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January 7, 2009

Characters Welcome

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Chris McCumber ’89 brings winning identity to top cable network USA By Dan Edelen If you enjoy watching WWE wrestler John Cena apply a devastating suplex to Kane or detective Adrian Monk cringe at the sight of germ-laden evidence, Chris McCumber ’89 is one of the people to thank. As executive vice president of marketing, [...]

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April 24, 2008

Our Proximity Advantage: Externships in NYC – Pfizer

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Amanda Nardo ’08 writes about her shadowing experience with Vince Petitto ’89, senior manager of customer operations During the interim session, Amanda Nardo ’08 (Mahopac, N.Y) spent two days with Vince Petitto ’89, senior manager of customer operations at Pfizer in New York City, as a part of the externship program offered by Career Services. [...]

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April 18, 2008

Managing Magazine Chaos

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Following stints at Cosmopolitan, Giant, and Talk, Sara Culley ’96 leads staff at Elle By Dan Edelen Keen-eyed visitors to the offices of Elle magazine in New York City might catch sight of a blur zooming from desk to desk. That would be managing editor Sara Culley ’96. With titles like Cosmopolitan, Giant, and Talk [...]

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April 15, 2008

Our Proximity Advantage: Externships in New York City

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During winter break, 74 students shadowed alumni and parents at ESPN, ABC News World News, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, and many others During January’s interim session, 74 students participated in externships at 39 business firms, government agencies, and other organizations in nearby New York City. Lafayette alumni and parents hosted the students [...]

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January 2, 2008

Changing the World One Electric Scooter at a Time

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Jeff Morrill ’89 is chief marketing officer at Vectrix Corp. As chief marketing officer at Vectrix Corp., Jeff Morrill ’89 has the opportunity to influence not only the way people travel, but also the impact they have on the environment. The company develops and sells electric two-wheel vehicles. “The exciting part of my role is [...]

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December 21, 2007

A Helping Hand for Hollywood

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Armed with acting, writing, directing, and producing experience, lawyer Mychal Wilson ’89 assists actors and others By Dan Edelen When the movie credits scroll by, you’ll find the name of actor and film producer Mychal Wilson ’89 listed under one additional role: attorney. With an insider’s knowledge of the workings of Hollywood, Wilson helps actors, [...]

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October 16, 2007

Lafayette Fans Will Join with Lehigh Rivals for Football Telecast Parties Nov 17

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Nearly 60 events planned across nation; learn more and register online When the regular season draws to a close with the annual game against Lehigh, Lafayette fans aren’t exactly shy about expressing their pride in Leopard football. A run of three straight victories has added fuel to Lafayette’s fire in college football’s most-played rivalry. Alumni [...]

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September 5, 2007

David Schissler ’08 Takes a Look at the Business World

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Economics and business major worked with David Bassin ’93 at InVentiv this summer Gaining hands-on experience in the business world over the summer helped David Schissler ’08 (Middletown, N.J.) sharpen his career goals. Schissler, an economics and business major, worked with InVentiv Commercial Services, of Somerset, N.J., as a strategic planning market analyst. The opportunity [...]

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August 8, 2007

Len Ostroff ’89 Spins Success Story as Web Company CEO

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Clients have included NASCAR, The Miami Heat, Atlantic Records, Microsoft, TV networks, and auto companies Most Internet surfers are accustomed to web sites with inanimate objects that move on the screen. Len Ostroff ’89 is leading a company that has developed a groundbreaking way to humanize web content. Rovion Inc. creates methods of delivering online [...]

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July 9, 2007

Update: Siobhan Pendergast ’89 Develops Products for Lenox Group

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“It’s a challenge, but I really enjoy creating a piece of artwork that generates an emotional response in the customer.” By Laurie Loewenstein During an internship her junior year at Lafayette, Siobhan Pendergast ’89 found herself placing bids on behalf of the distinguished Didier Aaron Ltd., a London gallery that deals in 18th and 19th-century [...]