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The following is a selection of recent media coverage of Lafayette:

National and Regional Media
WFMZ (Pa.), July 6
David Brandes, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed by Channel 69 News for a segment on possible causes of the recent flooding that affected parts of Easton and Phillipsburg. Brandes commented on the impact of development and runoff. “The land development we see really has the biggest impact for the smaller storms, like the kind of rain we’ve been having in the area over the last few days,” he says. “The natural landscape — vegetated soil — has a certain capacity to hold water. Pave that over and it’s completely gone.”

Spotlight on Students in Their Hometown Newspapers
The Advocate (Conn.), July 2
Margaret Garcia ’07 (Stamford, Conn.), who is pursuing a B.S. civil engineering and A.B. international studies, is featured in the story “Water course: Student group’s engineering feat wins national kudos.” The article discusses Garcia’s role in Lafayette’s Engineers Without Borders team winning a $75,000 grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 competition. The funds will be used to continue the team’s work to create a sustainable water system for several villages in Honduras.

East Brunswick Sentinel (N.J.), June 22
Alexandra Schmidt of East Brunswick, a junior at Lafayette, recently participated in the Gateway to Dentistry program at the New Jersey Dental School, Newark. The hands-on, two-week program introduced Alexandra to various facets of the dental profession, including medical instruments, proper techniques and scientific explanations for dental conditions. A graduate of East Brunswick High School, she plans to attend dental school after graduation from Lafayette.

The News Journal (Del.), June 22
Laura Danberg ’06 (Hockessin, Del.), who graduated with an A.B. biology, is featured in the story “Hockessin woman rows to excellence at Lafayette.” The article focuses on the varsity four-oared crew team winning a silver medal in the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia May 13. Also mentioned were other members of the team: Janine Tkach ’06, who graduated with A.B. degrees in history and English; Laurel Waterhouse ’06, who graduated with an A.B. international affairs; Allison Quigley ’08 (North Andover, Mass.), a government and law major; and coxswain Ben Goldstein ’07 (Maple Glen, Pa.), a biology major.

Huntington Pennysaver (N.Y.), June 14
Syosset resident Amanda Jill Finkelstein ’07 recently received the Gilbert Prize from the English Department during the annual All-College Honors Convocation. She was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Independent Press (N.J.), June 14
Lafayette honored students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation. Daria Lesia Szkwarko ’06 of Berkeley Heights, B.S. neuroscience, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Rosina Jill Bosco ’06of Millburn, A.B. with a major in art, received the Frederick Knecht Detwiller Prize in the department of art. Lafayette has also named the following local students to the dean’s list for the spring semester: From Berkeley Heights, Kristine Lynn Kath ’06, Sarah Beth Rosenberg ’09, Szkwarko; from Chatham, Stacey Elizabeth Altrichter ’06, Sarah Haith Young ’08; from Millburn, Bosco; and from Short Hills, Sarah Jenny Fried ’09, Rachel Hilary Miller ’06, and Janine Nicole Tkach ’06.

Daily Local News (Pa.), June 8
Gregory Paul Rodebaugh ’06 of West Chester graduated May 20 cum laude from Lafayette with honors in mechanical engineering. He will attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has been accepted into a doctoral program and awarded a fellowship to study in the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He graduated from West Chester Henderson High School in 2002. He is the son of Eric and Susan Rodebaugh of West Chester.

Times of Northport (N.Y.), June 8
Dustin Joseph Antonello ’07of Northport was honored at Lafayette’s annual All-College Honors Convocation. Antonello was awarded the Reverend J.W. and R.S. Porter Bible Prize in the Department of Religious Studies. He is a government and law major.

Suburban Trends (N.J.), June 7
Lafayette awarded 563 degrees to 549 graduating seniors at the College’s 171st Commencement on May 20. Local students who received bachelor’s degrees included: Jacquelyn Bain Goodwin of Green Pond, who was a double major in French and international economics & commerce and a member of Pi Delta Phi honor society. Jared Paul Yelen of Kinnelon, who majored in biology. Brendan Aidan O’Regan, who was a double major in government & law and anthropology & sociology, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies, and graduated summa cum laude. Lafayette president Dan Weiss conferred degrees upon the graduates and awarded Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation who also delivered the commencement address, the honorary degree of doctor of public service.

Bucks County Courier Times (Pa.), June 5
Teresa J. Cridge ’06 of Newtown received the Eugene P. Chase Government Prize and Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law for her overall excellence in academics at Lafayette. Cridge is a 2002 graduate of Villa Joseph Marie High School.

Journal of the Pocono Plateau (Pa.), June 1
Lafayette honored students for academic excellence April 30 at the annual All-College Honors Convocation. Laura Beth Raibeck ’06of Albrightsville, B.S. mechanical engineering and A.B. German, received the Carl G., Jr. ’67 and Deborah B. Anderson P’01 Mechanical Engineering Prize. Scott Barry Crown ’08 of Effort, a chemical engineering major, received the Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Achievement Award in the department of chemistry; William G. McLean Tau Beta Pi Prize in Engineering; and Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize. Lauren Elizabeth Blakeslee ’08 of Saylorsburg received the Gilbert Prize in the department of English. Richard Charles Lear ’06of Stroudsburg, A.B. with majors in French and government & law, received the James Alexander Petrie Prize in French and Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award.

Rochester Times (N.H.), June 1
Lafayette honored students for academic excellence April 30 at the annual All-College Honors Convocation. The college presented awards and prizes to more than 100 students who have attained outstanding academic success. At the convocation, Caitlin June Chandler ’06of Durham received the Vivian B. Noblett Prize in Studio Art.

Shopper’s Guide Pennysaver (N.Y.), May 31
Wantagh resident Tyler James Cohn ’06recently received the Gilbert Prize, I. Gilbert Kline Prize, and Class of 1883 Prize from the English department during the annual All-College Honors Convocation.

Atom Tabloid & Citizen-Gazette (N.J.), May 26
Lafayette honored students for academic excellence April 30 at the annual All-College Honors Convocation. Also recognized were students who were invited this spring to become members of Phi Beta Kappa. The keynote speaker was Edward D. Wetzel ’74, executive vice president for waste and water resources of R.W. Beck, Inc. Also speaking were President Daniel Weiss; Diane Cole Ahl, Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S. Rothkopf Professor of Art History and chair of the Faculty Academic Progress Committee; and Provost June Schlueter. The following local students were honored: Jennifer Ann Ziznewski ’06 of Metuchen, who is pursuing an A.B. degree with majors in English and philosophy, and Jamie Ann Jarusiewicz ’06of Sayreville, who is pursuing a B.S. biochemistry, were elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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