Class of 1978

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March 16, 2013

Bill Bennett Jr. ’78 Advances Mission of Compassion

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By Andrew Faught After more than 30 years as a successful business executive, R. William “Bill” Bennett Jr. ’78 was struck by an intriguing question: “If I were given a week to live, how would I feel about my life?” At the time, he was a division president for FranklinCovey, the Utah-based management firm cofounded by [...]

William Gillies '78

June 29, 2012

William Gillies Jr. ’78 Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

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Day by day, the glaciers that drape the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro are receding. For William Gillies Jr. ’78, each drop of water from the melting ice seemed like sand in an hourglass—marking the passing of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the view from the tallest mountain in Africa and fourth highest of the Seven [...]

Walter E. Hanson '49

October 29, 2010

Former Board Chair Walter E. Hanson ’49 dies at 84

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Chair of the Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1986, Trustee Emeritus Walter E. Hanson ’49, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., after a lengthy illness. Hanson, who was former chairman of KPMG, died Sept. 24. He provided distinguished service to the College and the Board, serving as a term trustee from 1969 [...]

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August 6, 2010

Christopher Caine ’78 Receives International Leadership Award

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The Institute for Education (IFE) presented Christopher G. Caine ’78, president and CEO of Mercator XXI, with the IFE Leadership Award on May 15 at its leadership dinner held at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Caine was honored for his leadership locally, nationally, and in the world community. “In each of his endeavors–teaching at [...]

Lafayette College

February 10, 2010

Ramus Family Tackles Poverty in Honduras

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Dan ’82, wife Kay ’82, and sister Diane ’78 bring necessities and education to an isolated town When Dan Ramus ’82 graduated, Sen. Bill Bradley addressed his class, talking about the progress made in American education in the students’ lifetimes, moving from pencils to computers. Years after Ramus left Lafayette, he saw firsthand how important [...]

Lafayette College

November 12, 2009

Sensational School Spirit

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Chas Snyder ’78 received the Danny Hatch ’04 Award for his longtime support of Lafayette athletics He has played with the Pep Band for over 30 years, stood tall as a mainstay for Friends of Basketball, and over the years chaired or been heavily involved in planning for just about every athletics event sponsored by [...]

Lafayette College

July 10, 2009

Navigating The Global Economy

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After serving as IBM’s top lobbyist and helping pass the America Competes Act, Chris Caine ’78 founds own firm Like his firm’s namesake, Gerardus Mercator, who created a cylindrical map projection that shook the navigational world in 1569, Chris Caine ’78 is a forward thinker. Drawing on nearly 30 years’ experience, the man once described [...]

Lafayette College

November 7, 2008

Driving Progress in Cancer Treatments

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Kevin Lokay ’78 is president of the Americas for EUSA Pharma When Kevin Lokay ’78 became CEO of Cytogen Corp. in November 2007, it was on shaky financial ground. He was charged with the difficult task of accessing capital and guiding the company out of a tough situation. After the European specialty pharmaceutical company EUSA [...]

Lafayette College

October 22, 2008

Cindy Fox Kuhn ’78 Helps Turn Castoff Material into Homes

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She aids environment and the less fortunate as founder and director of a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Iowa As director and co-founder of Habitat for Humanity’s local ReStore in Daveport, Iowa, Cindy Fox Kuhn ’78 oversees a nonprofit that helps the environment and enables the dream of home ownership for the less fortunate. Since [...]

Lafayette College

April 15, 2008

Life-Saving Teamwork

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Matt Kujovsky ’95 helps sustain life with CPR training facilitated by John Donleavy ’78 Matt Kujovsky ’95 was standing on the sideline when a referee dropped to both knees and hit the football field face first without raising a cushioning hand. For Kujovsky, the next series of events happened so fast they are a bit [...]