Alumni Success Stories

Steven Hyman '62

September 10, 2014

Lawyer Steven Hyman ’62 Argued Before Supreme Court

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The highlight of Steven Hyman’s career came when he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 18, 1984, representing Benjamin Quarles in New York v. Quarles. The court’s decision in the case established that a public safety exception exists to the requirement that Miranda warnings be given before a suspect’s answers can be admitted into evidence.

Kirk and Lauren Kjeldsen '95

August 20, 2014

California, Virginia, Shanghai: Now Germany Bound

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Kirk ’95 and Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen ’95 are citizens of the world. By Matt Sinclair ’90 In their 10 years together, Kirk ’95 and Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen ’95 have embraced life working around the globe. They currently reside in the former French Concession district in Shanghai. Even so, Kirk, who is a novelist, screenwriter, and professor [...]

Lucas Reilly '13

August 18, 2014

Lucas Reilly ’13 Hits All the Right Notes at Mental Floss

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By Robert S. Benchley As assistant editor for Mental Floss, Lucas Reilly ’13 has found the perfect fit, a quirky magazine that promises to help you “feel smart again.” A self-described “cultural omnivore,” he delights in the variety of assignments he covers for the print magazine, website, and blog. “How to Pick a Lock,” “7 [...]

AD Singh '84

August 7, 2014

India’s Restaurateur AD Singh ’84 Opens Dessert Café in Mumbai

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By Dhiman Chattopadhyay “Don’t ask me to change a light bulb please,” AD Singh warns us in jest, as we dig into a thin-crust pizza. We are seated inside Singh’s landmark restaurant, Olive Bar & Kitchen in Bandra—the place he set up 14 years ago, way before Olive became an iconic national brand. In his [...]

Ellen Kravet Burke '76

July 23, 2014

Ellen Kravet Burke ’76 Weaves Campus-Corporate Connections

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To the casual observer, it might appear that externship hosts do all the giving and students do all the receiving. Not so, says Ellen Kravet Burke ’76, who received the Alumni Association’s Externship Commitment Award 2011, for 10 years of participation. “We learn from students, particularly now with social media—Instagram, Facebook, and Houzz,” says Kravet [...]

Dr. Amith Majumdar '95

July 11, 2014

Amith Majumdar ’95 Modernizes Pediatric Dentistry

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By Jillian Bevacqua When Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 launched Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, he created an office as unique as his specialty. With his partner, pediatric orthodontist Dr. Steven Ely, he installed digital radiography. This process creates much less chemical waste and exposes children to 75 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays. He [...]

Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881

July 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal Discusses Co-Founder Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881

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Charles Bergstresser, Class of 1881, was discussed in the July 8 edition of The Wall Street Journal in a letter to readers from editor in chief Gerard Baker. The letter celebrated the newspaper’s 125th anniversary. Read the letter Bergstresser was the silent partner who bankrolled the publishing venture of Charles Henry Dow and Edward Davis [...]

David Beckwith '01

April 15, 2014

Wine Consultant David Beckwith ’01 Has Discriminating Taste

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Attending wine auctions and bidding on behalf of clients is all in a day’s work for David Beckwith ’01, founding partner of Grand Cru Wine Consulting, New York. “I was born to do this,” says Beckwith, whose professional skills involve equal parts refined palate and business acumen. On a recent day, he sorted through 400 [...]

Jeff Mutis '89

April 11, 2014

Catching Up with Former Major League Pitcher Jeff Mutis ’89

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Economics and business graduate and baseball player Jeff Mutis ’89 discusses his life after Lafayette. Mutis, who is a software engineer for Precision Computer Solutions, pitched in the Major Leagues from 1991-94 for the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins.

Nkrumah Pierre ’06

April 9, 2014

The Connector: Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Excels at Corporate Matchmaking

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By Samuel T. Clover ’91 Talking with Nkrumah Pierre ’06 is like boarding a high-speed luxury train: He’s polished, solid, agile, and speaks with a rapid cadence that drives the conversation forward while never losing focus of the topic—or you. Key qualities from someone who makes his living by networking. Pierre was recently recognized by [...]