Class of 1988

Crew boat named in honor of Anne Lacroce Linden '88.

May 16, 2014

Crew Alumni Donate Boat in Honor of Anne Lacroce Linden ’88

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By Margie Peterson When Anne Lacroce Linden ’88, the beloved coxswain of the women’s lightweight 4 of 1988, lost her battle with breast cancer last fall, her former teammates did what they had done so well 26 years ago: They pulled together. Allison Cromey Davis ’88, Carren Panico ’88, Susan Foight Kovar ’88, and Leigh [...]

Sue Bauman

October 21, 2013

Balancing Work and Life in the Medical Field

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By Bill Kline More than a passion play. It’s hard work. It’s grabbing opportunities. It’s discovering that there is more than one path to becoming a medical professional. And once you’re there, it’s realizing that your life does not have to be 100 percent work with no time for family, friends, and fun. Forty students [...]

Karen A. Pompanella '88

September 20, 2013

Karen Pompanella ’88 Manages $6 Billion USPS Transportation Budget

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“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” reads the inscription on New York City’s James A. Farley Post Office. That motto is literally enabled by Karen A. Pompanella ’88, United States Postal Service manager, transportation portfolio, who manages a $6 billion [...]

Silas Beane '88

August 16, 2013

Physicist Silas Beane ’88 Researches Simulated Reality

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 What if the world we live in is simulated reality, and just what does that mean? That is one of various questions on the mind of Silas R. Beane ’88, who has spent the past year conducting pure research as the Mercator Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn, Germany. [...]

Lamar Smith (L-R), Danielle Bero '07, Sarah Kolb '07, Lai Huang '07, and Chris Johnston '08.

June 10, 2013

Reunion 2013: Coming Back for Usual and Unusual Reasons

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 More than 1,200 alumni returned June 7-9 to enjoy Reunion Weekend with their classmates. Here’s an inside view of the groups marking key anniversaries: 5th, 25th, and 50th. Read or watch the annual State of the College address Read about the special event on Gettysburg, Lafayette, and the Civil War Read [...]


July 6, 2012

David Farese ’88 Helps Build Infrastructure for Hydrogen Fueling Stations

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 The fuel-efficient hydrogen-powered car is no longer the stuff of science fiction; indeed, all of the major automotive companies have large fuel-cell vehicle programs. Among those at the heart of the movement is David Farese ’88, engineering manager for the Hydrogen Energy Systems group of Air Products, Allentown, Pa., which designs, [...]

Kate Hardin '08 (left) and Adam Bozick '06 attend a reception for prospective Lafayette students.

February 9, 2012

Admissions Staff and Alumni Volunteers Hold Interview Receptions for Prospective Students across the Country

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By Kate Helm When John Sperduto, a prospective Lafayette student from Middletown, N.J., arrived on campus for an alumni admissions reception with his father, he immediately liked the vibe. Lafayette was the first school among 10 others he’s applied to that saw him as something other than a walking application. “Through the event, the admissions [...]

Beth Roy '88 (left) and Jamie Hoff '88

February 3, 2012

Flirty Fashion Success Created by Beth Roy ’88 and Jamie Hoff ’88

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By Tiffany Bentley “When mom looks good, mom feels good” is the business philosophy of FlirtyFinds, an online fashion merchandising collaboration between Beth Hyer Roy ’88 and Jamie Dublirer Hoff ’88. Launched in May 2008, FlirtyFinds is a web-based boutique featuring a hand-picked line of stylish accessories for cost-conscious women. The venture pairs the different, yet [...]

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 [...]

Rachel Nelson Moeller '88

September 30, 2011

Rachel Nelson Moeller ’88 Appointed Executive Director of Alumni Relations

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Rachel Nelson Moeller ’88, Lafayette’s associate director of career services for externships and internships, has been named executive director of alumni relations at the College. Reporting to James W. Dicker ’85, vice president for development and college relations, Moeller will lead an alumni relations program that is aligned with the College’s mission and advances the [...]