Welcome to the spring issue of Lafayette magazine.

Easton mixed-media artist Kailey Atkinson created the artwork featured on the front and back covers of this special issue, which contains content that celebrates the efforts of members of the Lafayette community whose combined skills, strategies, and solutions are aimed at turning environmental challenges into opportunities. Using recycled Lafayette magazines and other recycled paper, Atkinson pieced together a green scene of College Hill. The central sunflower, which grew at LaFarm, rises over campus, symbolizing hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Also in this issue, we meet the current residents of the McKelvy house. The McKelvy Scholars program has welcomed students with different interests across different disciplines for 60 years. We go inside the Real Estate Lab, a joint venture between entrepreneurial leaders at Lafayette and the city of Allentown that is radically changing the downtown landscape—and the lives of people who live there. We honor seven members of our community who are retiring this year after making significant contributions to the College and mentoring countless students. And, finally, we remember Arthur Rothkopf ’55 H’05, the College’s 15th president who ‘had a deep and abiding commitment to all who made up the Lafayette community.’