Class of 1980


July 3, 2012

Commencement Address by David McCullough Jr. ’80 Draws Worldwide Attention

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When David McCullough Jr. ’80 delivered the commencement address June 1 at Wellesley (Mass.) High School, where he teaches, he had no idea that in a few short days it would gain fame around the country and the world. A video of the speech went viral and appears in the online presence of many mainstream [...]

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July 7, 2011

Alumni from Top Ranks in the Financial World Give Students Career Advice

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Being prepared to answer probing and thoughtful questions about the financial world, the company where you are being interviewed, and your own professional aspirations are crucial aspects for a successful interview. More than 50 students absorbed that prescription, which was just one part of the intense and pointed discussion provided during a spring semester Finance [...]

Nancy Keller Shumeyko '80

December 22, 2010

Expert Surgeon Nancy Shumeyko ’80 Receives Award and Mentors Students

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By Dan Edelen When gynecologic surgeon Nancy Keller Shumeyko ’80 stands before her med students at SUNY-Binghamton Clinical Campus and delivers 23 years of accumulated medical wisdom, she empowers them to transform the lives of their future patients—and does so gratis. For that reason and for her excellence in training the next generation of doctors, [...]

Jud Linville '79

September 23, 2010

Citigroup Names Jud Linville ’79 CEO of Citi Cards

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Judson C. “Jud” Linville ’79, a member of the Lafayette College Board of Trustees, became chief executive officer of Citi Cards this month. Linville, of Princeton, N.J., will run Citi’s North America branded cards business. He will be a member of the executive committee and the global consumer banking council, and will head the global [...]

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July 21, 2009

Trustee Emeritus William Lanigan ’52 Dies

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The retired lawyer funded several significant projects at Lafayette William Wilson Lanigan ’52, an emeritus trustee whose generosity and volunteer service benefitted Lafayette in many ways, died July 14. A veteran of the Korean War, Lanigan underwrote construction of Alumni Memorial Plaza, dedicated in 1989 in front of Oechsle Hall, and the new entry gates [...]

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June 9, 2009

Mortgaging the Big Boys

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CEO Robert Jacoby ’80 originates more than $500 million in loans, debt, and equity annually Robert A.C. Jacoby ’80, the CEO and primary shareholder of commercial mortgage banking firm U.S. Realty Capital LLC, began his rise to success in some of the same classes we at Lafayette take today. He took small steps at several [...]

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May 11, 2009

‘I Know What I Do Makes A Difference’

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Debbie Cipriani ’80 ensures safety of over-the-counter medications As a physician, Debbie Cipriani ’80 helped nurse babies back to health and support their parents through a stressful time. Now she’s supporting health on a larger scale, working in the corporate world to ensure that medications are both effective and safe. “This sounds so schmaltzy but [...]

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December 16, 2008

Educational Jungle

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Priest Joseph Sands ’80 teaches students ranging from politicos to first-graders in Brazil For Jesuit priest Joseph Sands ’80, navigating the educational system in Brazil can be as tricky as the Amazon itself.Sands’ experience with Brazil began with his doctoral dissertation at Princeton University. He studied the relationship between the federal and municipal governments, specifically [...]

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May 12, 2008

Update: Mitchell Berger ’77 and Jeffrey Robinson ’80 Discuss ‘Recount’ in National Media

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They are portrayed in film dealing with aftermath of 2000 presidential election in Florida Update: Jeffrey Robinson ’80 discusses Recount in a May 21 article in U.S. News & World Report. Mitchell Berger ’77 and Ben Ginsberg, national counsel to the Bush-Cheney campaign, talk about the 2000 presidential election and the accuracy of Recount in [...]

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February 7, 2008

Paul Lanna ’99 Describes His Experience as an Externship Host

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Vice president of investment at New York City banking firm spent a week with Michael Miller ’10 Paul Lanna ’99 is the vice president of investment banking at EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. in New York, N.Y. Over the interim session, He served as an externship host for Michael Miller ’10 (Princeton, N.J.), who is majoring in economics [...]