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When Marianne Okkema Rhebergen ’75 arrived at Lafayette, young women were – finally – studying alongside young men, and change was in the air. “I wanted to go to a small liberal arts school,” says Rhebergen, a Presbyterian minister who holds a Ph.D. in divinity and works as interim executive presbyter for the Presbyterian Church USA’s Lehigh Presbytery. “That was the image I had of college.” Rhebergen, who met her husband, Paul Rhebergen ’73, at Lafayette, went on to have three children. In 1999 her eldest, Debbie Rhebergen ’03, chose Lafayette and three years later Kristin Rhebergen ’06 did the same. Marianne Rhebergen says. “It’s still an institution where the faculty know their students.”

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