Lafayette College

Lafayette College, an undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1826, was one of the first institutions of higher education in the United States to offer a degree in civil engineering— equipping students with the capabilities of analyzing, innovating, planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the built world. In 1844, Lafayette graduated David Kearney McDonogh, the first enslaved person in the U.S. to receive a college degree and who became a prominent New York City physician. Two Lafayette graduates have won the Nobel Prize, both for medicine. Lafayette has a long partnership with the City of Easton, extending back to the College’s founding by a group of local citizens.

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