Class of 1982

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda [...]

Chemical engineer Pat Myers ’82

September 2, 2013

Pat Anderson Myers ’82 Oversees Computer Systems for Oil Refining

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By Bill Kline A future class valedictorian from Southern New Jersey who wanted to be a math major, Pat Anderson Myers ’82 visited Lafayette for a one-week program called Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE). The program changed her life, inspiring a switch from math to engineering that led to a highly successful career and to [...]

Norman Carlson '49

June 11, 2013

Fleck Society Member Bricks Rededicated during Reunion

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During the renovation of the Quad, some of the bricks etched with the names of members of the Fleck Consistent Giving Society were relocated. A ceremony was held June 8 to recognize the more than 3,000 members of the society and rededicate the bricks that line the walkways near Skillman Library. President Daniel H. Weiss [...]

Leah Figur Akins '82

June 12, 2012

Leah Figur Akins ’82 Receives SUNY Award for Teaching in Engineering

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By Kevin Gray For her teaching skills and work on curriculum to support the awareness and development of sustainable systems and retention of students in engineering and technology, Leah Figur Akins ’82 received the 2011 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor and head of engineering, architecture, and computer technology, Dutchess Community [...]

Paul McCurdy '82

January 23, 2012

Paul McCurdy ’82 Named Chair of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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Paul McCurdy ’82, a College trustee and former Alumni Association president, has been elected chair of his law firm, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Stamford, Conn. He is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. McCurdy was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 after completing a two-year [...]

Bridget Hentz '12 works with Michael Whitman '82.

December 5, 2011

Students Make Contributions to Heart Surgery Technology

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Bridget Hentz ’12 (Ambler, Pa.) thought it was cool when some of her own ideas became part of the design of cutting-edge heart surgery technology.  But it was even cooler, she says, to see the devices she helped design fired into a beating heart and doing exactly what they were supposed [...]

Meghan Baker ’07 and Rebecca Heslin ’12 at Fox News

September 23, 2011

Students Have ‘Amazing, Truly Life-Changing Experiences’ through Intern Scholars Program

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Six students learned the ins and outs of the working world this summer, with the assistance of alumni, through the Bob Beane ’58 Intern Scholars Program. “This summer has been filled with amazing, truly life-changing experiences,” says Michelle Mariconda ’12 (Wayne, N.J.), an anthropology and sociology major who worked at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). [...]

Michael Whitman '82

August 15, 2011

Surgical Innovation Pioneer Mike Whitman ’82 Applies Traits that Fueled Basketball Success

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Led by Michael Whitman ’82, Micro Interventional Devices (MID) is pioneering technologies for treating structural heart disease. Through its innovations, the company is reducing operating times and simplifying complex surgical procedures. Launched in September 2010, MID, New Hope, Pa., designs, develops, and commercializes proprietary technologies for use in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart repair procedures. MID’s [...]

Laura Manz '82

July 18, 2011

Laura Manz ’82 Is National Leader in the Energy Industry and Smart Grid

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With more than 25 years in the energy industry and diverse expertise that spans renewable energy, electric transmission, retail choice, demand response, and smart grid, Laura J. Manz ’82 is now senior vice president for Viridity Energy’s western region, based in San Diego, Calif. At Viridity, Manz is overseeing the company’s growth in the west [...]

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November 23, 2010

Five Join Ranks of Maroon Club Hall of Fame as Class of 2010

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Five former student-athletes were inducted into the Lafayette Maroon Club Hall of Fame Nov. 19: basketball star Brian Ehlers ’00, multi-sport standout John Ernst ’25, women’s lacrosse player Allison Jones ’98, football player Bob Mahr ’83, and basketball player Michael Whitman ’82. Ehlers, a two-time Patriot League Player of the Year and All-League selection every [...]