Swimming

Team Phi Psi with Miss Connecticut after the SWIM: from left are Steve Schappert ’14, Evan Newbold ’15, Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, Jamie Benson ’14, Matt Iassogna ’14, Joshua Hitchings ’14, and Nathan Witmer ’15.

October 25, 2013

Phi Psi Swimmers “Turn the Tide Against Cancer”

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By Sean Grim ’14 Patti Mortiati was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. Alone and uninsured, she reached out to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for help. The charity paid for her entire treatment. In homage to the endurance and courage of Patti and her fellow survivors, six Brothers of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity participated [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]

Civil engineering major Cara Lyons '11 worked with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, on a project looking at how designing a sustainable building impacts its cost. They put together a model that calculates the total cost of ownership of a building, taking into consideration the savings and added investment from using green technology during construction and throughout the overall life of a structure. Here they look at their work in a computer lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

June 21, 2012

13 Lafayette Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

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Thirteen of Lafayette’s 23 varsity teams have received 2011-12 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) Public Recognition Awards. The NCAA is honoring 954 Division I teams for their high marks academically, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 [...]

Professor David Sunderlin and Alexandria Brannick '12 near Exit Glacier in Alaska.

January 4, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Alexandria Brannick ’12

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Geology major and swimmer Alexandria Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) discusses her major, training, and becoming a paleontologist. What do you enjoy about your major? I really enjoy being outside and exploring the different processes that make our planet what it is. I am most interested in the evolutionary aspect of my major, looking at [...]

Michael Thompson '12 earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester.

December 2, 2011

Alexandra Brannick ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 Named 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

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The Lafayette College Maroon Club named Alexandra Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) the 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female student who display exemplary skills in the classroom and on the field of competition. A geology major and co-captain of the [...]

Students hike to Harding Icefield in Kenai Fiords National Park.

August 31, 2011

Paleontology in Alaska: Jaclyn White ’13 and Alexandria Brannick ’12 Study 55 Million-Year-Old Fossils

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What can a 55 million-year-old leaf tell you about pre-historic temperatures and precipitation levels in Alaska? According to two Lafayette geology majors and their professor, quite a lot. This summer, Jaclyn White ’13 (Clarksboro, N.J.) and Alexandria Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) joined Dave Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology, on a research excursion to Alaska. [...]

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July 28, 2011

Swimming and Diving Teams among the Nation’s Elite in Academics

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Lafayette’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were recognized last week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) for academic achievement during the 2010-11 season. Each squad garnered Scholar All-America status from the organization, posting grade-point averages above 3.0. “I’m excited for our student-athletes to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement [...]

Professor Jamila Bookwala and Brendan Lawson '11

May 13, 2011

Brendan Lawson ’11 Prepares for Optometry School through Service, Research, and Academic Presentations and Publications

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For Brendan Lawson ’11 (Bernardsville, N.J.), his desire to become an optometrist was solidified during a service trip to Guatemala. “We provided over 1,600 pairs of prescription eyeglasses and an equal amount of sunglasses to patients who had never had a comprehensive eye exam before,” explains the psychology major. “I gave new glasses to a [...]

Kristen Tyler '10

April 18, 2011

Kristen Tyler ’10 Finds Teach for America a Challenging and Rewarding Experience

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When you sign up for Teach for America, you agree to accept the first job offer you receive. For Kristen Tyler ’10 that was Jesse H. Jones High School in Houston, Texas, where school fights have drawn national publicity and which has been cited in a Johns Hopkins study as a dropout factory with at [...]

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February 19, 2011

Spotted on Campus with … Steve Gadomski ’11

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      Steve Gadomski ’11 (Moorestown, N.J.) sat down and discussed biology, swimming, medical school, and the importance of leadership. What’s your major and what do you like about your major? I’m a biology major. I’ve had keys to the building since my first year, which is when I started doing research. I am [...]