Class of 1978

Barbara Brooks Kimmel '78

July 7, 2014

Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78 Works to Build Corporate Trust

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 The most recent phase in the career of Barbara Brooks Kimmel ’78—and the seeds of her new book, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset—began after the financial crash in 2008. “I think we have a real crisis in leadership, compounded with the fact that we live [...]

Anthony Wallace '78

April 25, 2014

Anthony Wallace ’78 Wins Top Award for Fiction

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By Benjamin Gleisser The stories in The Old Priest “connect the themes of time, history, and memory,” says author Tony Wallace ’78. The collection won the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was recently named one of two finalists for the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. The story from which the [...]

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March 16, 2013

Bill Bennett Jr. ’78 Advances Mission of Compassion

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By Andrew Faught After more than 30 years as a successful business executive, R. William “Bill” Bennett Jr. ’78 was struck by an intriguing question: “If I were given a week to live, how would I feel about my life?” At the time, he was a division president for FranklinCovey, the Utah-based management firm cofounded by [...]

William Gillies '78

June 29, 2012

William Gillies Jr. ’78 Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

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Day by day, the glaciers that drape the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro are receding. For William Gillies Jr. ’78, each drop of water from the melting ice seemed like sand in an hourglass—marking the passing of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the view from the tallest mountain in Africa and fourth highest of the Seven [...]

Walter E. Hanson '49

October 29, 2010

Former Board Chair Walter E. Hanson ’49 dies at 84

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Chair of the Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1986, Trustee Emeritus Walter E. Hanson ’49, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., after a lengthy illness. Hanson, who was former chairman of KPMG, died Sept. 24. He provided distinguished service to the College and the Board, serving as a term trustee from 1969 [...]

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August 6, 2010

Christopher Caine ’78 Receives International Leadership Award

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The Institute for Education (IFE) presented Christopher G. Caine ’78, president and CEO of Mercator XXI, with the IFE Leadership Award on May 15 at its leadership dinner held at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Caine was honored for his leadership locally, nationally, and in the world community. “In each of his endeavors–teaching at [...]

Lafayette College

February 10, 2010

Ramus Family Tackles Poverty in Honduras

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Dan ’82, wife Kay ’82, and sister Diane ’78 bring necessities and education to an isolated town When Dan Ramus ’82 graduated, Sen. Bill Bradley addressed his class, talking about the progress made in American education in the students’ lifetimes, moving from pencils to computers. Years after Ramus left Lafayette, he saw firsthand how important [...]

Lafayette College

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 [...]

Lafayette College

July 10, 2009

Navigating The Global Economy

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After serving as IBM’s top lobbyist and helping pass the America Competes Act, Chris Caine ’78 founds own firm Like his firm’s namesake, Gerardus Mercator, who created a cylindrical map projection that shook the navigational world in 1569, Chris Caine ’78 is a forward thinker. Drawing on nearly 30 years’ experience, the man once described [...]

Lafayette College

November 7, 2008

Driving Progress in Cancer Treatments

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Kevin Lokay ’78 is president of the Americas for EUSA Pharma When Kevin Lokay ’78 became CEO of Cytogen Corp. in November 2007, it was on shaky financial ground. He was charged with the difficult task of accessing capital and guiding the company out of a tough situation. After the European specialty pharmaceutical company EUSA [...]