Lafayette alumni are leaders in their respective fields. They are managing Fortune 500 corporations, conducting world-renowned research, developing amazing technologies, creating positive change in communities near and far, and so much more. Here, several members of our 30,000 strong alumni family who are positively impacting our world reflect on the value of their Lafayette degree.

Desmond Austin-Miller ’17
Design Consultant, Deloitte

As an anthropology & sociology student, I learned skills that have served me well, like how to communicate with people who are from different parts of the world or places I’ve never been to….if you choose this major, not only does it make you desirable to some of the world’s most influential and well-resourced employers, but it gives you that skill set to go into those organizations and influence real change.” Read full story.


Miranda Wilcha ’16
Community gardens and compost coordinator, Greater Easton Development Partnership

“I came to Lafayette wanting to make a difference, and I feel that Lafayette helped me to connect the dots. I got the tangible skills I needed to make a difference in my life and the lives of others.” Read full story.


David Miller Jr. ’93
Major General, United States Space Force

“I found the study of anthropology and sociology to be compelling. It offered me a view into the best potential that America has, and the power of community, and I appreciated having great professors who opened my eyes to the difference you can make in people’s lives if you provide them with the right surroundings and the right support.” Read full story

Sarah Christy ’10
COO, International House Philadelphia

“The value of a Lafayette education is the diversity of experiences and perspectives you will gain, and I encourage all students to be open to the many opportunities that the College has to offer.” Read the full story.

Bruce Wayne ’04
Special Agent, FBI

“I’ve long felt that the beauty of a liberal arts college such as Lafayette is students’ ability to gain exposure over a wide range of study areas. This is no different in the Economics Department. Econ majors are exposed to a variety of courses that introduce strong fundamentals in such areas as accounting, finance, and economics to name a few. These diverse academic experiences, in conjunction with a dedicated and highly skilled faculty, help prepare students for a career in almost any facet of business…. or in my case, government service!” Read the full story