Student Honors

Chris Kelly ’13 in Ecuador

April 5, 2012

Chris Kelly ’13 and Emily Defnet ’13 Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

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Geology and international affairs double major Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) and chemistry major Emily Defnet ’13 (Pottstown, Pa.) have achieved national distinction as recipients of Goldwater Scholarships. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Each student’s award will cover [...]

Calvano

July 21, 2011

Caine Scholars Award Winner Luke Calvano ’12 Explores Economics on a Global Scale

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This summer, Luke Calvano ’12 is using the knowledge he’s gained in economics and policy to advise businesses in the U.S. and abroad. He’s working as an intern in the New York City office of AMR International, a global strategy consulting firm. Calvano is the 2011 recipient of Lafayette’s Caine Scholars Award for Global Leadership, [...]

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July 12, 2011

Alyssa Smith ’11 Takes Third Place in National Economic Education Video Competition

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Explaining the idea of United States central bank independence is no easy task. But Alyssa Smith ’11 had such a sound grasp of the subject that she placed third in the nation in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ National Economic Education Video Competition. Her video earned a spot on the St. Louis Fed’s [...]

Alison Finn '12 is exploring the religious impact of Lafayette Missionaries in Iran.

June 3, 2011

Alison Finn ’12 Receives Fellowship from U.S. Department of Education to Study Arabic this Summer

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Alison Finn ’12 (Oswego, N.Y.) has always been interested in religious history, but after the events of Sept. 11, she was confused by media portrayals of the Muslim world. A high school student at the time, she set out to learn more about Islam and became hooked on Middle Eastern studies. This summer, she will [...]

Professor Laurie Caslake and Scott Mellon ’12

May 17, 2011

Scott Mellon ’12 Awarded Research Fellowship by American Society for Microbiology

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For Scott Mellon ’12 (Bethlehem, Pa.) choosing to major in biology was an easy decision. “Biology has always interested me. Living organisms contain such complex systems that have ingenious methods of obtaining what they need, but also have certain glaring defects. Biology also has so many practical applications, and new discoveries have the potential to [...]

A. J. Miller '11

May 10, 2011

A.J. Miller ’11 Named Patriot League Baseball Player of the Year

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After batting .418 with six home runs and 21 RBI in Patriot League play, catcher A.J. Miller ’11 (Manasquan, N.J.) has been named the 2011 Patriot League Baseball Player of the Year. Miller, just the fourth catcher to garner the honor, is joined on the All-Patriot League First Team by centerfielder Rob Froio ’11 (Midlothian, [...]

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May 6, 2011

Ines Amenabar ’11 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 176th Commencement

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Ines Amenabar ’11 (Guatemala City, Guatemala) is the recipient of the 2011 George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” Read more Commencement coverage The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

Susan Averett and Nick Stacey '11

April 29, 2011

Nick Stacey ’11 Explores Problem of Obesity in his Home Country of South Africa

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Growing up in South Africa, Nick Stacey ’11 was well aware his country had an obesity problem, but he didn’t realize just how widespread it was until he began working on an EXCEL research project with Susan Averett, Dana Professor of Economics. “It’s become an epidemic,” says Stacey, who presented the pair’s findings in February [...]

Melissa Foley ’12, David Wenger ’12, and Bridget Greeley ’12

April 29, 2011

Team Receives Projects for Peace Grant to Work with High School Students

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Three Lafayette students are taking on a new challenge: fostering peace and prosperity in the violence-ridden city of Plainfield, N.J. Chemistry major Melissa Foley ’12 (Lebanon, N.J.), mathematics major Bridget Greeley ’12 (Mountainside, N.J.), and mechanical engineering major David Wenger ’12 (Montville, N.J.) have received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to support their [...]