Articles: by Katheryn Frazier

Allegheny College Students and Alumna Collaborate on Autism Nature Trail for Pymatuning State Park

Recreational activity should be accessible to all, but it can be challenging for those with autism or developmental disabilities due to sensory overload, restricted behavior, and unpredictable surroundings. In response, a group of Allegheny College students sought opportunities to improve recreational access by developing a feasibility plan for an autism nature trail at Pymatuning State

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Allegheny College Student Spends Summer Interning with Gubernatorial Campaign

Allegheny College student Christopher Ratliff ’24 is eager to make real change through a career in public service. This past summer, he put that passion into action as an intern with Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s campaign in Harrisburg.  A political science major with minors in economics and religious studies, Ratliff learned about the internship after

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People & Places: December 2022

People & Places is published monthly during the academic year by the Office of Marketing & Communications. It reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievement. Professor of French and International Studies Laura Reeck contributed five translations to the first English-language anthology of Morocco’s longest-standing political and cultural journal,

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Alumnus Treats Cancer Population as Reconstructive Microsurgeon at the No. 1 Cancer Center in the Nation

As a reconstructive microsurgeon at the nation’s No. 1 cancer center, Alex Mericli ’05 uses his deep knowledge of plastic surgery to overcome the unexpected and make strides toward eliminating cancer.  In his current position as a plastic surgeon and associate professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mericli continues to reflect

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Alumnus Applies His Chemistry Background in the Winemaking Industry

Winemaking is a lengthy process that requires knowledge of complex processes, including agriculture, fermentation, and commercial bottling. Benjamin Eyer ’10 applied his distinct background in chemistry to advance the art of winemaking analysis as technical support and product specialist for Admeo, Inc.  “I really like troubleshooting and solving different problems; that’s mentally invigorating for me,”

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Allegheny Alumnus Makes a Difference as Criminal Defense Lawyer

Adam VanHo ’98 has dedicated his career to defending those in a state or federal court on civil, criminal, or family law matters. Still, he reflects on how Allegheny College prepared him to face an unknown future.  “The biggest thing that Allegheny taught me is to never be afraid to keep learning or try new

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Allegheny Graduate Manages $100M Business and Develops Technological Innovations

Kristen Cheman ’04 coaches more than 550 employees, manages a $100 million business, and develops innovations in technology at Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a major consulting firm serving the federal government. In her work as senior vice president for digital and analytic solutions, she continues to draw on lessons learned from her faculty mentors at

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Allegheny College Mathematics Professor Appointed Editor of Internationally Recognized Mathematics Journal

For 10 years, Allegheny College Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins has used The College Mathematics Journal (CMJ) as a resource to help junior mathematics majors learn mathematics independently by assigning articles for them to read, discuss, and present in class. Now she will play a leadership role as the journal’s editor-elect in 2023 and editor

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