October 27, 2014 |
Howard Lutnick lost his mother to cancer when he was a high school junior. And one week into his freshman year at Haverford College, his father died - the result of a tragic medical mistake. That's when he got the phone call from Robert B. Stevens, then president of Haverford: "Howard, your four years here are free. " Since then, Lutnick has been returning the kindness of the college that became a family when he most needed one. Now 53 and chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. - a New York City financial firm that lost 658 employees in the World Trade Center attacks - Lutnick has become the college's largest donor, a distinction deepened on Saturday with the announcement of his $25 million gift.
July 1, 2014 |
Eurita McDowell Roachford, 80, of Willingboro, a former teacher with the Burlington County Special Services School District, died of complications from a stroke Monday, June 23, at Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Levittown, Bucks County. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Roachford graduated from George Washington High School in Manhattan and earned a bachelor's in education at Hunter College and a teaching certificate at Queens College. Married in 1957, she and her husband, Ralph, lived until 1959 in West Germany, where he was an Army infantryman.
May 27, 2013 |
Marian Sehested Cousins, 73, a Willingboro High School guidance counselor whom the Burlington County Black Business and Professional Association named its 1988 Professional Person of the Year, died of lung cancer Friday, May 10, at her home in Mount Laurel. In 1986, she was named Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia office of Inroads, whose website states that its mission is "to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
August 21, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Four members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. Cathy Rush, C.M. Newton, Morgan Wootten and the late Pete Newell were announced Monday as the coaches to be honored this year with the award named after the Hall of Fame coach and that is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri. It recognizes those who have shown the character traits of Lapchick, who coached at St. John's and with the New York Knicks.
August 23, 2011 |
GOV. RICK Perry has hit the national stage with a number of controversies, but he's yet to raise a legitimate kitchen-table issue he's pressing in Texas. Perry has been pushing schools in the Texas system of higher education to come up with a $10,000 college degree. That's right, he wants at least some of the state colleges to provide a diploma that will cost only $10,000 in toto - not a year. As Carrie Lukas points out in an op-ed in the Washington Times, college presidents in the state scoff at the idea, claiming that the quality of education will suffer greatly with such a low-ticket degree.
April 6, 2011 |
Pride and progress The Center City District celebrated its 20th anniversary at a cocktail reception for 400 guests, held March 29 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. At a time when Center City was down and dirty, Paul R. Levy and Ron Rubin, among others, set out in 1991 to make Center City "clean and safe. " Since its founding, the district has become a model for reviving ailing downtowns. Levy, president and CEO of the district, said removing litter "reduced crime . . . and helped to restore confidence in the downtown area.
December 15, 2010
John E. Chester, 78, of Ambler, an executive for a former surgical-supply company in Fort Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 9, of heart problems at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Chester started out selling surgical instruments in the mid-1950s. He was on the road for a variety of firms and, over the years, moved up to corporate president of the former Pilling Co. in Fort Washington. The company was sold in 1993 to become Teleflex. Six years ago, Mr. Chester finally retired after doing consulting work for a variety of companies from 1993 to 2004, said his wife, the former Arden Fuller.
August 11, 2010 |
He checked like the rest of the overachievers - updating the Web page day after day, scanning his transcript for those dreaded B-pluses tugging his grade-point average in the wrong direction. By late May, rising Penn junior Nick Migliacci knew for sure: He'd scratched out a 3.2 (out of 4) GPA for the spring semester. So close. "I mean, I got the grades," Migliacci recalled, sighing, "but lost the bet. " Since last fall, Migliacci has been wagering on his grades through a website called Ultrinsic.
June 23, 2010 |
After being involved in an accident nearly 15 years ago, Nancy A. Milne Haff decided she wanted "a change of scenery" in the way she helped people, said her daughter, Heather Stousy-Stork. Mrs. Haff left her job as a social worker at Catholic Charities in Burlington County and began the training that would make her a paramedic. Mrs. Haff, 63, of Woodland Township, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, June 13, at her home. As a social worker, Mrs. Haff led various programs through Catholic Charities, including "Adopt a Family for the Holidays.