Alumni Council

my St. Lawrence


Ed Forbes '02, President
Bill Cowan '86, Vice President
Jacquie Kuno '84, Treasurer
Sue North '76, Secretary

Meeting Dates:
June 9-12, 2016
October 20-22, 2016

 

Meet Your Alumni Executive Council

 

 

Mark Armstrong '12 is a project manager with Cumming Corporation in New York City.  While at St. Lawrence, he was a member of the men's hockey team and majored in Economics. 

 





Lori Strauss Bantz '67 retired after 25 years at U. of CA, San Diego, Lori was student affairs manager & graduate advisor in Music, and previously worked in international education at the U.S. State Dept.  A French major, Music/Psychology minor, Laurentian Singer, and Pi Beta Phi sister, she received an M.Ed in higher education at American U.  Lori has been a LAA, 45th reunion co-chair, area events' host, went on eight SLU alumni ski trips, is a Manley Society member, and initiated the first Laurentian Singers reunion. Other long time interests include travel, film, and cross-country skiing.  A NYC native, Lori lives in La Jolla, CA, where she has served on various boards. Her son is an architect in LA, and daughter Jenny, an editor at the Metropolitan Museum, lives in Brooklyn with her two grandchildren.



 

Adam W. Casler '06, Loudonville, NY, is the Assistant Director of Residential Life at Siena College. He was a combined History-Canadian Studies major at St. Lawrence and went on to earn a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. While at St. Lawrence, he was a member of Thelmo, Omicron Delta Kappa, a Community Assistant (RA), and a student worker in the Admissions Office. Since graduating, he has served as a Class Reporter and member of the Class of 2006 Young Alumni Committee.

 




Neil Chatterjee '99 is a senior policy aide to US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He majored in sociology and psychology and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Business. At SLU he was a Minority Scholar, a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, a member of Thelmo, and participated in the study abroad program in Vienna. As an alumnus he worked on the reunion development committee and is serving as the Class of '99 Alumni Chair. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, he and his wife reside in Herndon, VA with their three young sons. He serves as Chairman of the Brad Wilkerson Charitable Foundation, on the steering committee for the Holy Cross Hospital Foundation and on the Washington DC development committee for the University of Cincinnati's billion dollar capital campaign.



 

William Cowan '86, Alumni Council vice president, is President/Chief Executive Officer, SMM Capital Partners. An economics major, Bill was a Vilas Scholar and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He is a member of the National Major Gifts Committee, has been a Laurentian in Residence, and has volunteered in reunion fundraising. He is married to Jill Cowan and lives in Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

Tracy Dana ’07, originally from Bernardsville, NJ, is a Major Gift Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  While at St. Lawrence, Tracy was a History Major with a double Minor in African Studies and British Literature.  Outside the classroom, she was involved in the community as a member of Delta Delta Delta and participated in the Kenya Semester Program during the spring of 2006.

 

 

Paul Danielson '67 is an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who retired from clinical practice in June 2015.  He has been active professionally, serving on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an examiner and as President in 2000.  He is Chair of the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and was president of the Medical Staff in 2008.  He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the University of Vermont Medical Center.  His wife, Carol Bisby Danielson, is a 1967 SLU graduate and they have two children and three  grandchildren.  His son, Gregory (SLU '96) is married to classmate Cindy Enman '96.  His daughter, Emily, and her husband are both dentists practicing in Burlington, VT.  Paul and his wife enjoy sailing on Lake Champlain and golfing in Florida.



Mary Claire Farnham '03 is project assistant a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH.  A neuroscience major, Mary Claire was elected to ODK leadership honorary and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.  She also served as an admissions associate, a career advisor, Saints Network volunteer and Reunion planning volunteer.





 

Amy Pollard Faulkner '81, lives in Newburyport, MA.  For the last twenty-eight years, she has worked in educational administration for Boston University and now at Phillips Exeter Academy in Development/Major gifts.  She has two children: a son who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a daughter who graduated from Rollins College (where the new president and wife are Grant Cornwell '79 and Peggy Kelsey Cornwell '79).    She gets together regularly with SLU classmates.
 


 Ed Forbes '02, president of the Alumni Executive Council, is a journalist and works as the Managing Editor and Consumer Experience Director at lohud.com and The Journal News in White Plains. At St. Lawrence, he majored in English and History/Canadian studies. He was editor of The Hill News, president of his class and president of Omicron Delta Kappa. Since graduating, he has volunteered as a Laurentian Admissions Associate, as co-chair of his class giving committee and as co-chair of his fifth and tenth reunions. He earned a master's degree in 2008 from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Mount Kisco with his wife, Emily Hunt Forbes '04, and their daughter, Caroline. 

  

 


Emily Goulet '16,
from Epsom, NH, is a Music and Performance and Communications Arts major.  She is Vice President of the Student Alumni Association and, for the past two years, has worked at Reuion Weekend in Presidential Events, which has allowed her to interact with alumni who come back to campus.  She has also worked in Admissions as a clerical assistant.  As an avid piano player, she is involved in many of the musical performances on campus.




 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Roy Hallock ’04 is the Vice President and Director of Marketing at Champlain National Bank in Willsboro, NY, where she handles all aspects of the Bank’s marketing, advertising and public relations.  Before her banking career, she worked as a television news producer for the NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT.  She was an English-Writing and Speech & Theatre double major at St. Lawrence, and went on to earn an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  While at St. Lawrence she was the Editor of the The Hill News, Director of the Singing Sinners, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, studied abroad in London, and worked as a Management Assistant in the Admissions Office.  She and her husband, Thom Hallock, live in Plattsburgh, NY.



 

 

Dave Halstead '91, from East Meadow, NY, has over 20 years as a financial service professional with experience as a strategic member of corporate management teams.  He has recently been named Vice President of the Long Island Branch--Northeast Region of AXA Advisors, LLC.  He has management responsibility in the Woodbury, NY branch office of AXA Advisors and recruits, trains and develops individuals who want to build careers as entrepreneurial financial professionals.  In addition, he works with individuals and business owners to provide strategies to help them achieve their financial goals.



  


Heidi Hansen '70, from Chatham, NJ, majored in biology at St. Lawrence, and was active in Thelmo, KDS, the Outing Club and Sailing Club.  She received her MBA from Cornell and later earned her CPA and CFA. As an alumna, she has volunteered in admissions and in her reunion planning efforts, most recently in 2015 for her 45th reunion. 



 


Christopher Hyde '16
, from Hollis, NH, is a Government major with a Spanish minor and has been involved with a variety of campus activities over the course of his three years at SLU.  He served as Vice President of University Relations for Thelmo, is on the club lacrosse team, dabbled in rugby, and is a recent inductee to ODK and a brother of Beta Theta Pi.  He was drawn to St. Lawrence by the sense of community he felt when visiting and speaking with alumni and, as a student, feels compelled to give back to that community which has given so much to him.  He is excited to help grow and strengthen St. Lawrence for future generations and looks forward to working with Alumni Council.

 




 

Jacquelyn Hasper Kuno '84, P'12, '15, '17, treasurer of Alumni Council, has been a writer and fundraiser for colleges and philanthropic organizations throughout her career.  As well, she has worked as a lobbyist in Albany, a writer in the NYS Assembly, and at SLU in the Alumni Office with iconic Alumni Director Frank Shields '54.  With her husband and "SLU Sweetheart" Steve '83, she has also assisted in their fuel distribution/convenience stores business while raising their four children, three of whom (so far) are Laurentians.  A Government major at St. Lawrence, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sigma, the women's soccer team, Singing Sinners, and spent a semester in Vienna, Austria.  Throughout the years, Jacquie has volunteered extensively in her community, most recently chairing the successful capital campaign for Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and for a variety of Laurentian causes, including fundraising and class reunion organization.

 

 

Daniel G. Lee III '05, New York, NY, currently serves as the Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations for Aethon Energy, a Dallas, TX based energy focused private equity firm.  Prior to joining Aethon, Dan was Head of Investor Relations for Aquiline Capital Partners, a financial services focused private equity firm with $3.0 billion in assets under management.  While at Aquiline, Dan led the firm’s fundraising efforts for its $1.0 billion third fund.  Previously, he was a Director and the Head of Investor Relations for Falconhead Capital.  Dan is also experienced as a placement agent, having been involved in capital raising for buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, and real asset fund managers.  Dan began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Fox-Pitt Kelton, a global boutique investment bank specializing in the financial services sector.



 

Chelsea (Nuffer) Lloyd '10 graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Performance & Communication Arts.  At St. Lawrence, Chelsea was an Admissions Ambassador, Communications Intern and participated on the varsity cross country and track & field teams. She captained the cross country squad to a second place finish at NCAAs in 2009. Chelsea is a Market/Business development specialist for Axiall Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of chlorovinyls and aromatics. She and her husband David '08 live in Atlanta, GA where they host gatherings for Atlanta-area Laurentians. 

 

 

Pamela MacBrayne '70 is a consultant in higher education, specializing in planning, change management and online learning.  A Sociology major, she received a Master's and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Albany and the University of Maine, respectively.  At SLU, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta, the tennis and basketball teams, Outing Club, Panhellenic Council, Operation Boomerang, the 4-1-4 Study Committee and a cheerleader.  In 1968, she was Winter Carnival Queen.  As a new alumna, Pam was President of the NYC Alumni Club, fundraising volunteer and member of the Alumni Executive Council.  Upon moving to Maine in 1976 to pursue a career providing educational opportunities to rural adults, she remained active in fundraising as Reunion Giving Chair and Class Agent and has served many years as a Laurentian Admissions Advisor in addition to serving on many committees and boards in her community.  An avid skier, sailor and adventurer, Pam has sailed extensively along the coasts of northern Europe and eastern North America and throughout the Caribbean, learning about indigenous cultures and teaching English to school children along the way.

 

James E. "Jay" McKee '71 majored in History at St. Lawrence.  He was involved in Community Development Corps and Orientation.  Jay holds an MBA from SUNY Buffalo.  Jay has worked in the outdoor recreation industry (skiing and cycling), and the music and entertainment industries. He also served as an officer in the National Guard.  An avid cyclist, Jay has led bicycle tours in Europe and North America.  He recently became professor emeritus after thirty-seven years teaching at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.  He now advises non-profits and enjoys living in Vermont.


 

Brendan McLaughlin '90 is a registered Professional Engineer and Senior Client Manager with Woodard & Curran a 850-person environmental consulting, engineering, science and operations form.  His efforts are focused on scoping, selling and delivering professional service, construction and operations & maintenance solutions that help industrial clients meet their business objectives while complying with federal, state and local environmental regulations. While at SLU, Brendan was captain of the swimming team, a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, photo editor for The Hill News, and a member of Thelmo.  Brendan and his wife Susie live in Pittsburgh with 3 children.


 


Annie Montgomery '68 majored in Biology, with an emphasis in Microbiology. After SLU, she continued in that specialty as a researcher in several medical schools’ virology departments.  Annie was married for many years and has three adult children, and now one new granddaughter.  In 2006, she graduated from Plymouth State University earning a Masters’ degree in Counseling Education. Presently she lives in New York City and works in the field of child abuse and neglect. She is a parenting educator and healthy relationships presenter.  She is an avid skier, tennis player and golfer.


 

Susan Eichman North '76, treasurer of Alumni Council, works in the pharmaceutical industry managing clinical research studies in oncology and other indications. Sue and her husband are fortunate to have careers that are location-independent, which allows them to split their time between Fleming Island, FL and Woolwich, ME. She was a chemistry major at St. Lawrence and a member of Delta Delta Delta, the Chemistry Honor Society and the Sociology Honor Society. Following SLU, Sue received her MBA from Babson College and her Masters in Clinical Investigation from Mass General Institute of Health Professionals.

 

Randy L. Olivo '06 is the Business Manager for Zurich Insurance Group's Corporate Life & Pensions NA (CLP NA) group. He majored in Economics and Government. Prior to Zurich, Randy held several roles at JPMorgan Chase within Financing Market Products' Securities Lending group in New York City. While at St. Lawrence, Randy was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, held several positions in student government including VP & Chair of Senate Affairs, was a Community Assistant (RA), Chairman of the Student Alumni Association, President of the Class of 2006 Council, and worked as an Admissions Management Assistant. As an alumnus, Randy has been involved by interviewing prospective students, attending college fairs, and serving as a G.O.L.D. Class Fundraising Chair. Randy lives in Yonkers, NY and will be relocating to South Florida later this year, with his partner, Bonnie, and their daughter Victoria.

 

 

 

Daniel Posener '82 is an entertainment industry business affairs executive/producer in New York City.  He has worked on 20 Broadway shows and is currently at National Artists Management Company (Chicago, Pippin, Scottsboro Boys, Waitress) and previously worked at Disney Theatrical Productions (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins).  He was a government major at SLU and received a law degree from Hofstra University.  At SLU, Dan was a Laurentian Singer, on Thelmo, a member of Sigma Chi and actively involved in SLU’s theatre department.  Dan has been an adjunct professor in Brooklyn College's Master of Performing Arts Management program and has taught classes on Theatre Law and Business at the Commercial Theatre Institute and Columbia Law School.  He is currently on the board of the Vineyard Theatre, a major New York City non-profit theatre.



 

Robert G. Rood ’69 is a registered principal and has run an investment practice in Camillus, NY, for the last 34 years.  He majored in economics at SLU and earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1977.  At SLU, Bob was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, a captain of the football team, president of the “L Club,” a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honorary, and an economics tutor.  After graduation, Bob served as a lieutenant in the US Army via the SLU ROTC program, then as NYS Assistant State Conservationist for the USDA Soil Conservation Service.  He has been a 3 time president of Camillus Rotary, regular emcee of its annual luncheon, and current chair of its scholarship program; has served as treasurer and 3 time warden of St. James Episcopal Church; and is currently president of the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club. Currently, Bob and his wife Judi McCuen Rood ’69 live in Camillus, NY; Naples, FL; and Lake Bonaparte, NY.  They have 3 children and 4 grandsons.

 

Katherine Scheider '78 is a realtor with Coldwell Banker in Erie, Pennsylvania.  An Economics major, she was voted outstanding sophomore woman and, as a result, was invited to Canaras to address Alumni Council.  She was head of the campus tour guides and can probably still recite the majority of her talk!  As an alum, she has enjoyed recruiting at college fairs and private interviews in Skaneateles, NY, and Erie, Pennsylvania, as well as returning to campus for reunions and alum events. 


 

Philip J. Sprague '80, P'11 majored in Government at St. Lawrence. He participated in the Nairobi Semester Program and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.  After graduation (in the true liberal arts tradition), he taught math for a year, attended Albany Law School and earned a commission in the U.S.A.F.  For the past 30 years, Phil has been a Financial Advisor with MassMutual.  Active in his community, Phil is a past President of Northern New York Community Foundation, the Watertown Rotary Club, the Thompson Park Conservancy, the Samaritan Keep Home, and the NNY Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.  He has served as an Elder, Deacon, and Trustee of First Presbyterian Church in Watertown. He and his wife Emily have two daughters: Caroline (Hamilton College ’09, Boston College MBA, ’14), and Julia (SLU ’11, Princeton Theology School Master’s Candidate, ’16).

 

 

 

Charles J. Sullivan '89 is a partner in the law firm of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse, NY.  He practices business law, advising many business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in transactional, financing, regulatory and governance matters.  He serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Holy Family School in Syracuse, and is a long-time coach of the Christian Brothers Academy competition team for the New York State Bar Association Mock Trial Program.  While at St. Lawrence, Charlie was a government major, a Laurentian Singer, an ODK member and officer, Chief Justice of the Student Judiciary Board, a Resident Assistant and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Charlie also was a President Scholar, a Senior Award Winner and a Who's Who inductee. Charlie resides in Jamesville, New York with his wife, Debbie and their three children.


Mark Taylor '75 was a member of Beta Theta Pi, wrote for the Hill News, was on the track team, and in Thelmo. He majored in Political Science and subsequently received a MA in Government from Villanova University in 1977 and a law degree from Temple Law School in 1980. He transitioned from law into real estate and is First Vice President of Investments for Marcus & Millichap, a national investment real estate services firm. He married Ilene Wasserman, PhD (Cornell ’77) in 1984. They have resided in Penn Valley, PA, just outside Philadelphia, since then, where they raised two children, Erin (26) and Matthew (24), both graduates of Tufts University.  Both Mark & llene have been very active in their community.  Mark was elected to the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, among a host of other local government roles and Ilene currently serves as Chair of the Lower Merion Human Relations Commission. Both have served in various community capacities and on various boards.

 

 

Cortney Terrillion '99, from Greenwich, CT, graduated with a BS in Physics. As a student, Cortney was Class Vice President, a Thelmo senator, SLUSAF central treasurer, a Chi Omega sister, in the Physics and Math Honoraries and coxswain for men's crew.  Starting in sales & marketing consulting with Cannondale Associates, she soon transitioned to Nestle Waters North America, where she has worked in a variety of marketing strategic and analytic roles for the past 14 years, including a stint in Switzerland.  She recently moved to the sales side and is currently Saldes Strategy Manager for the National Distributor Network.  She volunteers with Greenwich Library Friends on Flinn Gallery Marketing  and is a sustaining board member of the Junior League of Greenwich.  Cortney is a food & wine enthusiast and enjoys traveling, reading, golf & skiing.  

 

 

Kyani Vazquez '16, from New York City, is an Economics and Business in the Liberal Arts major with a minor in European Studies.  She is very involved in campus activities and has participated in Thelmo, SLU Buddies, La Sociedad and BSU as well as the St. Lawrence London Abroad Program.  She is currently a Community Assistant in Residence Life and an Information Technology Student Technician. 

 

Danielle Weaver '07, from Jamestown, NY, is the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Daemen College in Amherst, NY.  After St. Lawrence, Danni received her masters degree from Buffalo State College in Higher Education Administration. While at St.Lawrence, she served as Class President for three years, an Orientation Leader, member of the chapel planning committee, Townhouse Council, Admissions Intern, and also served as Student Delegate to the Alumni Council.


 

 

Jan Hunt Williams '70, P'98, '99, '02 is a clinical social worker. She majored in sociology and received her Master's in Social Work from SUNY Buffalo. While at St. Lawrence she was a member of Kappa Delta Sigma, University Choir, Thelmo, Student Judicial Board, Mortar Board, CDC and Alpha Kappa Delta and was an orientation leader and ROTC sponsor. Since graduating she has served as Class Agent, a reunion co-chair and Laurentian Admission Associate. She is married to Rodge Williams '68 and they are the parents of three Laurentians: Sally '98, Hale '99 and Johanna ‘02. She enjoys semi-retirement at their home on Keuka Lake, New York.

 

Maya Williams '16, from Schenectady, New York, is a senior majoring in Government and minoring in Educational Studies.  On campus, she has been the Student Life Chair of the Thelomathesian Society for three semesters and hopes to continue this role during her senior year.   In addition to the new position on the Alumni Council, she has also worked in the Admissions Office since her first year and will be a Summer Intern for Admissions as well as a Senior Fellow next year. 


Meet Incoming Alumni Council Members
2016-2017

Brian Abernethy ’12 is a National Account Manager for 3M, residing in Charlotte, NC.  While at SLU, Brian was an Economics major with a minor in Sports Studies & Exercise Science. The Ballston Spa, NY native was a goalkeeper on the Men’s Soccer team, playing for current SLU Athletic Director Bob Durocher.  He participated in the study abroad program, spending the Spring semester of 2011 in London Programme.  Brian is currently pursuing his MBA at Wake Forest University while continuing to work full time, and is expected to complete the degree in August of 2017.

Karoline Chrzanowski-Sears ’06 of Albany, NY is the Associate Director of Student Activities at Union College in Schenectady, NY. A native of the North Country, she was a North Country-Augsbury Scholar at St. Lawrence, majoring in Psychology. She continued her education at NYU earning a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2008. While at SLU, she was a member of Thelmo, Photo Floor, SLU Buddies, Orientation, Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi psychology honorary, and Phi Beta Kappa. She is also one-half of a SLU Couple, meeting her spouse on the first day of orientation in 2003. As an alumna, she participates in her alumni community as a Laurentian Admissions Associate, was financial co-chair for 2006’s fifth reunion, is a Sustaining Saint donor, and is a member of the Class of 2006 Young Alumni Annual Fund group.





Elizabeth A. Colucci ’87 P’17, has worked in higher education her entire career.  She tells people she loved college/SLU so much she never left.  She is currently is the Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.  There she works with outstanding students as they compete for national and international awards.  Elizabeth earned a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and worked at Simmons College School of Social Work and Michigan State University prior to working at the University at Buffalo (UB).  Elizabeth (Beth while she was at SLU) was an economics major who was a member of Chi Omega, the Orientation Planning Committee, Parents Weekend Committee, ODK, worked in the Admissions Office and interned there as well.  Elizabeth has a son Peter Rasimas ’17 and a son Andrew Rasimas ‘19 who is at UB.  She has enjoyed being a student, alumnae, and now a SLU parent. 

Donald W. Jenkins ’84, P’11, P’14, is a Financial Advisor focusing on portfolio construction and retirement planning in South Burlington, VT.  He was an Economics major at SLU and played on the tennis team missing one season participating in the Vienna semester abroad.  After working as a CPA for 8 years, Don has been an investment advisor since 1998.  Don is a member of the South Burlington Rotary Club and currently serves as Treasurer on the town’s Community Library’s Board of Trustees.   Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Association (Greensboro, VT).  Over the past 8+ years, my wife, Anne ’84, and Don have been visiting SLU to initially watch their daughter, Kelley ’11, play tennis and then braving those balmy Spring baseball games in which their son, Ben ’14, pitched.  Both Don and Anne enjoy playing tennis while Don finds additional time for platform tennis in the winter and golf in the summer.  Don looks forward to serving on the Council and helping to move St. Lawrence forward.



Dave Murray '70 was a math major, president of the senior class, played varsity football and was a member of CDC and Sigma Pi fraternityl. He now is the President of the National Center for College Costs in Greencastle, Indiana.  Dave began his nearly 30 years in college admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence where he worked in Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Activities.  Subsequently he worked at Syracuse University, then at DePauw University as the Dean of Admission and Associate Provost, and then the Executive Director of nationally-recognized Lilly Endowment-funded programs created to increase the college-bound rate at partner Indiana schools. Under his leadership, the DePauw admission program was the subject of MacNeil/Lehrer and U.S. News and World Report studies of a top private college admission program.  He served on the College Board’s Midwest Regional Council and the European Council of International Schools U.S. College Committee. Most recently, at the request of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Murray and his team built the Indiana College Costs Estimator website (www.indianacollegecosts.org), the most comprehensive college selection, admissions and financial aid website in the country.

Jeffrey T. Scuteri ’77 majored in Government at St. Lawrence, is a brother at Beta Theta Pi, participated in the Washington Semester and was active in the IFC.  After graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 1980, Jeff worked as an Assistant District Attorney and then for the Massachusetts Defender’s Committee as a Public Defender in their Felony Trial Unit.  He currently practices law in Salem, Massachusetts and lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Hamilton, Massachusetts as all children are now finally out of the house.







Elizabeth Shaffer '11
is an Account Supervisor with Curley Company, a public relations firm in Washington, D.C. owned by Trustee Jennifer Curley Reichert ‘90. Prior to Curley Company, Elizabeth served as communications director for New York Congressman Tom Reed and ran communications for his congressional campaign during the 2012 election cycle. She has also served as a legislative aide and press secretary in the New York State Senate. While at St. Lawrence, Elizabeth majored in Government with a minor in Religious Studies. She was a member of the riding team and participated in the Washington Semester Program at American University. Originally from Honeoye Falls, NY, Elizabeth now resides in Alexandria, VA. 

 

Ron Thomson ’70, is retired from MassMutual Financial Group where he was a Vice President and served as a Registered Principal with their investment broker-dealer MML Investors Services. He majored in Sociology at SLU and earned an MBA from Western New England University in 1978. At SLU, Ron was on the soccer team, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honorary, a member of Scabbard and Blade and secretary of the “L Club”. After graduation, Ron served as an officer in the US Army for four years with special designations of Airborne and Ranger. He coached youth sports programs in his community, and served six years on the local school committee, three as chairman. He is active in his church having served as a deacon and currently as financial secretary. He has volunteered in his class reunion planning efforts, most recently in 2015 for his 45th reunion. He and his wife Katherine (Kitty) reside in Hampden, MA and also have a home in Boothbay Harbor, ME. They have two children, Scott, Syracuse 2002, and Allison, University of Vermont 2006, and 3 grandchildren. 



Ben Wheeler ’18, from Longmeadow, MA, is an Economics and Business double major and has been increasingly involved since he arrived on campus in the fall after transferring. He is an active member of both the club lacrosse and club hockey teams and is a new member of Beta Theta Pi. He came to St. Lawrence after hearing of the great experience his sister, Anne Wheeler ’14, had and the great community of both current students and alumni supporting the school. After only having been here a year, Ben already feels compelled to give back and to help better the school so that many others may have the same great experience. He is excited to be a delegate to the Alumni Council and looks forward to further strengthening St. Lawrence. 




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