McDonogh Alumni

JANUARY 24, 2014 - Buffie Longmire-Avital '02, assistant professor of psychology, Elon University (photo by Kim Walker)

April 4, 2014

Healthy Attitude: Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02 Explores Psychosocial Factors

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By Benjamin Gleisser Black women make up 13 percent of the population of women in the United States, but when it comes to new HIV infection cases, says Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, “they account for about 66 percent of all women who contract HIV.” Longmire-Avital, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is conducting research on [...]

Terese Brown ’07 with Liang Ren ’17 (L-R), Jennifer Schroeder ’15, Kristina Beaudouin ’16, Gates Lawler ’17, and Glynnis Lawler ’17, who appeared in a video fashion show featuring Sydonna creations. Brown’s silk hurricane skirt marries art with couture.

January 24, 2014

Design Entrepreneur Terese Brown ’07 Fuses her Talents in Art and Business

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By Sharon Sanders Elegant, yet edgy, creations by Terese Brown ’07 are drawing national attention. Owner and creative director of Philadelphia-based Terese Sydonna Contemporary Women’s Design, Brown was a finalist for Project Runway seasons 10 and 11, a semi-finalist for NBC’s Fashion Star season two, and was recently included in the Philadelphia Magazine “Fashion Project.” [...]

Chemical engineer Pat Myers ’82

September 2, 2013

Pat Anderson Myers ’82 Oversees Computer Systems for Oil Refining

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By Bill Kline A future class valedictorian from Southern New Jersey who wanted to be a math major, Pat Anderson Myers ’82 visited Lafayette for a one-week program called Minority Introduction to Engineering (MITE). The program changed her life, inspiring a switch from math to engineering that led to a highly successful career and to [...]

James Hairston '72

June 10, 2013

Actor Portraying James “Hap” Hairston ’71 in Lucky Guy Receives Tony

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Unlike star reporters, newspaper editors toil behind the scenes, rarely commanding the spotlight. But for James “Hap” Hairston ’71 stardom has arrived—11 years after his untimely passing. Hairston’s life and work are portrayed in the late Nora Ephron’s final work Lucky Guy, the Broadway play starring Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as the charismatic and controversial tabloid [...]

Michael Sanchez '81

May 3, 2013

Michael Sanchez ’81 Directs DuPont’s North American Operations

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By Benjamin Gleisser Thousands of people work for him. And Michael N. Sanchez ’81 wishes that he could meet each one. Sanchez is director of North American operations for DuPont, which produces dozens of products for home, automotive, farming, electronic, and packaging industries at 23 factories. Many of these facilities employ several thousand workers; others [...]

Ross Gay '96

April 24, 2013

Ross Gay ’96 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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Poetry is a craft and a spiritual practice, but it is more, says Ross Gay ’96, the recipient of a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2013 for Creative Arts–Poetry. The craft comes in thinking about form, diction, and “fiddling with syntax and line,” and “it’s a close cousin to prayer, no doubt—but it’s also play [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

October 12, 2012

Xiao Cui ’13 Learns Importance of Confidence to Economy through Credit Suisse Internship

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As Maurice Bennett ’06, an equity sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse in New York City, will tell you, an internship with the bank is “a real job in the real world and not an experience just anyone gets.” This summer, three Lafayette students landed 10-week internships with Credit Suisse through its innovative virtual [...]

Kareema Gray '94

July 9, 2012

Kareema Gray ’94 Is Involved in Social Issues as Professor and Activist

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With both intellectual and practical expertise in the field of social work, Kareema J. Gray ’94 expresses her passion as a professor, adviser, researcher, and community leader. As assistant professor of social work and undergraduate program director for the Department of Social Work, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C., Gray says her favorite course to teach [...]

Lanette Rozier '75

May 2, 2012

Lanette Rozier ’75 Helps Others as Therapist and Community Activist

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As she helps others follow their instincts, therapist Lanette Rozier ’75 allows her own inner voice to guide her through life’s most challenging decisions. Her choices have led her to a thriving practice in Millstone Township, N.J., and to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. During the 2008 presidential election, Rozier was [...]

Alberto Luna '08

April 11, 2012

Doctoral Candidate Alberto Luna ’08 Researches Motivation for Learning-Disabled Students

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By Dan Edelen When students need a listening ear, Alberto Luna ’08 is there. Luna is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate and supplemental instruction supervisor in the school of psychology at University of Arizona, where he completed his master’s in 2010. He has also served as program developer for the honors college Xtreme Discovery Teams and [...]