Class of 1960

Dave Roper '60

August 26, 2013

Jazz Pianist Dave Roper ’60 Has Charmed Lehigh Valley Crowds for 54 Years

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Ballads and boogies are played with an elegant fire, an easy zest. This pianist sounds so comfortable, so deep in the pocket; he could be meditating. Flanked by a bassist and a drummer, Dave Roper ’60 has turned the Hotel Bethlehem’s Tap Room into a jazz nest on first Thursdays and [...]

Lafayette College

March 3, 2009

Master of the Brush

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Professional oil painter Hale Johnson ’60 depicts autumn images in traditional realism It was during his service in the Army, of all places, that artist Hale Johnson ’60 started painting, with exhibitions at Fort Dix in New Jersey. “Talk about the cultural center of the Northeast!” he jokes. Johnson, whose two stints included time outside [...]

Lafayette College

September 27, 2008

Homecoming Shines

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Dreary skies don’t stop good times for alumni Forget about the gloomy skies and intermittent drizzle – all was bright and sunny at Homecoming. On a different kind of day, with sun blazing and temperatures balmy, the annual tailgate party and clam bake is held in mostly open air, in the parking lots and the [...]

Lafayette College

April 18, 2008

Managing Magazine Chaos

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Following stints at Cosmopolitan, Giant, and Talk, Sara Culley ’96 leads staff at Elle By Dan Edelen Keen-eyed visitors to the offices of Elle magazine in New York City might catch sight of a blur zooming from desk to desk. That would be managing editor Sara Culley ’96. With titles like Cosmopolitan, Giant, and Talk [...]

Lafayette College

February 22, 2008

The Pirates of Penzance

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David Williams ’60 plays major role in D.C. production; discount, chance to meet cast members offered Students, alumni, and friends of the College are invited to take advantage of a discount, meet cast members, and watch David Williams ’60 in The Pirates of Penzance next weekend in Washington, D.C. Williams portrays the Sergeant of Police, [...]

Lafayette College

February 20, 2008

Renewing Friendships A Half-Century Later

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Alumni Online Community connects Peter Veruki ’60 with long-lost classmates It wasn’t just the miles, but the years—almost 50 of them—that separated Peter Veruki ’60 from his closest friends at Lafayette. “Alan Staats was in mechanical engineering with me,” he recalls. “We were close friends all four years at Lafayette because we were in classes [...]

Lafayette College

December 5, 2007

Thousands of Lives Touched

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Paul Eugene Thurston ’60 inspired generations of students as a professor of chemistry at Texas Southern University By Dan Edelen For Paul Eugene Thurston ’60, a career filled with purpose and accomplishment as a chemistry professor at Texas Southern University grew from one of the oldest of sayings: Take it or leave it. As a [...]

Lafayette College

October 5, 2007

Rallying Alumni in Houston

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George Gick ’60 recounts an event with Lafayette President Dan Weiss and discusses why he serves as chapter president by George Gick ’60 On a late summer afternoon in September, Lafayette College President Daniel Weiss, along with his sidekick John Leone, Lafayette’s associate director of major gifts, arrived in Houston, Texas, aboard a silver-winged steed. [...]