Class of 1997

Ahart Family Arts Plaza

June 11, 2013

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Dedicated during Reunion Weekend

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The Ahart Family Arts Plaza, located between the Williams Visual Arts Building and the future home of Lafayette’s theater program on North Third Street, was dedicated June 8 during Reunion. The plaza is named in honor of Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Catherine Ahart P’97 ’03 in recognition of [...]

Kevin Walsh '97

January 24, 2013

Producer Kevin J. Walsh ’97 Has Premiere Hit at Sundance Film Festival

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The excitement of having his first feature film—The Way, Way Back—premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was heightened for Kevin J. Walsh ’97 when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures after an all-night bidding war erupted following the initial fest screening during the Jan. 17-27 festival. reports that the company is paying just under [...]

Ian Murray '97

August 22, 2012

Ian Murray ’97 Opening Vineyard Vines Stores Across Nation

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By Lori H. Burke Vineyard Vines’ popular whimsical ties, including ones with a Lafayette theme, are now available in retail stores across the nation including Greenwich, Conn., Birmingham, Ala., Short Hills, N.J., Plano, Texas, Washington, D.C., Boston, and more. By year’s end, Ian Murray ’97 and his brother, Shep, who founded the multimillion-dollar brand, expect [...]

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 [...]

Ryan Sysko '97

December 13, 2010

Ryan Sysko ’97 Partners with AT&T to Launch WellDoc’s Mobile Diabetes Management System

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By Kevin Gray During a family vacation in Florida in 2004, Ryan Sysko ’97 and his sister, Dr. Suzanne Clough, who at the time was a physician at the Joslin Center for Diabetes, University of Maryland, were discussing ways that technology might be used to help her patients manage diabetes. “Her patients were struggling,” says [...]


March 31, 2010

Island Leopards

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Justin Symington ’97 and Dave Philipp ’70 offer high school students hands-on research opportunities in the Bahamas Forget the corner office. Justin Symington ’97, assistant head of school and research program coordinator at the Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS) in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas, has an enviable work environment — surrounded by the aquamarine of the [...]

Lafayette College

October 12, 2009

From College Hill to Capitol Hill

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Rachel Carr ’99 is majority counsel to House of Representatives transportation subcommittee Helping to draft legislation that would institute a new rail system throughout the country is all in a day’s work for Rachel Carr ’99. She has been majority counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines [...]

Lafayette College

July 7, 2009

Extreme Makeover

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Clients like L’Occitane, Ford Models, and Cartier count on Jodi Morgen Katz ’97 to boost demand Jodi Morgen Katz ’97 had a vision of a $400 face serum on a black background in mud. Her client, Cornelia Day Resort, thought it was an inspired idea. The high-end spa on New York’s famed Fifth Avenue enlisted [...]


February 12, 2009

From the Gridiron to the Bank

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Former football standout Quincy Miller ’97 oversees over 130 Citizens Bank branches in Massachusetts By Kevin Gray Quincy Miller ’97 graduated as one of the most prolific wide receivers in the history of Lafayette’s Division I football program, having caught 98 passes for 1,673 yards and scoring 16 touchdowns. He earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors [...]

Lafayette College

May 13, 2008

Lafayette Community Thrives Across the Pond

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London chapter is model international alumni group By Kate Helm Travel anywhere in the U.S. and you may have a Leopard sighting. The same is true of 91 countries around the world. That’s why, with 36 established alumni chapters in the U.S., the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association have set their sights [...]