Alumni Archive

  • Students organize the biggest-ever Winter Reading Project.

  • Tom Heller, C’95, has loved movies ever since he was a kid. Childhood classics like E.T. eventually gave way to science fiction, like Back to the Future, before Heller graduated to the likes of Pulp Fiction. What was once a childhood fascination has turned into a successful career as a producer at Everest Entertainment, a New York-based film finance and production company.

  • Alison Byerly, G’84, GR’89, former Middlebury College Provost and current visiting scholar in literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named the first female president of Lafayette College. We sat down with Byerly to discuss her experience at Penn, her work at Middlebury, and her big transition. Just how does a new college president balance scholarly interests with the demands unique to the job?

  • Erin Healy, C’00, is on a mission to improve access to healthy food for youth of all incomes. Her Miami-based organization, Youth L.E.A.D. (Leading Environmental Advocacy through Democracy), is dedicated to promoting local food resources, educating young people on nutrition, and training student apprentices to spread the word that everyone deserves a healthy start.

  • Recent College graduate Avanthi Raghavan investigates the gene that may play a role in cardiovascular disease.

  • Recent College graduate Sam Adelsberg helps micro-entrepreneurs in the West Bank.