Feature Stories

10 Questions With Andy LaFond, MBA, DBA, CPA, ’86

1.How or when did you develop a love for numbers? I think it’s something that some people have naturally. As a kid, I was always able to add numbers up in my head really well. Surprisingly, I wasn’t really good at math. But it was a class at Archbishop Wood High School with the legendary […]

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Amanda Bauman, ’05

We all know someone we compare to a superhero. Rarely do we find anyone with the official title. But Amanda Bauman, ’05, received just that when she was named “Super Woman” by South Jersey Magazine. Being a Super Woman is no easy task. But for Bauman, who has it all under control, it is well- […]

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Champions!

As Maci Bower, ’19, raced down the pitch towards the goal in the 108th minute of the A-10 Women’s Soccer Championship Final, the energy in VCU’s Sports Backers Stadium reached a fever pitch. Spectators cheered passionately as Bower’s teammates jumped up and down in excitement on the sideline. As the cheers grew louder, Bower’s older […]

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FLY, EXPLORERS, FLY!

As Philadelphia breathlessly watched the Eagles bring the first Lombardi Trophy home to the City, La  Salle alums working hard behind the scenes had the unbeatable experience of actually holding it in their hands. A total of 20 La Salle Communication alums worked Super Bowl LII this February. Seventeen work for the Eagles, two work […]

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Hall of Athlete Inductees

  From left to right standing: James “Jim” Rogers, Jr., CPA, ’78 (Dad Vails 1977 Champs), Jeff Hentz, ’82 (Baseball), Jeff Gershe, ’89 (Men’s Swimming), Don DeGrazia, ’78, (Dad Vail 1977 Champs) Fritz Sutter, MD, ’77, (Dad Vail 1977 Champs), and Ed Vasko,’82 (Dad Vail 1977 Champs) Seated: Bob McNamara, MD, ’78, ((Dad Vail 1977 […]

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Men’s Lightweight Eight

ROBERT MCNAMARA, ’78, MD Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital “To win like we did was an amazing rush,” Robert McNamara, ’78, MD, recalls of the 1977 Dad Vail Regatta. Over 30 years later, he runs Temple University’s emergency room and still races boats, noting that the two have a lot in common. […]

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Mission In Action

Some experiences stay with you. For Explorers, those experiences often manifest in many forms. But so many agree, the service trips students are able to embark on through La Salle Immersion and Volunteer Experience (LIVE) are one of them. But for one group in particular, the experience they gained from their service trip stayed with […]

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THE GIFT OF LIFE AND LOVE

It’s called the Widow Maker. A sudden heart attack that comes with an estimated survival rate of just 10 to 20 percent. As a pediatric nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Allison Kleinschmidt, ’12, handles a wide array of health issues every day with children. But she wasn’t […]

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Why I Gave Back: John Fries, ’66

A working class rowhome in Germantown is where the seeds of John Fries’s desire to give were first planted. “I’m one of six children of an Irish immigrant family,” John said. “I was lucky to receive an excellent Catholic education. Through hard work and success throughout the years, I’m blessed to be able to give […]

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