Class of 1988

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July 1, 2011

Boyd King ’88 Manages the World’s Largest Algal Production Facility

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When Boyd King ’88 graduated from Lafayette he followed an urge to “play hard” and became a dive instructor in the Caribbean. His curiosity and sense of adventure led to a job as a refrigeration engineer in industrial northern England, then operator of a dive/tourist business in Belize exploring caves, ocean, and jungle, then a [...]

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June 14, 2011

Reunion 2011: Amy Herman ’88 Reveals the Power of Keen Perception

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Two dozen spectators in a Kirby Hall lecture room are watching a video of two basketballs passed by a half dozen people. After the video ends they’re asked to count the number of passes. Their answers range wildly, from 11 to 26. Then they’re asked if they noticed the person in [...]

Patrick Kelly '88

February 17, 2011

Patrick Kelly ’88 Heads National Recruiting for IBM

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 An old joke among IBM employees is that the acronym stands for, “I’ve been moved.” While it once had a pejorative edge, in today’s global economy moving means opportunity. Over the last seven years, Patrick Kelly ’88, currently IBM’s director of recruiting for North America, has helped hundreds of people—including [...]

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November 18, 2009

Migrant Workers’ Best Friend

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Kelly Melear-Hough ’88 brings health services to vulnerable Tennessee residents Imagine going to see your doctor in the middle of a tomato farm where card tables and folding chairs serve as makeshift exam areas. That sight is an oasis for migrant farm workers in rural Tennessee who otherwise would have no access to health services. [...]

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November 9, 2009

Economic Development Specialist Brenda Santiago ’88 Brokers Multi-Million-dollar Deals

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She once developed an educational program that graduated 200 GED students in rural Puerto Rico By Samuel T. Clover ’91 In 2001, Brenda Santiago ’88 found herself in a Hanes underwear plant in rural Puerto Rico, facing hundreds of middle-aged women about to lose their jobs. As an economic development specialist, she had been handed [...]

Alan Hoffman '88

September 10, 2009

Alan Hoffman ’88 Manages Daily Workings of Vice President Joe Biden’s Office

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On Election Night last year, Alan Hoffman ’88 was doing what most of America and much of the world was doing: watching the election results unfold on television. What’s different about Hoffman’s experience is that he knew if Senator Barack Obama and his running mate, Senator Joe Biden, were to win, the American studies graduate [...]

Lafayette College

April 23, 2009

Who Is Keith Costigan ’88?

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History graduate wins nearly $15,000 on Jeopardy! Keith Costigan ’88 took home nearly $15,000 on the quiz show Jeopardy! in November, winning the first competition and losing the second by $1. The two episodes aired in January. Being a history teacher for 20 years was perfect preparation, says Costigan, who teaches eighth-graders at Log College [...]

Lafayette College

December 31, 2008

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden Names Alan Hoffman ’88 Deputy Chief of Staff

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He was chief operating officer on Obama-Biden Transition Team Vice President-elect Joe Biden announced Dec. 30 that Alan Hoffman ’88, his chief operating officer on the Obama-Biden Transition Team, will serve as his deputy chief of staff in the Obama-Biden administration. “Alan Hoffman has been an invaluable adviser to me for over a decade,” stated [...]

Lafayette College

October 13, 2008

Nalven Summer Fellowship Provides Hands-on Learning Experiences

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Fund allows students to conduct one-on-one field-based ecology research with professors Every summer, the David M. Nalven ’88 Summer Research Fellowship provides two students with the opportunity to assist one of their biology professors in field-based ecology research. When Nancy McCreary Waters, associate professor of biology, began her Lafayette career in 1985, she says there [...]

Lafayette College

April 16, 2008

Kirby House Alumni Will Relive Good Times at Reunion

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Living group occupied unique niche on campus — by Danielle Ward ’08 Kirby House alumni already know how to plan a reunion. During the tenure of former president Gary Dunn ’88, members held an annual event called the Kirby Klambake. Each spring the Kirby alumni would return to the house and reconnect with their friends [...]