Class of 1971

James Hairston '72

June 10, 2013

Actor Portraying James “Hap” Hairston ’71 in Lucky Guy Receives Tony

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Unlike star reporters, newspaper editors toil behind the scenes, rarely commanding the spotlight. But for James “Hap” Hairston ’71 stardom has arrived—11 years after his untimely passing. Hairston’s life and work are portrayed in the late Nora Ephron’s final work Lucky Guy, the Broadway play starring Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as the charismatic and controversial tabloid [...]

Paul Kenyon '71

January 3, 2013

Paul Kenyon ’71 Shares Expertise as Peace Corps Volunteer in Dominican Republic

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By Kevin Gray For the past year-and-a-half, Paul Kenyon ’71 has served as a Peace Corps appropriate technology developer in the Dominican Republic. He assists the local people with challenges, helping them make effective use of available resources through composting, water-collection systems, harnessing wind and solar power, and more. Much of what he teaches is [...]

Judge Joel Pisano '71

June 7, 2012

Joel Pisano ’71 Rules on High-Stakes Cases as U.S. District Court Judge

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Now in his 20th year, U.S. District Court Judge Joel Pisano ’71 presides over high-stakes cases in Trenton, N.J., involving virtually every aspect of the law. As he oversees a weighty caseload, Pisano is energized by the variety of his docket and the enthusiasm of young minds that come to his office to learn and [...]

Bill Wagner '89

September 27, 2011

Bill Wagner ’89 ‘Does What He Loves’ as COO of Cloud Technology Leader, Vocus

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During his sophomore year at Lafayette, William “Bill” Wagner ’89 had a life-changing conversation with older alum Robin Amesbury ’71. “He told me that I should do what I love and do as well as I can. It was the best advice I’ve ever gotten.” Recently named executive vice president and chief operating officer of [...]

Lafayette College

April 1, 2010

Special Report from The Scoffayette

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Embezzlement Team wins first annual Bernard Madoff Creative Accounting Challenge The Lafayette College Embezzlement Team placed first in the first annual Bernard Madoff Creative Accounting Challenge, held Friday, March 27 in the Goldman Sachs building in New York’s financial district. A check of $50,000 was awarded to members. “I have no idea what you’re talking [...]

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October 14, 2009

Stephen D. Pryor ’71, President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Will Address Sophomore Engineering Majors

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Stephen D. Pryor ’71, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, will speak with sophomore engineering majors about “What Employers are Looking for in the 21st Century Engineer” 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium of Lafayette’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Pryor, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, became president of ExxonMobil Chemical [...]

Lafayette College

June 16, 2009

Call It ‘Heroic Branding’

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Don’t expect Dick Bondy ’71 to follow the old rules when establishing identities for corporate clients In some cases, what’s on the outside can count more. For proof, see the example of Dick Bondy ’71, who worked in advertising for years. In 2004, ITT, his longtime client, was a multi-industry conglomerate, which created branding challenges. [...]

Lafayette College

May 27, 2009

A Family Commencement: Father, Son and Nephew Graduate Together

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Steven Zamore surprised to receive his diploma after 38 years Steven Zamore left Lafayette in 1970 after his junior year to attend medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He earned his M.D. in 1974, did his residency at Yale, and became an obstetrician and gynecologist in Connecticut. Although he was considered a member [...]

Lafayette College

February 26, 2009

H. Merrit Kinsey ’71 Helps Raise $150,000 Through Folk Music

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King N’ Trio has entertained audiences from Chicago to Los Angeles As bass player in the Colorado-based folk group The King n’ Trio, H. Merritt Kinsey ’71 has helped raise $150,000 for nonprofit organizations, recorded four CDs, and performed for crowds of up to 25,000 people. The group is comprised of four Grand Junction (Colo.) [...]

Lafayette College

May 27, 2008

Michael Lightner ’71 Upholds Workplace Justice

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He’s regional director of National Labor Relations Board “I’ve been with the National Labor Relations Board as long as I have because I believe in workplace justice and public service,” says Michael Lightner ’71, who was sworn in as regional director last December by U.S. District Court Judge Joel Pisano. Throughout his 34 years of [...]