11, 2009

Cracking a Hard Nut

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Alumni-hosted internship in NYC helped get career started for Alison Ahart ’03, who travels internationally with soprano Kathleen Battle As associate manager/production assistant for Columbia Artists Management, Alison Ahart ’03 is direct liaison with world-renowned soprano Kathleen Battle. She has traveled the world with her, attending events and fundraisers with the likes of Sting, Alicia [...]

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November 3, 2008

Timothy Van Hise ’70 Recognized for Legal Prowess

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He is assistant prosecutor and legal adviser in Somerset County, N.J. By Matt Sinclair ’90 Though it seems like Timothy Van Hise ’70 has an exciting, satisfying job, he takes it all in stride. The economics and business graduate is assistant prosecutor and legal adviser for the Forensic Unit of the Somerset County (N.J.) Prosecutor’s [...]

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September 26, 2008

Novel by Jay Parini ’70 Made into Major Film

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With all-star cast, The Last Station will be in theaters next year The Last Station, a novel by Jay Parini ’70 about the last year in Leo Tolstoy’s life, has been made into a major film set for release next year. The cast includes Christopher Plummer as the Russian writer and philosopher and Helen Mirren [...]