Student Honors

Kara Boodakian ’07, left, and Millie Gonzalez ’11 at The Nate Berkus Show

April 28, 2011

Brian Carey ’11, Jessica Counihan ’10, Mildred Gonzalez ’11, and Susan Grunewald ’11 Receive Fulbright Scholarships

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Three students have won Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to live, work, and study in foreign countries this fall. Jessica Counihan ’10, Susan Grunewald ’11 (Wilton, Conn.), and Mildred Gonzalez ’11 (New York, N.Y.) received English Teaching Assistantship Awards, and Brian Carey ’11 (Seaford, Del.) was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant. Thirty one Lafayette students [...]

Sarah Shaffer ’11

April 14, 2011

Sarah Shaffer ’11 Wins Outstanding Achievement Award at Women’s Studies Conference

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American studies major Sarah Shaffer ’11 (Annandale, N.J.) has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for her research presentation at the 17th annual Undergraduate Conference in Women’s Studies held by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.  Shaffer was one of nine students who presented at the conference at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Shaffer’s honors [...]

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April 4, 2011

Lafayette Celebrates National Poetry Month: Brian Hall ’11 and Michele Tallarita ’12 Win Annual Poetry Competitions

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In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Lafayette will present poetry readings, sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions, and lectures. This year’s winner of the MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is Brian Hall ’11 (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), a mathematics-economics major, for his poem “Worm Dance.” English major Amanda Whitbred ’11 (Doylestown, [...]

Alyssa Calomeni ’11 and Professor Megan Rothenberger

March 29, 2011

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pa. Academy of Science

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Eight biology majors and a government and law major will present research papers with their faculty advisers at the 87th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science April 1-3 at Penn State’s Altoona campus. Afua Akuffo ’11 (Accra, Ghana), Jason Ewer ’13 (Kingston, Jamaica), Caroline Vail ’12 (Bethlehem, Pa.), and Robert Kurt, associate professor [...]

Emily Melvin '12 in New Zealand

March 18, 2011

Students Face ‘Grand Challenges’ with Interdisciplinary Approaches

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“At 12:51 p.m., I was outside talking to a friend when the ground began to shake. We moved away from the apartment building that we were standing under and watched as it swayed back and forth.  Having never been in an earthquake, none of us were aware of how strong it had actually been,” says [...]

"Lust/Heathaze" by Samuel Strong '12

March 1, 2011

Art by Samuel Strong ’12 Featured in National Exhibition

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Samuel Strong ’12 (Coplay, Pa.) has always been interested in art as a way to express stories or ideas about different worlds and characters. “I guess you could say that I started out as an illustrator,” says the art major. “I’ve bounced all over the spectrum of visual expression-at one point I was training to [...]

Caitlin Flood '12 during her internship with the Midtown Community Court in New York City.

February 28, 2011

Caitlin Flood ’12 Selected as Truman Scholarship Finalist

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.) has been named a finalist in the 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition. Truman Scholarships recognize students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. The scholarships provide up to $30,000 in funding to pursue [...]

Meghan Cicchi ’11

February 11, 2011

101 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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From the College’s fall sports teams, 101 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the honor roll, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average during the semester. The men’s and women’s cross country teams combined for 22 students named to the honor roll. [...]

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February 10, 2011

Ryan Willen ’12 Receives Capital One Academic All-District II Basketball Honors

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Starting forward Ryan Willen ’12 (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District II men’s basketball team. A neuroscience major with a 3.30 GPA, Willen is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Willen has 905 career points and 380 rebounds, looking to become the 37th player in Lafayette history [...]

Billings and Woods

February 8, 2011

Brett Billings ’12 and Conner Woods ’11 Reach Semifinals in Major College Theater Competition

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Brett Billings ’12 (Marion, Kan.) and Conner Woods ’11 (Stockton, N.J.) reached the semifinal round of the Irene Ryan Scholarship competition at the Region Two Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. More than 1,000 students from 87 schools in the Mid-Atlantic region attended the festival held in January at Townson University. Billings and Woods were [...]