Class of 1986

Jenna Gowell ’16 and Paul Brodeur ’86 at the Massachusetts State House

March 26, 2013

Students Learn Local Politics with Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Brodeur ’86

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“Before this experience, I had written off the idea of holding a governmental office because I thought it was unattainable.  This externship showed me that becoming a part of the government is a realistic and attainable goal.  Representative Brodeur showed me that ordinary people can hold offices and often do the best job at it, [...]

Godspell t-shirts from 1986

January 1, 2012

Lafayette Cast of Godspell Has 25th Reunion at New York Revival

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By Dan Edelen When the lights dimmed for a revival of Godspell in New York City’s Circle in the Square Theater Nov. 12, the audience included members of the 1986 cast of Lafayette students who performed the play 25 years ago. In March 1986, a cast and crew of a dozen students enlivened Colton Chapel [...]

Michael Trejo ’12 and Martha Heinze ’86

December 19, 2011

Global Banking: JJ Houldin ’12 and Michael Trejo ’12 Go Inside JPMorgan Chase

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Joseph “JJ” Houldin ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Michael Trejo ’12 (Falls Church, Va.) spent the summer exploring the world of global banking as interns with Martha Heinze ’86, executive director of treasury and securities services at JPMorgan Chase in New York City, and a member of the Lafayette Board of Trustees. Houldin, an American studies [...]

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December 12, 2011

Sharon Smith Donahue ’86 Plays Key Role in NASA’s New Space Telescope

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By Tiffany Bentley When the James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2018 as the successor to Hubble, it will look deeper into space — beyond the reach of existing instruments — to see the earliest stars and galaxies that formed in the Universe. It will detect stars approximately 280 million years older than those seen [...]

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November 18, 2011

Lance Podell ’86 Leads Global Expansion of YouTube

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What do you get when you cross the video-sharing giant YouTube with the creative genius and marketing savvy of the web video company Next New Networks? You get YouTube Next Lab, a Google subsidiary that is connecting YouTube audiences around the world with the brands they love. At the center of this March 2011 alliance [...]

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October 14, 2011

Ruth-Anne Renaud ’86 Empowers Women Around the World

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 In 2005, after spending two decades as a corporate marketing and communications professional, Ruth-Anne Renaud ’86 had what she calls “one of those life moments.” She’d started her career at a boutique firm in Arizona, and then spent nine years in Chicago with AT&T. But she longed for deeper purpose. [...]

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). [...]

Mary Stengel Austen

August 9, 2011

Mary Stengel Austen ’86 Receives Brava! Business Achievement Award

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In late July, Mary Stengel Austen ’86, president and chief executive officer of Tierney and member of the Lafayette College Board of Trustees, was presented with the Brava! Award in Philadelphia by SmartCEO magazine. The Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards honor the top 25 female CEOs, presidents, business owners, and executive directors in Greater Philadelphia. [...]

Dan Donnelly '86

June 20, 2011

Dan Donnelly ’86 Innovates Products and Sales Training Tactics

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 When Dan Donnelly ’86 was completing his mechanical engineering degree, he promised himself he wouldn’t go into sales. But, fast-forward 25 years, and that’s exactly where he has landed, and with great success. He is vice president for sales at SKF USA’s Service Division, headquartered in Lansdale, Pa. SKF is a [...]

Elizabeth Ciampa '06

June 13, 2011

Reunion 2011: More than 1,200 Alumni Connect with Friends and the Lafayette Spirit

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 They came to Reunion 2011 at Lafayette College on June 10-12 to celebrate major class anniversaries: 5 years, 25 years, a half-century. They came from as far away as London and Sweden, after absences as long as 40 years. They came for the usual reasons: to reminisce and catch up. They [...]