Class of 1965

Richard Ill 65

May 22, 2013

Richard Ill ’65 Heads Preparations for 113th U.S. Open

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Making sure Merion Golf Club is completely up to par for the national golf championship June 13-16 is on the shoulders of Richard “Rick” Ill ’65, head of the club’s U.S. Open committee. Ill, who previously served five years as president of Merion, began planning and preparation many months ago. Logistics include steps to manage [...]

James Steele '65

August 6, 2012

USC’s James Steele ’65 Brings a Global Perspective on Architecture to Students

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By Dan Edelen “As globalization continues to expand, and we all become part of one big global village, the importance of knowing about and respecting the diversity of other cultures will increase exponentially,” says James M. Steele Jr. ’65. “The degradation of the environment is tied to this, since increased population and development will increase [...]

James Simmons '65

July 12, 2012

James Simmons ’65 Is Award-Winning Expert in Bat Echolocation

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By Dan Edelen One of the foremost experts in bat echolocation, James Simmons ’65 knows about the invisible. He seeks to understand the nature of perception by studying the tiny mammal’s sounds pitched beyond the range of human hearing. “Most people interested in perception are interested in vision,” says Simmons, professor of biology, neuroscience department, [...]

Lafayette College

April 16, 2010

Fellowships Help Students Pursue Creative Projects

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Annual fellowships will help students undertake creative projects and spread the arts on campus After spending last summer as part of a research team coding computer programs for applications in both economics and art, Samantha Smith ’12 (Lynnfield, Mass.) decided she wanted to help provide opportunities for non-art majors to pursue creative interests. “At Lafayette, [...]

Lafayette College

October 5, 2009

Ivo Ucovich ’65 helps Peruvian Students Find Way to College Hill

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Alumni admissions rep also leads mining company to prosperity Ivo Ucovich ’65 remembers interviewing a student who had written a letter to Lafayette explaining why he wanted to attend the College. That letter, written 15 years ago, reminds him why he continues to serve as an alumni admissions representative (AAR). “He was a teenager who [...]

Lafayette College

May 31, 2009

Solar Harvest

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Company founder Frank Bason ’65 works toward energy independence in Denmark While the debate over energy independence continues in the United States, Frank Bason ’65 is on to something in Denmark. He is the founder, owner, and manager of SolData Instruments, which produces devices that help control and evaluate solar energy systems. “The significance of [...]

Lafayette College

November 19, 2008

A Burden Shared

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Walter Pedowitz ’65 is leader in foot and ankle orthopedics As a young orthopedic surgeon in the clinic at Columbia University Medical Center, Walter Pedowitz ’65 saw a Spanish-speaking patient who had injured his arm at work. “There were floods in Ecuador and this man finally got to New Jersey where he was working at [...]

Lafayette College

October 20, 2008

Campus Will Come Alive on Election Night

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Live, student-run television broadcast set for Nov. 4. More than 400 students, faculty, and staff are involved More than 400 Lafayette students, faculty, and staff will transform Farinon College Center into “Election Central” Nov 4., broadcasting up-to-the-minute information on races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to audiences on campus and around [...]

Lafayette College

October 14, 2008

Ed McNally ’65 Shines as Super Volunteer

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His tireless service to Lafayette has spanned many areas It was no surprise that Ed McNally ’65 received the George T. Woodring ’19 Alumni Association Service Award in 2005. He is a two-term member of Lafayette Leadership Council, class president, executive committee member of the New York City alumni chapter, and alumni admissions representative. “It [...]

Lafayette College

August 29, 2008

Election Headquarters

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Lafayette will produce its second student-run, live election broadcast on Nov. 4 On Nov. 4, students, faculty, and staff will once again turn Lafayette into election central during the College’s second student-run, live election broadcast. View the entire telecast here Hosted by the Policy Studies program, the 2006 broadcast received rave reviews, including one from [...]