Alumni Council

my St. Lawrence

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

Meeting Dates:
January 28-31, 2016
June 9-12, 2016
October 20-22, 2016


Meet Your Alumni 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 is a recently retired student affairs manager & graduate advisor at U. of CA, San Diego (UCSD) music department and lives in La Jolla, CA.  Previously, she worked in international education at the State Department and received her M.Ed in higher education at American U.  At SLU, she majored in French, with Music/Psychology minors, and was a member of the Laurentian Singers and Pi Beta Phi sorority.  As an alumna, she is a LAA, Manley Society member, co-chaired her 50th reunion, hosts area alumni events, and participates in alumni ski trips.  At home, Lori is active in historical and film societies and served as a warden in the Episcopal Church.  A NYC native, she has a son in LA and a daughter, granddaughter (and new grandson!) in Brooklyn.  She is an avid traveler, choral singer, film goer, cross-country skier, gardener, and enjoys all aspects of art and design.  



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 Gifts Development 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. Her brother, Will Dana, is in the class of 2016 at St. Lawrence.



Paul Danielson '67 is a practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon in South Burlington, Vermont (retiring from clinical practice at the end of June).  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.  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 years, she has worked in the field of educational administration 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 is a junior at Rollins College (where the new president and wife are Grant Cornwell '79 and Peggy Kelsey Cornwell '79).    She enjoys getting together regularly with SLU classmates at desirable locations around the world.

 Ed Forbes '02, president of the Alumni Executive Council, is a journalist and works as the Managing Editor and Consumer Experience Director at 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/Director of Marketing at Champlain National Bank in Willsboro, NY.  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.  Before her banking career began in 2008, she worked as a television news producer for the NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT.  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, and outdoor activities.  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 2010 for her 40th 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.



Dan G. Lee '05, New York, NY, joined Aethon in 2015 to focus on leading fundraising and investor relations.  Prior to joining Aethon, Dan was Head of Investor Relations for Aquiline Capital Partners, a financial services focused private equity firm with $3.0B in assets under management.  While at Aquiline, Dan led the firm’s fundraising efforts for its $1.0B 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. He received a B.A. in government from St. Lawrence University and serves on the school’s Alumni Executive Council.


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 ot 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 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 was a History major and was involved with CDC and Orientation.  He holds an M.B.A. from SUNY Buffalo.  Jay has worked in the outdoor recreation industry, the music and entertainment industry, and spent some time in the National Guard.  An avid cyclist, Jay has been leading bicycle tours in North America and Europe for over twenty-five years.  He is a Professor of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where he advises non-profit organizations.


Brendan McLaughlin '90 owns a consulting business, JBM Consulting, LLC.  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 is a member of the board of Trustees at Shady Side Academy, a K-12 independent school in Pittsburgh from which he graduated. 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, secretary of Alumni Council,works in the pharmaceutical industry as Director of Project Management & Clinical Support for KangLaiTe USA. 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 Tender 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 New York City with his partner, Bonnie, and their daughter Victoria.



Dan Posener '82 started his career at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, rising to Associate Managing Director. He received his law degree from Hofstra University and moved to Los Angeles where he was Director of Business Affairs for Pressman Films, an independent film production company. Following 5 years at Pressman, Dan joined Disney Theatrical Productions as Director of Business Affairs, handling business affairs for Disney's Broadway productions. In 2000, Dan joined National Artists Management Company as Associate Producer and Vice President of Business Affairs. In 2009, Dan re-joined Disney Theatrical Production where he oversees business affairs for Disney's live entertainment businesses.  Dan is 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. 


Robert G. Rood ’69 is a registered principal and has run an investment practice in Camillus, NY, for the last 31 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 3 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. 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 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 12 years, including a stint in Switzerland.  For the past two years, Cortney has been Brand Manager for Domestic Sparkling water.  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.


Susan Nicolais Weaver ’85 serves on the Darien Library Board of Trustees, Wee Burn Country Club Board of Directors, and is a Norwalk Hospital volunteer.  She spent a year abroad in Madrid, Spain, as an undergraduate and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the women’s tennis team.  She and her husband Bob ’85 have three sons and live in Darien, CT.


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. 

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