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Lax Conference a big draw

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends came together on March 18 for the 13th annual Jonathan R. Lax ’71 Conference on Entrepreneurship. Keynote speaker David Gelber ’63 (in photo at right) described his own recent transition from veteran news producer to entrepreneur, as co-founder of Roaring Fork Films and co-creator and co-managing director of [...]

Welcome to New Members

The Alumni Council welcomes the following new members, who will begin three-year terms in June:
Joseph Armah ’98
Norwalk, Conn.
Energy financial services associate
GF Energy Financial

Diana Aronzon ’05
Cambridge, Mass.
Harris Miller & Hanson Inc.

Barbara Stubbs Cochran ’67
Washington, D.C.
Curtis Hurley Chair in
Public Affairs
Missouri School of Journalism
Paige Madeline Gentry ’07
Durham, N.C.
Law student
Duke University
Kenneth Mark Gibson ’76
Atlanta, Ga.
Physics teacher
Westminster Schools

Donna Gresh ’83
Cortlandt [...]

Alumni Council Video Project

Swarthmore’s Alumni Council has created a new way for alumni to connect with students and help them in their transition to the “real world.” Piloted by Jove Graham ’96, Nina Paynter ’97, and Martha Marrazza ’09, the Career Video Project is a series of short clips hosted on Swarthmore’s website and viewable by students and [...]

Recent Events

Chicago Associate Professor of Political Science Ben Berger visited Chicago over spring break to discuss the subject of his recent book Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement, which was named one of the Top 10 Books of 2011 by the Zocalo Public Square Institution.
London Bob Patten ’60, Scholar in Residence at the Charles [...]

Alumni College Abroad

Swarthmore Alumni College Abroad invites you to join us “on safari” from Oct. 10 to 26. Travel with Biology Professor Sara Hiebert Burch ’79, alumni, and friends to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania.
Travel from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, enjoying intimate game drives and up-close encounters. See breathtaking landscapes, [...]

Bicoastal business connection a well-coordinated success

Swarthmore alums from across the country participated in coordinated receptions hosted by the Swarthmore Business Network on March 1. More than 100 graduates turned out in Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Speakers included Boston-based Chris Ciunci ’95, founder and CEO of Tribalvision, discussing how an idea can become a business plan and [...]