Class of 2012

Samantha Schwarz '12

March 19, 2012

Samantha Schwarz ’12 Examines Post-9/11 World through Film

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Studying film isn’t something that Samantha Schwarz ’12 planned when she began her undergraduate career. If college has taught her anything, says the English major, it is to seize opportunity when it comes along. This spring, she’ll be among the first Lafayette students to graduate with honors in film and media studies. With raging debates [...]

Vanessa Davis ’12 and Alberto Rojas ’94 at HarperCollins in New York City

March 9, 2012

Vanessa Davis ’12 Explores PR and Marketing at HarperCollins in New York City

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Before her externship with HarperCollins Publishers, Vanessa Davis ’12 (New York, N.Y.) hadn’t considered a career in publishing. But after observing the business first-hand, she can see how the industry could be a good fit for her. “This externship exposed me to a field that I could truly see myself striving in while furthering my [...]

Joseph Heaney '85 (right) with Michael Werner '07

March 6, 2012

Joseph Heaney ’85 Has Hosted More Than 45 Student Interns

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By Kevin Gray An avid scuba diver and successful businessman, Joseph Heaney ’85 draws comparisons between his two passions. Both start, he says, with a plan. Founder and principal of Walden Associates, Oyster Bay, N.Y., an environmental consulting firm, he has designed soil and groundwater remediation systems, water and wastewater treatment systems, and corrective action for [...]

Joelle Neilson  '12 was named Field Performer of the Meet

February 28, 2012

Joelle Neilson ’12 Takes Patriot League Championships in Triple and Long Jump

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Joelle Neilson ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) took first place in both the triple and long jump at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 17-19 at Bucknell University. She was named Female Field Performer of the Meet. Neilson, who was also Patriot League Champion in the triple jump during the 2010-11 outdoor track and [...]

Ericka Chehi ’12 with her host little brother

February 21, 2012

Ericka Chehi ’12 Follows Her Dream to Become an Economist in China

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 In the spring of 2007, while Ericka “Missy” Chehi ’12 (Greenville, Del.) was still a junior in high school, she took a whirlwind three-week tour of China as part of a leadership development program. Though she spoke no Chinese and spent only a brief time in a handful of cities—Hong [...]

Aaron Birt ’12, left, and professors Daniel Sabatino and Lawrence Malinconico work in the newly refitted hydraulic flume lab.

February 21, 2012

Aaron Birt ’12 Works to Minimize Damage Caused by Tsunami Waves

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Mechanical engineering major Aaron Birt ’12 (Billsburg, Pa.) is used to working out problems using his mind, but an independent study is giving him a chance to take a more hands-on approach. Birt is refitting the geology department’s hydraulic flume lab with equipment that will allow it to model large waves. Using the new wave tank [...]

Carly Feiro

February 19, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Carly Feiro ’12

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Carly Feiro ’12 (Mount Vernon, Wash.), a biology major and outfielder on the softball team, discusses her work conserving the environment, research she is presenting at a national conference, and what it’s like being a team captain.    What do you enjoy about your major? I love being able to do field work and being [...]

Robert Delaney ’12

February 1, 2012

Spotted on Campus with…Rob Delaney ’12

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Rob Delaney ’12 (Summit, N.J.), a government and law major and guard on the men’s basketball team, discusses “Jersey Shore,” the rigors of the season, and goals for a Patriot League Championship. What do you enjoy about your major? I don’t like classes with a ton of “busy work.” Government and law courses are usually [...]

Halie Zeller

January 12, 2012

Hallie Zeller ’12 and Kevin Ling ’12 Present at National Chemical Engineering Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Hallie Zeller ’12 (Bridgewater, N.J.) likes to understand things, from how they work on the atomic level to what they’re like on gigantic scales.  Mechanical engineering, she says, is the best way to gain this understanding. Zeller recently got to experience the field on a gigantic scale.  She, along with Kevin [...]

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 [...]