Economics and Business


March 10, 2012

George Loveland ’66 Preserves Historic Family Farmhouse as B&B

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On a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vt., sits the ancestral home of George Loveland ’66. Built in 1821, the spacious Federalist-style yellow brick house on 38 acres has been home to six generations of the Loveland family. In 2010, George and his wife, Carol, brought a new vibrancy to the farmhouse by [...]

Beth Roy '88 (left) and Jamie Hoff '88

February 3, 2012

Flirty Fashion Success Created by Beth Roy ’88 and Jamie Hoff ’88

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By Tiffany Bentley “When mom looks good, mom feels good” is the business philosophy of FlirtyFinds, an online fashion merchandising collaboration between Beth Hyer Roy ’88 and Jamie Dublirer Hoff ’88. Launched in May 2008, FlirtyFinds is a web-based boutique featuring a hand-picked line of stylish accessories for cost-conscious women. The venture pairs the different, yet [...]


October 3, 2011

Michael Leff ’07 Creates Website with Support of Entrepreneurial Mentor Jim Fisher ’77

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In your favorite city looking for a restaurant with fusion cuisine or a bar specializing in tropical martinis? The new website has the answers. The brainchild of Michael Leff ’07, is a guide to restaurants and bars in 18 major cities across the country. It features not only the name and location of [...]

William F. Casey III '85

September 16, 2011

Locust Capital Partner Bill Casey III ’85 Builds New Philadelphia Alumni Council

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By Dan Edelen “Hometown Boy Makes Good” is the classic feel-good story. For Philadelphia native son William F. Casey III ’85, his success in the financial world and networking is not only a personal triumph but also a boon to his city and Lafayette. Casey, managing partner since 2009 of the boutique Philadelphia investment firm [...]

Reco Collins '05

August 22, 2011

Reco Collins ’05 Recognized for Service, Leadership

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With the same energy and commitment he demonstrated as a Lafayette student, Reco Collins ’05 is making a difference as an involved community member, business leader, and volunteer. Recently, three organizations honored him with prestigious recognitions for his service and leadership. Reco, vice president of public finance at PNC Bank in Baltimore, Md., received the [...]

Michael Whitman '82

August 15, 2011

Surgical Innovation Pioneer Mike Whitman ’82 Applies Traits that Fueled Basketball Success

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Led by Michael Whitman ’82, Micro Interventional Devices (MID) is pioneering technologies for treating structural heart disease. Through its innovations, the company is reducing operating times and simplifying complex surgical procedures. Launched in September 2010, MID, New Hope, Pa., designs, develops, and commercializes proprietary technologies for use in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart repair procedures. MID’s [...]

Vanessa Youngs '07

April 12, 2011

Vanessa Youngs ’07 Helps Manage the Big Apple Budget

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By Robert Bruce Slater As a budget analyst for the City of New York, Vanessa E. Youngs ‘07 has the opportunity to participate in policy decisions that can better the lives of city residents. “The most meaningful part of my work,” reports Youngs, “is the opportunity to participate in issues that have an actual impact in the neighborhoods [...]

Stefan Bauer '11 in Dubai

April 1, 2011

Vote for Lacrosse Star Stefan Bauer ’11 for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

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Lacrosse star Stefan Bauer ’11 (Ho Ho Kus, N.J.) has been recognized as one of the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The award recognizes senior student athletes for their achievements in four separate areas- community, classroom, character, and competition. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or [...]


January 28, 2011

Overcoming Barriers: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Attend College in the U.S.

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For high school students in Madagascar who have aspirations of attending college in the United States, the application process can be extremely daunting.  They have to study for and take the SAT, write essays, prepare applications – the same steps that American high school students take, but in a language that for most is their [...]

Lauren Novotny ’11 and Erica Kamin ’11 in Venice

January 27, 2011

Preserving Art in Italy: Erica Kamin ’11 and Lauren Novotny ’11 Learn about Restoration and Culture through Save Venice Internships

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The summer internship is a rite of passage for college students, but very few have the pleasure of interning in a place as beautiful and culturally rich as Venice, Italy. Last summer, Erica Kamin ’11 and Lauren Novotny ’11 spent two months learning about art restoration with the non-profit  organization Save Venice. This coming summer, [...]