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Fords in Four: Darryl Clark '75

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Darryl Clark '75 shares fond memories of Spanish teacher Rafael Laserna, traces his career path to becoming a translator and touring musician in Spain, and gives advice to current students.   

Fords in Four: Andrew Acker '11

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Andrew Acker '11, integrated cardiac surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, reminisces on his high school years at Haverford, traces his career path into medicine, and shares lessons learned about working hard and following your passions.  

Fords in Four: Elliott Davis '77

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Elliott Davis '77 shares memories and lessons learned from Haverford, which have served him both in his 40-year career in finance and his newest venture, founding Mine Hill Distillery, in Roxbury, Conn. 

Fords in Four: Dan Walsh '78

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Dan Walsh '78, a painter, printmaker, and bookmaker based in New York, reflects on lessons learned at Haverford, the start of his art career, and his favorite exhibition. 

Fords in Four: Mario Maggio '13

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Mario Maggio '13, a propulsion test engineer with Intuitive Machines, shares how he first got interested in spaceflight as a career path, and important lessons he learned about becoming a Renaissance Man, during his time at Haverford. 

Fords in Four: John Patterson '98

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, John Patterson '98, executive chef at the Inn at Shelburne Farms, shares the lessons he learned at Haverford about leadership and mentorship, traces his career path, and shares advice about finding your passions.  

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. 

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." 

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.