McDonogh Alumni

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 [...]

Kamaka Martin '04

March 13, 2012

Kamaka Martin ’04 Takes on New Role with Leading Company in Electronic Discovery

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By Kevin Gray The legal profession has been profoundly affected by the centrality of electronic data to litigation. The Internet, social networking, and cloud computing have impacted the ever-changing landscape of e-discovery and evidence law. Leading the way as the profession catches up with this new reality is Recommind, Inc., of New York and San [...]

Berrisford Boothe '83

October 7, 2011

Pivotal Works by Berrisford Boothe ’83 Featured in Grossman Gallery Exhibit

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Collaboration with others and focus on a geometrical archetype of the human psyche nudged internationally known artist Berrisford Boothe ’83 to a fundamental turning point in his almost 30-year career. “Creating this exhibit with two other minds forced me to put into practice a philosophy of ‘not-yet-ness,’ which necessitated being completely open to thoughts, impulses, [...]

LaKeisha Wright '11

September 29, 2011

LaKeisha Wright ’11 Extends Collegiate Basketball Career While Pursuing MBA

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A team-high 16 points in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals March 5, 2011 marked the last of the 1,316 points that LaKeisha Wright ’11 scored as a member of the Lafayette women’s basketball team. Two months later, she received a degree with a major in anthropology and sociology to close out her education on College [...]

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September 23, 2011

Danlami Gomwalk ’01 Helps Build a Better Nigeria

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By Kevin Gray When Danlami Gomwalk ’01left his native Nigeria to attend Lafayette College, he was looking to gain international education and employment experiences. He accomplished that mission and more. Through immersion in the College’s unique brand of global education, his eyes were opened to the dynamic nature of the international job market and the [...]

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 [...]

Ross Gay '96

August 11, 2011

New Book of Poetry by Ross Gay ’96 Reviewed in New York Times

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Poets have been called “guardians of truth.” They prod the consciousness of our society, moving us toward the transcendent but also toward commitment to the issues and people that matter in our lives. Taste this experience in the poems of Ross Gay ’96, who teaches at Indiana University, Bloomington, and in the MFA in poetry [...]

Todd Turner '89

July 25, 2011

My Town, My County: Todd Turner ’89 Thrives on Local Government Service

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In Prince George’s County, Maryland, Todd M. Turner ’89 is the county’s legislative officer. He is also serving his third term on city council in Bowie, where he became the first African American to be made mayor pro tem. When he ran for council in 2005, Turner won 70% of the vote against the incumbent. [...]

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May 19, 2011

With a Powerful but Gentle Touch, Harrison Bailey ’95 Is Changing the World One Student at a Time

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Like Mentor, whom Odysseus placed in charge of his son Telemachus when he left for the Trojan War, Harrison Bailey III watches over more than 800 students. As an assistant principal at Parkland High School, Allentown, Pa., Harrison Bailey III ’95 oversees safety, graduation, hall monitors, and teacher duties. In addition, he has responsibility for [...]

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 [...]