Class of 1989

Natalie Bartner '89 and Kaaren Anderson Sagastume '89

June 9, 2014

Reunion 2014: Celebrating Special Memories and Friendships

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 More than 1,100 alumni returned June 6-8 to enjoy Reunion Weekend with their classmates, recall favorite times from their undergraduate days, and catch up on recent events as well as happenings at their alma mater. Here’s an inside view of the groups marking key anniversaries: 50th, 25th, and 5th. Check back [...]

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 [...]

Chris McCumber '89

September 13, 2013

Chris McCumber ’89 Named President of USA Network

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Creator of the transformative slogan “Characters welcome” and head of the team that made USA Network the number one cable TV destination, Chris McCumber ’89 became president of USA Network Sept. 9. Co-president for the past two and a half years, McCumber was previously executive vice president of marketing, digital, and brand strategy. He and [...]

Holly Helgerson Paul '94

August 7, 2013

Holly Helgerson Paul ’94 Is Nationally Recognized Authority on Human Resources

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By Margie Peterson “Managing people is all about motivating and inspiring them to get the most out of their work to achieve your goals,” says Holly Helgerson Paul ’94, an evangelist for human resources management who is regularly featured in Fortune, Forbes,, and The Wall Street Journal. Paul recently became chief human resources officer [...]


October 13, 2011

Beth Mowins ’89 Is Play-by-Play Announcer for ESPN2’s Noon Lineup of College Football Games

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In her 17th year with ESPN, Beth Mowins ’89 is teamed with color analyst Mike Bellotti this fall as play-by-play announcer for ESPN2’s noon lineup of college football games. Only the second woman in her role, Mowins, of San Diego, Calif., said in an earlier interview with Lafayette College that her goal to be a [...]

Bill Wagner '89

September 27, 2011

Bill Wagner ’89 ‘Does What He Loves’ as COO of Cloud Technology Leader, Vocus

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During his sophomore year at Lafayette, William “Bill” Wagner ’89 had a life-changing conversation with older alum Robin Amesbury ’71. “He told me that I should do what I love and do as well as I can. It was the best advice I’ve ever gotten.” Recently named executive vice president and chief operating officer of [...]

Todd Turner '89

July 25, 2011

My Town, My County: Todd Turner ’89 Thrives on Local Government Service

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In Prince George’s County, Maryland, Todd M. Turner ’89 is the county’s legislative officer. He is also serving his third term on city council in Bowie, where he became the first African American to be made mayor pro tem. When he ran for council in 2005, Turner won 70% of the vote against the incumbent. [...]


June 14, 2011

Reunion 2011: The Band ‘Weird People’ Rocks the Quad

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Seven Lafayette graduates are performing a very special concert under a tent on the Quad. They’re celebrating the 20th reunion of the Class of 1991, the graduating class for five members of the band. They’re also celebrating their first joint show since they graduated. They sound so fun and funky, it [...]


July 29, 2009

Blowing The Whistle on Corruption

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Mychal Wilson ’89 exposed fraud and helped bring about $515 million in settlements between pharmaceutical giant and state and federal governments Every aspiring actor needs a day job, but corrupt sales representative wasn’t a role Mychal Wilson ’89 was willing to play. Instead, he became a vocal whistleblower who helped bring about $515 million in [...]

The Fast-Paced Business of TV News

February 3, 2009

Carrie Lee ’89, Morning Business Anchor, Hosts Externs at CNN Headline News

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Carrie Lee ’89, morning business anchor, hosts externships at CNN Headline News By Carrie Lee ’89 If you want to work in the fast-paced television news business, you have to think and move on your feet. There’s little time to spare, and even less margin for error. That was one of the many things four [...]