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Fords in Four: Cory Siegfried '08

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Cory Siegfried '08 shares how mentors from Haverford have played a part in his education and career path. He also gives advice to current students about learning how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. 

Dear Philadelphia

In this blog post, VI Former Matthew Mignucci writes a letter to the city leaders of Philadelphia, urging them to address the issues of poverty and homelessness. He discusses his work with the Germination Project, his experience interning near City Hall, and his hope that his favorite city can do better in the future. A version of this piece originally appeared in The Index.

Fords in Four: Daniel Coleman '04

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Dan Coleman '04, Advisor to the Democratic Whip of the PA House Democratic Caucus, discusses his career path in public service and shares his advice to current students to "understand the gifts and benefits you are privileged to have around you." 

How can parents raise confident children?

There are ways to foster confidence in your child that will bolster their performance in all facets of life. Jennifer Hallman, Middle School theater teacher, shares tips on how parents can help their sons shine on and off the stage. This piece originally appeared in IN Magazine.

Fords in Four: Bob Blakely '59

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Bob Blakely '59 shares the start of his interests in racing and rowing at Haverford, which led to setting a 300 MPH record on the Bonneville Salt Flats and being part of the founding of the Head of the Charles Regatta.   

Fords in Four: Anthony Youngblood '98

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Anthony Youngblood '98 shares his belief in his country and offers tips to inspire service in others.

Fords in Four: Piruz Partow '94

In Fords in Four, we ask an alum four questions; he shares insights and stories. Piruz Partow '94, executive director of Brooklyn Music School, shares his favorite Haverford memories and victories, as well as the lessons he learned and connections he built at the School. 

Fords in Four: Tom Caruso '06

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he provides insights and stories. In this blog post, Tom Caruso '06 discusses lessons of creativity, persistence, and personal strength he learned at Haverford that still serve him in his winemaking career and helped him in founding his own label, Pray Tell Wines.

How Can Parents Encourage Inquiry in Their Child?

There are ways to encourage inquiry in your child that will support their learning across disciplines and well into their future. Dr. Daniel Goduti, head of the science department, shares ways to keep your child engaged in scientific thought. This piece originally appeared in Main Line Today.