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Amanda Lalley '07 at teacher mentor training Zambia

November 19, 2010

Amanda Lalley ’07 Trains Teachers in Zambia

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When Amanda Lalley ’07 arrived in Solwezi, Zambia, as a Peace Corps volunteer almost three years ago, she learned KiKaonde, a language spoken only in the northwest region of the country. “KiKaonde is a minority language, even in Zambia,” says Lalley. “It is spoken in about three districts. I would estimate that fewer than 300,000 people speak [...]

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April 22, 2010

Kiira Benzing ’07 is Comfortable in the Spotlight

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As a student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Kiira Benzing ’07 found herself calling on her Lafayette education in a way she couldn’t have imagined. During her senior year at Lafayette, Andy Smith, assistant professor of English and chair of the American studies program, introduced her to a film called [...]

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April 5, 2010

Taking Comfort in Education

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Michelle Ellis ’07 writes about the preparation for her work in corporate planning and strategy at Olympus Finding a full-time job is nerve racking for any college student, especially those fast approaching graduation. Given the current employment environment, the phrase “job search” has a host of new connotations, most of which our parents and grandparents [...]

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February 3, 2010

From College Hill to the Diyala Province, Iraq

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1st Lt. Dane Hanson ’07 writes about his military experiences and the impact of Lafayette It has been two-and-a-half years since I walked at graduation. Graduation was a momentous event for us all, as we said goodbye to College Hill Tavern, the Easton Circle, late-night runs to WaWa, dodging parking tickets from campus police, and [...]

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December 9, 2009

A Passion for Politics

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IBM’s Lauren Phelps ’07 seeks to influence government policy — by Jess Wason ’11 Lauren Phelps ’07 moved down to Washington, D.C., after graduating Lafayette to launch her career in her dream job at IBM. She loves being in D.C., at the core of the political realm. “I always had a passion for politics, so [...]

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November 11, 2009

In Pursuit of a Ph.D.

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Jessica Jenkins ’07 writes about studying for a career in healing environmental damage By Jessica Jenkins ’07 Jessica Jenkins ’07 is a third-year doctoral student at North Carolina State University in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She recently received a National Institutes of Health/NCSU Molecular Biotechnology Training Program traineeship, established to enhance students’ [...]

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November 6, 2009

An Event Planner for Television

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Kara Boodakian ’07 works to improve shows at CNBC By Jess Wason ’11 As an intern at CNBC, Kara Boodakian ’07 never expected to be running through Times Square in a dress and heels with a football in her arms. “We were working on a show called Fast Money that had guest stars appear to [...]

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October 19, 2009

A Big Jump From the Small Screen to Cyberspace

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Account executive Chris Meredith ’02 left ABC Family for more challenges at AOL/Advertising.com — by Jess Wason ’11 After five years in ad sales at ABC Family, Chris Meredith ’02 made the decision of a lifetime. He switched from a television company whose operations have been fairly constant for decades to the digital frontier at [...]

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September 14, 2009

Making the World a Safer Place

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Dan Sharp ’07 writes about his work on critical safety standards in mechanical engineering Since graduating from Lafayette, I have worked as a staff engineer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the field of mechanical engineering. One way ASME does this is by developing codes and standards for [...]

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August 19, 2009

Jeff Silvan ’07 Gaining Attention for High-Profile IBM Project

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By Dan Stefan ’10 and Kate Helm As a business consultant for IBM’s Global Business Services, Jeff Silvan ’07 is making a lot of friends. He also is earning the attention of some corporate hotshots. “I am working on a rather high-profile project within IBM that garners quite a bit of attention from the executives,” [...]