Featured Student Profiles

Student profiles--Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself

Get to know some Lafayette students as they introduce themselves.

Student profiles--Cur Non?

Cur Non

Watch students talk about the Marquis de Lafayette’s family motto, Cur Non (“Why not?”), which has become our rallying cry.

Student profiles--Cross-train Your Brain

Cross-Train Your Brain

Watch students talk about the ability to combine interests and collaborate with others across academic fields, which makes a Lafayette education especially powerful.

Student profiles--The Lafayette Effect

The Lafayette Effect

Watch students talk about the impact that Lafayette has had on them.

Student profiles--What Do You Want to Be?

What Do You Want to Be?

Watch Lafayette students talk about what they’d like to do after graduation.

Student profiles--Whatcha' Into?

Whatcha’ Into?

Watch Lafayette students talk about the activities they enjoy on campus.

Latest Student Profiles

Michele Tallarita '12 at her computer

January 24, 2014

Pard Tracks: Michele Tallarita ’12 Enjoys Fan Fiction Fame as ‘Angry Lobster’

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Michele Tallarita ’12 has a secret identity.  In the world of online fan fiction, she’s a popular author whose stories are read by thousands.  It’s all for fun, but she’s taken what she’s learned to graduate school for her master’s of fine arts in fiction.  Hear her talk about her fan fiction experiences in this episode [...]

Seth Gottlund '14

January 7, 2014

Seth Gottlund ’14 Featured in International Engineering Publication

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Chemical engineering major Seth Gottlund ’14 (Kutztown, Pa.) is the Featured Student for January in ChEnected, an online publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Gottlund is co-president of Lafayette’s chapter of AIChE and serves as Mid-Atlantic regional liaison for the national AIChE. After graduating, he will work as an engineer in the Career [...]

Brendan Gover ’14

December 16, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Brendan Gover ’14

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Men’s lacrosse player Brendan Gover ’14 (Somerset, N.J.) discusses the real-world applications of economics, a future career in finance, and the importance of being a well-rounded person. What do you enjoy about your major? It challenges me to think outside the box about abstract concepts that still have relative application to the real world.   [...]

Samantha Jordan '13

October 30, 2013

Video: Samantha Jordan ’13 on Studying in France and Presenting Her Research

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Samantha Jordan ’13 received a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which provides preparation for a career in the foreign service through internships with the State Department and up to $40,000 a year for a master’s degree program in public policy. Jordan majored in international economics and commerce at Lafayette and played on the varsity women’s basketball [...]

Quarterback Drew Reed gets ready to pass the football

October 29, 2013

Quarterback Drew Reed ’17 Earns National Performer of the Week Award

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Quarterback Drew Reed ’17 has been named the Patriot League Football Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, the first time that a first-year student has won the offensive honor and the lone occurrence of a player winning both awards concurrently. He also garnered the College Football Performance Awards Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Performer of the Week honor. [...]

Hannah Klein ’11 and Max Jones ’15 in Philadelphia

October 14, 2013

Max Jones ’15 Learns and Serves in Philadelphia City Government

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Erik “Max” Jones ’15 hopes to take the skills he learned from his time in local government to a future of service outside the country. This summer, he served as a community engagement intern with Philly311, Philadelphia’s non-emergency hotline. “As an international affairs major, working in the City of Philadelphia government may seem strange,” says [...]

Kyle Tucker '14 works in a lab in Kunkel Science Center.

September 20, 2013

Cancer Research is Personal for Kyle Tucker ’14

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For Kyle Tucker ’14 (Los Angeles, Calif.), cancer research allows him to explore multiple fields of science, but it also touches him on a personal level. “I was sixteen years old going into college when I heard that my mother’s breast cancer had returned from remission. It was a numbing experience for me, but I [...]

Megan Matusky '13

August 6, 2013

Megan Matusky ’13 Writes Cooking Blog in Study of Digital Media

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Megan Matusky ’13 loves to share her cooking experiences. Writing a food blog called Cooking on Empty, she turned her passion into an interesting research project on digital media that combined English, sociology, and marketing. As part of her research, Matusky wrote three blog posts a week that focused on recipes, health, money-saving dinners, [...]

Henry Dubroff ’72, left, and Brian O’Neill ’16 at the Pacific Coast Business Times office in Santa Barbara, Calif.

July 30, 2013

Brian O’Neill ’16 Learns About Newspaper Industry Firsthand with Henry Dubroff ’72

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Brian O’Neill ’16 (Wayland, Mass.) got a close look at the newspaper industry over the January break in an externship hosted by Henry Dubroff ’72, chairman and editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times in Santa Barbara, Calif. O’Neill shadowed Stephen Nellis, senior editor, and worked on several projects. “I helped them make a list [...]

Lucien Bruggeman ’14 (l-r), Cameron Roche ’13, and Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law

July 17, 2013

Students and Prof. Elizabeth Suhay Research Political Expression in Blogs

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The Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 inspired plenty of debate, much of which played out in blogs. Since that fall, Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law, has been studying blog discussions on the topic to explore how emotions and political identity motivate people to conform to the political views expressed by their [...]