Community Outreach

Alec Golini

July 1, 2014

Alec Golini ’15 Wins Patriot League Outstanding Leadership and Character Award

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The Patriot League has selected Lafayette men’s soccer player Alec Golini ’15 as the male winner of its Outstanding Leadership and Character Award. Golini was chosen for his contributions to the school, community, and athletic teams.

Joel Vargas '14

May 25, 2014

Five Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

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Joel Vargas ’14 wants to be a “filmmaker of conscience” who entertains his audience in an ethical and meaningful way. He has a great opportunity to further prepare for that through a Fulbright Scholarship to study in London. He’s among five Lafayette graduates who have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live, work, and study abroad, including [...]

Sullivan Park

May 16, 2014

State Honors Sullivan Park Restoration Project

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The City of Easton received the 2014 Green Park of the Year award last week for the renovations of Sullivan Park. Under the guidance of David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Lafayette students installed a wetlands habitat at the park by mitigating a serious water runoff problem and planting native vegetation. The [...]

Mary Higgins '15

May 14, 2014

Mary Higgins ’15 Receives Goldwater Scholarship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Mary Higgins ’15 (Annandale, N.J.) has many passions: genetics, music, research, and working with people with developmental disorders. Her goal is to put them all together into a career, and she is well on her way after receiving a Goldwater Scholarship. The premier undergraduate award given to students of mathematics, science, [...]

Brad Bormann '14

May 13, 2014

Brad Bormann ’14 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize

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Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” A biology major with a minor in English, Bormann was chosen through a vote of the student body and faculty, and will speak at Lafayette’s 179th Commencement Saturday, May [...]

Lafapalooza

May 12, 2014

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Lehigh Valley Alumni Association chapter helped Easton community organizations during Lafapalooza ’14: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. On April 26, students volunteered for projects benefiting Children’s Home of Easton, Easton Area Neighborhood Center, Easton Health and Rehabilitation Center, Easton Main Street Initiative, Easton Urban Farm, Firth Youth Center, [...]

Markle Hall

May 12, 2014

Hoff Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions to Lafayette

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Students, faculty, and staff were honored May 4 for their dedication and commitment to the College community at the 24rd annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, the awards are named in honor of one of the College’s first students. In 1832, Hoff blew the horn that [...]

Students met with local teen moms and their children to collect letters, images, and stories for the photo narrative book.

April 9, 2014

Students Promote Easton Shelter and Mentoring Program through Film, Photos, and Words

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Alec Golini ’14 (Lumberton, N.J.) has had a close connection with the Easton community during his time on College Hill. A government and law major and member of the men’s soccer team, Golini founded Athletes C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort), which engages athletes and young people in the community to provide [...]

Hassaan Khan '13, Hannah Griesbach '13, and Leikune Aragaw '15 collect water samples and computer data at Sullivan Park to evaluate back in the engineering lab.

March 18, 2014

Wetlands Project Receives Pennsylvania’s Top Conservation Award

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Sullivan Park in Easton was named Pennsylvania’s 2014 Green Park of the Year thanks in part to Lafayette civil engineering students who installed a wetlands habitat there by first mitigating a serious water runoff problem and then planting native vegetation. Although the City of Easton is the official recipient of the state’s top conservation award, [...]

Lafayette Literacy Day

March 9, 2014

Photo Gallery: Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Last weekend, local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Falling Up by Shel Silverstein during Lafayette’s 14th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading. View more images of Literacy Day on Flickr Four student groups chose a different poem [...]