I got my first Vineyard Vines tie (“Murray ’97 Expands Vineyard Vines to Retail,” fall 2012 Lafayette Magazine) from Merrill Lynch at the U.S. Open several years ago. I didn’t know the company was founded by a Lafayette graduate—very impressive—a great product and so very entrepreneurial. Fantastic. And I can buy them at the Short Hills Mall, a short ride from my office in Roseland, N.J., and my home in Mendham.

— Alan Pralgever ’73
Mendham, N.J.

I am the father of a high school senior. We are currently researching colleges, and I want to express my appreciation for the detailed information that Lafayette provides for parents and
prospective students to help them make decisions. You are very helpful in relieving the stress from people like me who are sending a child to college for the first time. My role is to guide my son, and I do hope he will see Lafayette as I do and make that smart choice.

— Yaw Apaah
Randallstown, Md.

Matt Mezger ’13 provided a great write-up and photos for the story, “Matt Mezger ’13 Inspired by Visit to Gravesite of the Marquis de Lafayette in Paris”. The Marquis was a great young man! It’s amazing how most of my friends and acquaintances in this area, about 25 miles from Lafayette, Ga., have absolutely no idea who he was. The Marquis was enlightened, courageous, a free-thinker, and a great guerrilla fighter as well. Thank you for this interesting story.

— Charlie Patterson
Chattanooga, Tenn.

As a good friend of Kathryn Kerge ’94 since freshman year, I remember Kathryn as always being incredibly motivated and ambitious throughout college, whether it involved academics or her position as president of the sorority. She never settled for mediocrity and constantly strived for something better. She has accomplished an incredible amount since leaving Lafayette and has earned this prestigious position (“Kerge ’94 Is Vice President of Ralph Lauren’s Club Monaco”).

— Mara Weinstein Friedman ’94
Livingston, N.J.

I was interested to read about Lafayette’s football history in Lafayette Magazine (“Maroon Club Hall of Fame Inducts Six Honorees,” fall 2012). When bragging to men in the retirement home where I live, they scoffed at Lafayette being national champion in 1894, 1921, and 1926 and said they thought Michigan, Chicago, Notre Dame, Stanford, or Harvard must have been. How about a feature about the early years of Lafayette’s football history?

I always find the magazine interesting, informative, and, editorially speaking, well put together.

— David S. Arnold ’42
Falls Church, Va.

Send us your thoughts about this issue of Lafayette Magazine.

Stevie O. Daniels, Editor
Communications Division
Lafayette College
Feather House
17 Cattell St.
Easton, PA 18042

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