Articles: Student & Alumni Features

Allegheny Graduate Goes From Corporate Vice President To Kindergarten Teacher

It’s never too late to make a change in life. That’s what Jeffrey Dacales ’76 learned after transitioning from a corporate vice president to an elementary school teacher.  “Allegheny College taught me to look at things broadly— to look past a silo, which helped me in education,” says Dacales. “I learned you have to continually

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Bonner Students Make An Impact For Over 25 Years At Allegheny College

Since 1998, the Allegheny College Bonner Program has cultivated the next generation of leaders. Bonner students are changemakers dedicated to social justice, diversity, and civic engagement. Over 75+ Bonner Programs exist in the country. However, Allegheny College is distinguished as one of three institutions with a hybrid model comprising half of Bonner Leaders and Scholars,

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Two Allegheny College Alums Provide Clean Energy To Appalachia

For over a decade, Laura Nagel ’07 and Dan Conant ’07 have relentlessly contributed to clean energy in West Virginia by providing a full-service solar development and installation service known as Solar Holler.  The idea for the company started as Conant’s Senior Comprehensive Project, which proposed that clean energy needs to come to communities where

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Allegheny Alumnus Develops Software Engineering Innovations At Adobe

You’ve probably used an Adobe product alongside billions of other users. Dibyo Mukherjee ’14, a lead software engineer at Adobe, is one of the faces behind the giant technology company. After graduating from Allegheny College with a dual degree in applied computing and environmental studies, Mukherjee interned and later became a full-time employee at the

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2024 Zingale Big Idea Competition Crowns Seven Winners And Awards $32,000 In Prizes

This year the 2024 Zingale Big Idea Competition (ZBIC) at Allegheny College crowned seven student investor new-business pitch teams from four Western Pennsylvania colleges and awarded $32,000 in prizes. The ZBIC is one of many co-curricular activities offered by the Bruce R. Thompson Center For Business & Economics (CBE) at Allegheny College. Held at Allegheny College’s

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Award-Winning Buffalo Educator Transforms Lives Of Students

Rachel M. (Wysocki) Kent ’03 approaches life with the philosophy that no good deed should go undone. Although she wasn’t quite sure of her career plans as a student at Allegheny College, she loved learning and helping others. She maximized her time at Allegheny by choosing to double major in English and history— laying the

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Alumnus Consults At Merrill Lynch, Inspired By Speaker At Allegheny College

When Brett Albinson ’17 was searching for jobs as a college student, he wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do until an Allegheny College connection changed his life.  “When I was a senior at Allegheny, Bruce Thompson, who is an executive at Bank of America, came to speak at Quigley Hall. Hearing him talk

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Allegheny Students Clean Up Mississippi River For Annual Alternative Spring Break Trip

Do you remember a single week that changed your entire life? Alternative Spring Break (ASB) transformed a small group of students during a week-long trip over the Spring Break to travel, volunteer, and explore a different region of the United States.  “This trip was probably one of the greatest experiences of my life. My friends

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The Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Pittsburgh Branch Senior Regional Officer Discusses The National Economic Outlook With The Center For Business & Economics

On April 4, the Center for Business and Economics welcomed Russell Mills, Ph.D., Senior Principal and the Senior Regional Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh Branch. Dr. Mills will present the “National Economic Outlook,” discussing current national economic conditions. Russell Mills is responsible for managing relationships with regional stakeholders, monitoring the region’s

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Make Your Passion Your Plan: Law and Policy Program Changes Path of New Grad

As anyone who has attended college and began their career can attest, often what you think you’re going to study or do for a living is not at all what ends up happening. Claudia Huber ‘24 was certain she was destined for law school. Huber says as a freshman, “I was extremely focused on how

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