Articles: Tag: Alumni

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 Graduate Defends Marginalized as Pro Bono Counsel for Multinational Law Firm

Don Salzman ’82 advocates fiercely for the disadvantaged — from his time as a public defender to his current position as pro bono counsel for the past 20 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a multinational law firm. Salzman says that an Allegheny College professor was a huge inspiration to him.  “Francis

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Allegheny College Alumni Advise Next Generation of Leaders During Blue & Gold Weekend

Allegheny College alumni returned to campus last Friday not only to reconnect with each other but also to share their insights and help the next generation of Allegheny Gators as part of the College’s annual Blue & Gold Weekend: A Homecoming and Family Celebration. “I absolutely love coming back to Allegheny College as an alumnus.

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Second-Generation Allegheny Graduate Involved at the Highest Level of Politics

Engaged at the highest level of politics, Ashlee Rich Stephenson ’05 works as the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She appreciates how Allegheny College gave her the tools to be prepared to work in national politics, leading to her position today with the world’s largest business trade association. “The Allegheny experience

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Allegheny Alumna’s Contributions Support Public Health Efforts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Kristie Connolly ’07 relentlessly supports public health as a program officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. During her junior year at Allegheny College, she became fascinated with microbiology, which has directed her career ever since. “I initially started at Allegheny as pre-med,”

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Alumnus Addresses Federal Issues Related to Energy, Environment, and Privacy

As a public policy attorney, Fred Eames ’86 addresses complex federal issues related to energy, the environment, and privacy. To this day, Eames appreciates what he learned at Allegheny College.  “I learned so much at Allegheny. It really was a tremendous educational experience,” he says. “Understanding history and having a grasp of the English language

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