The Lasallian Difference

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Brittany Payne, ’12

Audience Coordinator for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

  • Most people don’t get the chance to witness a Paul McCartney mini-concert at their jobs. But for Brittany Payne, ’12, it’s all in a late night’s work. In her role as audience coordinator at the new The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and previously as a page for NBCUniversal (NBCU), Payne has seen her fair share of celebrities.

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Cheryl Reeve, ’88, MBA ’90

Head coach of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx

  • For most people, getting a call from President Barack Obama is a funny dream you tell to your friends. But for Cheryl Reeve, ’88, MBA ’90, it was a reality. The President was calling to her on being named WMBA’s Coach of the Year and for leading her team, the Minnesota Lynx, to win the national championship (they’ve since won their second championship under Reeve’s leadership).

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Jillian Pintye, ’07

Fulbright Scholar

  • Nursing graduate Jillian Pintye, ’07 has arguably done more to give back to the world than most others her age—something that Pintye attributes to her time at La Salle. Pintye, a native of Tuckerton, N.J., graduated with her nursing degree and a desire to help others in need. This, and the aid of then-La Salle […]

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AmyLynn Flood, ’95

Partner, Compensation Practice at PwC, LLC

  • When I walked into my first accounting class, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing La Salle University. The professor was animated and engaging, and he immediately made the class feel like part of his “inner circle.” This sense of camaraderie remained with me and within the School of Business throughout my four years at La Salle, and it continues on to this day.

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Richard Mshomba, Ph.D., ’85

La Salle University professor of economics

  • He acknowledges that he is known as a tough professor in the classroom. “My professors challenged and supported me when I was an undergraduate. I want to do the same,” he said. “I have an understanding of the value of an education that others may not have. Higher education options are so limited world-wide—I want my students to realize how fortunate they are, and not to take their education for granted.”

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Clifton Cortez, ’89

HIV, Health and Development Practice Team Leader, United Nations Development Program's Asia and the Pacific Regional Center

  • Globally, 34 million people are living with HIV. The vast majority are in low- and middle-income countries. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped to strengthen responses to HIV and mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS. Clifton Cortez, ’89, has been the Asia and Pacific Regional Practice Leader in HIV, Health, and Development at UNDP […]

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William J. Burns, ’78

Deputy U.S. Secretary of State

  • Amidst the revolutionary events of Arab Spring, William J. Burns, ’78, was officially sworn in as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State on Sept. 8, 2011. It’s fitting because Middle Eastern relations have always played a prominent role in his education and career. Two decades ago, he helped organize a groundbreaking event in Middle Eastern negotiations—the […]

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Matthew Quick, ’95

best-selling author of The Silver Linings Playbook

  • “Things worked out for me largely because of what I did while I was at La Salle, writing every day,” he said. “I walked the red carpet at the Oscars last year, and Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for a character I wrote, and I did that with a La Salle English degree. So if people keep telling you that your dream is not possible, don’t believe them.”

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