Class of 1981

John Pierce '81

December 9, 2013

Engineering Executive John Pierce ’81 Helps Foster Students’ Success

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By Kevin Gray and Sharon Sanders In the same way that a river gains strength as tributaries flow together, the merging of academic challenge and practical leadership is what John Pierce ’81 says prepared him for a highly successful career. As vice president of real estate and facilities for Phoenix House, he oversees properties across [...]

S. Robert Roth '81

November 8, 2013

Capt. S. Robert Roth ’81 Commands USS Harry S. Truman

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By Matt Sinclair If the domestic steel industry hadn’t gone through a major correction during the early 1980s, Bob Roth ’81 might still be working as a civilian engineer in the field. Instead, he stands atop a massive steel structure, leading the crew of 5,000 sailors and Marines as captain of the USS Harry S. [...]

Michael Sanchez '81

May 3, 2013

Michael Sanchez ’81 Directs DuPont’s North American Operations

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By Benjamin Gleisser Thousands of people work for him. And Michael N. Sanchez ’81 wishes that he could meet each one. Sanchez is director of North American operations for DuPont, which produces dozens of products for home, automotive, farming, electronic, and packaging industries at 23 factories. Many of these facilities employ several thousand workers; others [...]

Jeffrey Fry '81

April 5, 2013

Unique Business Approach Pays Off for Entrepreneur Jeffrey Fry ’81

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By Kevin Gray Someone once said that Jeffrey Fry ’81 is like the A-Team or Delta Force for entrepreneurs. It’s an apt description for the Austin-based entrepreneur and consultant, who has more than 25 years of experience in operations, technical sales, marketing, strategic planning, and business development. “I start my own businesses and help others starting up businesses,” [...]

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March 11, 2013

Virginia Logan ’81 Connects Arts and Nature at Brandywine Conservancy

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By Lori Burke As a college student, Virginia Logan ’81 encountered the rich connection between art and nature in a 19th-century gristmill in the Brandywine Valley. The Brandywine River Museum sparked her lifelong interest in the region and its influence on the area’s cultural heritage. Now, as the recently named executive director of Brandywine Conservancy, Logan [...]

Helen Hutchens '15

January 14, 2013

Helen Hutchens ’15 Earns Tickets to President Obama’s Inauguration

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Those watching President Barack Obama’s inauguration may see a familiar face in the crowd: Helen Hutchens ’15 (Lancaster, Pa.). The mechanical engineering major won tickets to the inauguration ceremony and official inaugural ball, both on Jan. 21, plus a prize of $1,000, in the Election Forecasting Contest sponsored by the Policy Studies program in connection with the [...]

Stephen Parahus '84 at Alumni Summer College 2012

July 24, 2012

Alumni Summer College 2012 Is Feast for Lifelong Learners

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Alumni and friends returned to campus July 19-22 for the third annual Alumni Summer College. Some were back for the second and third time, citing the camaraderie and intellectual focus as the drawing forces. “This was fertilizer for the brain,” says Mark Goldstone ’81. “I especially loved the creative writing, the film study, and Russian [...]

Lindsay Pugh '05

April 27, 2012

Lindsay Pugh ’05 Plays Key Role in Raising Funds to Upgrade the National Mall

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 When Lindsay Pugh ’05 jogs on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., she sees much more than grassy esplanades and monuments. She sees a healthier, smarter version of America’s most popular, pivotal park—the country’s “front yard.” Pugh directs corporate relations for the Trust for the National Mall, nonprofit partner of the [...]

Jerry Berland '81

April 2, 2012

Jerry Berland ’81 Is One of the Country’s Leading Pediatric Ophthalmologists

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Over the span of his career, Dr. Jerry E. Berland ’81 has operated on wounded soldiers whose eyes were injured during the Desert Storm conflict and taught ophthalmology residents as assistant clinical professor at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. A pediatric ophthalmologist and partner in Thomas Eye [...]

Kate Hardin '08 (left) and Adam Bozick '06 attend a reception for prospective Lafayette students.

February 9, 2012

Admissions Staff and Alumni Volunteers Hold Interview Receptions for Prospective Students across the Country

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By Kate Helm When John Sperduto, a prospective Lafayette student from Middletown, N.J., arrived on campus for an alumni admissions reception with his father, he immediately liked the vibe. Lafayette was the first school among 10 others he’s applied to that saw him as something other than a walking application. “Through the event, the admissions [...]