Category Archives: Volunteers

Norman Rumpf ’59 Helps Students Toward Their ‘Next Step’

Retired engineer Norman Rumpf ’59 returned to Lehigh for a week in summer 2017 as an expert-in-residence to mentor students in the LaunchBayC program of the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation and students in the Mountaintop Program. Rumpf was chief engineer within the Defense Support Program of Northrup Grumman Electronic systems. He earned … Continue reading Norman Rumpf ’59 Helps Students Toward Their ‘Next Step’

Jessica Huertas ’94: The Year Ahead for BALANCE

Over the last year, BALANCE has been in a rebuilding and restructuring phase, to better sustain our network and to allow opportunities for more volunteers and leadership roles. With the support of the new leadership at Lehigh and in the Alumni Relations office, we will begin filling new roles and looking for volunteers. If you … Continue reading Jessica Huertas ’94: The Year Ahead for BALANCE

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Shannon Varcoe ’15 ’16G

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. From the start of her first year at Lehigh University, Shannon Varcoe ’15 ’16G knew that … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Shannon Varcoe ’15 ’16G

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Patricia Girke ’55W

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. After Louis R. Girke graduated from Lehigh in 1955, he and his wife, Patricia, wanted to … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Patricia Girke ’55W

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Steve Bartosik ’77

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. Steve Bartosik has only missed one Reunion Weekend since 1978, and it was because he was … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Steve Bartosik ’77

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Steve Rittler ’99

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. Steve Rittler ’99 says he learned as much from being a computer engineering major at Lehigh … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Steve Rittler ’99

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Rosie Roessel ’13 ’14G

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. “When I think back on my time at Lehigh, even though it wasn’t too long ago, … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Rosie Roessel ’13 ’14G

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Matthew J. Raborn ’13 ’14G

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. The walls of the apartment of Matt Raborn ’13 ’14G are covered in Lehigh memorabilia — … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Matthew J. Raborn ’13 ’14G

Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Jarred S. Barnes ’13 ’14G

“Why I Remain Close to Lehigh”  is a collection of feature stories about Lehigh University alumni volunteers and their motivation to stay involved with their alma mater. The group of alumni were interviewed by Klaudia Jazwinska ’18 and Carina Bonasera ’19. If you see the young man dressed as an engineer in blue-and-white-striped overalls cheering wildly at … Continue reading Why I Remain Close to Lehigh: Jarred S. Barnes ’13 ’14G

Shannon Jaeger: Remembering Eugene Chovanes ’50

We all know of a legend. Chances are, we all remember the first time we heard of or met a legend. I remember the first time I met Eugene Chovanes ’50 or – excuse me – “Gene, Gene, the dancing machine.” It was Lehigh Reunion Weekend 2012. Gene was a fixture at Reunion. He always … Continue reading Shannon Jaeger: Remembering Eugene Chovanes ’50