Meet Your Alumni Executive Council

Council Officers:

* Indicates new member (elected June 2019)
Brian Abernethy '12Brian Abernethy '12 is the Director of Business Development for TSYS, residing in Charlotte, NC. While at St. Lawrence, 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 St. Lawrence athletic director Bob Durocher. He participated in the study abroad program, spending the spring semester of 2011 on the London Programme. Brian completed his MBA at Wake Forest University in the fall of 2017.
Gretchen Kyrtiz Bates '82, P'20Gretchen Kyrtiz Bates '82, P'20 and her husband, Stephen, have three children: Joshua, 31, who is gainfully employed in the Boston area; Charlie, who sadly, and unexpectedly, passed away from SUDEP in 2011 at the age of 23 after battling uncontrolled epilepsy and autism; and Charlotte, who will be graduating from St. Lawrence in 2020. Gretchen continues to be involved in numerous charities, mainly focused on special needs, veterans, and the arts. She has also served St. Lawrence as a member of the Parents Committee and as a Saints Network event volunteer. After St. Lawrence and before children, Gretchen worked for Sebree Gallery and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Over the years, she has held numerous positions in her husband's contract manufacturing company. She enjoys time with family, friends, skiing, tennis, golf, and is excited to be a member of the Alumni Council and help carry on the mission of St. Lawrence.
Rick Beyer '66Rick Beyer '66 is a retired elementary school teacher and principal in theSyracuse City School District in Syracuse, NY. Born and brought up on Long Island, he attended St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY as an undergraduate economics major and then went on to graduate school at Syracuse University, receiving a MS in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Elementary Education. While in graduate school, Rick got a teaching position in Syracuse and remained in the district in many different positions for 35 years. Retiring to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rick has tutored privately and at the Seminole Tribe headquarters, served as a researcher in best business practices and has been active in several areas that are important to him. Among them are the LGBTQ Victory Fund, New York City based Abraham in Motion dance company, St.Lawrence LGBTQ and diversity initiatives and political action efforts as a data captain in the ’08 and ’12 Obama campaigns and the ’16 Clinton campaign and activism in the areas of climate change and LGBTQ, immigrant and human rights. Rick serves as a LINC mentor and is a member of the IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Across Laurentians) committee. In 2016 Rick was honored with the G. Atwood Manley Society Achievement Award and in 2018, as a result of his contributions to a diverse campus life, was awarded the 2018 National Role Model Alumnus Award from Minority Access, Incorporated.
Dave-Bickford-00Dave Bickford '00* leads global client relationships for CoinDesk, which includes the blockchain industry leading Consensus events, CoinDesk digital media, and data & research. CoinDesk sits at the center of the highly engaged blockchain community, and Dave works with forward-thinking companies of all sizes across various sectors and regions, namely enterprise tech, global consultancies, financial services, education, legal, digital asset & tokenization, and more. In his time at CoinDesk, Dave has seen the introduction of Blockchain Week NYC in partnership with the City of New York, of which Consensus is the anchor, the September 2018 launch of Consensus: Asia, and the 2nd year of Consensus: Invest for institutional investors. Prior to joining CoinDesk, Dave spent 12 years at Bloomberg and CNBC in media sales and 5 years at NBC News and Turner Sports in TV production. Dave lives in NYC with his wife Kate and daughter Piper, SLU class of '31.
Sajana-Blank-08Sajana Blank ’08* grew up in Vermont and graduated with honors in Global Studies and a Minor in African Studies. She held leadership roles in Oxfam and Amnesty International, and was a member of SLU Dance Team and Dance Ensemble all four years of school. Her semester abroad experiences in Kenya and India were integral to her studies and helped shape her personal and professional trajectory post-college. Sajana started a career in International Education when she returned to SLU in 2010 as the Assistant Director of the Center for International and Intercultural Studies. This allowed Sajana to strengthen her commitment to SLU while broadening her understanding of the student experience and the importance of a liberal arts education. After her time at St. Lawrence, Sajana moved to New York City where she currently resides. She holds a MS from Fordham University in Nonprofit Leadership, where she currently works as an international educator. Sajana is deeply committed to peace and social justice, working with young people and having the chance to meet new people and travel the world.  
Liam-Burbage-20Liam Burbage '20* is from Boston, MA and is an active member of the St. Lawrence community.  He is a Communications Major with an English Minor.  Liam competes on the St. Lawrence Track and Field team as a runner, high jumper, and triple jumper in both the Winter Indoor team and on the Spring Outdoor team, where he is known for his positive lookout and personality.  He has accomplished many titles in his track career such as Liberty League Athlete of the Week.  Liam strives to help his teammates both on the track and off the track.  Liam is also a member of the Thelomatheaian Society where he serves as a Senator to the student body, and as a member on the University Advancement Committee.  Liam has also contributed to the University through volunteering on the Bittersweet Farm, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and the Special Olympics.  He also enjoys surfing, skiing, five triathlons, and anything outdoors.  Liam hopes to keep alumni and students connected throughout his Senior year and in the future.
Karoline Chrzanowski-Sears '06Karoline Chrzanowski-Sears '06 of Albany, NY, works as an Associate in Higher Education at the NYS Department of Education, Office of College and University Evaluation. 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 St. Lawrence, 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 St. Lawrence couple, having met 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 fundraising co-chair for the Class of 2006's fifth reunion; is a Sustaining Saints donor; and is a member of the Class of 2006 Young Alumni Annual Fund group.
Alyssa Smith Cochran '10Alyssa Smith Cochran '10 lives in Chicago, IL with her husband Andrew Cochran '10 and their daughter Abigail.  While at St. Lawrence, Alyssa majored in English and was a member of Delta Delta Delta and the Women’s Squash team. After graduating, Alyssa spent several years as a member of the Special Events team at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City.  In Chicago, she worked with the Alzheimer's Association as an Associate Director of Relationship Events and continues to follow her passion for nonprofit work by volunteering with local charities. 
Elizabeth A. Colucci '87, P'17, from Buffalo, NY, has worked in higher education her entire career. She is the Director of Fellowships and Scholarships, an office she created at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Prior to this, she worked in the Honors College and managed a NSF STEM grant. Elizabeth is now responsible for all efforts surrounding undergraduate and graduate student competitive awards. In this role, she works with outstanding students as they compete for national and international awards. Elizabeth also manages the university's internal graduate fellowship funds. She is a board member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors. 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 St. Lawrence) was an economics major, a member of Chi Omega, studied abroad in Spain, was on the Orientation Planning Committee and Parents Weekend Committee, and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Thelmo. She also worked in the Admissions Office, was a tour guide, and interned there, as well. Since graduating, she has been a LINC mentor, Reunion Planning Committee member (multiple times), and Admissions volunteer. Elizabeth has a son, Peter Rasimas, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 2017 and now lives in Boston, and a son, Andrew Rasimas '19, who is at UB. She has enjoyed being a student, alumnae, and a St. Lawrence parent. In her free time, she likes to entertain, travel, and spend time with her family and partner, Greg Meyer.
Paul Danielson '67, P'96, treasurer of the Alumni Executive Council, 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 Foundation. His son, Gregory '96, is married to classmate Cindy Enman '96. His daughter, Emily, and her husband are both dentists, practicing in Burlington, VT. Paul enjoys sailing on Lake Champlain and golfing in Florida.
Penn Egbert '99Penn Egbert '99 is a Managing Director and Co-Director of Americas Equity Research at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Egbert previously served as Head of Global Markets Research, Americas at Nomura Securities International, Inc., in New York, and served on the firm's Global Research Executive Committee. Penn joined Nomura in February 2015 as the Director of Equity Research for the Americas. Prior to joining Nomura, he was the Head of Equity Product Management, Americas at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in New York. Penn began his career at UBS and PaineWebber in New York. Mr. Egbert serves on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson's Foundation and on its Executive Committee. Penn graduated with a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
Amy Pollard Faulkner '81Amy Pollard Faulkner '81 is a Regional Director of Major Gifts at Phillips Exeter Academy, focusing on alumni who live in California. While at St. Lawrence, she majored in Psychology and was on the Orientation Planning Board, the Parent's Weekend Committee, the basketball team, and she was a Resident Assistant and a member of Delta Delta Delta. Her son (UColorado Boulder '15) and daughter (Rollins '16) are working in Boston. Amy is originally from Darien, CT and now lives in Newburyport, MA. She likes to travel, bike, play tennis, and ski.
Nancy Mott Frank '67Nancy Mott Frank '67 was a French major at St. Lawrence and went on the Year Abroad to Rouen, France. After college, Nancy taught French, married, and had two children. In her married life, she was an active volunteer and a founding member of four non-profits: a drug and alcohol education awareness for educators; The American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan - an advocacy and link organization between American Episcopal dioceses and South Sudanese Episcopal dioceses (serving as Executive Director for four years); Water for South Sudan, which has dug 325 wells in the Bahr el Ghazaal, Wau, area of South Sudan; and the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, which houses homeless families in faith congregations (serving as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary). Nancy has attended all of her St. Lawrence reunions and chaired several. She and her husband, Bob, loved the "SLU on the Slopes" ski trips and enjoyed at least 20 years at Canaras with their family: son Wright and daughter Libby. She has been an advocate for a 2018 graduate of St. Lawrence - Victoria Deng, a Sudanese refugee - attending Family weekends with her. Nancy is a member of the G. Atwood Manley Society and is a past honoree of the Sol Feinstone Award. Husband, Bob '67, is a past Alumni Council President and a past University Trustee. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, skiing, cooking, and being a grandma.
Paige Friedlander '16Paige Friedlander ’16* is the Talent Manager at MassChallenge, a non-profit startup accelerator. While at St. Lawrence, Paige majored in Sociology and Performance and Communication Arts and minored in European Studies. She studied abroad twice; a summer in Ethiopia and a semester in the Czech Republic. On campus she worked as an Admissions Ambassador and Senior Fellow. She also worked with the Communications department on the @StLawrenceU Social Media Team. She volunteered as an Orientation Leader, president of the Advocates, Senior Class Council representative and figure skating coach at Appleton Arena. She also belonged to and was president of Kappa Delta Sigma. After graduation, Paige moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she has serves on the Mayor’s millennial council. She has continued to engage with SLU through admissions and on the Young Alumni League.
Scott Giles '82, P'15Scott Giles '82, P'15 is President and CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), a public corporation dedicated to the post-secondary education and training needs of Vermont students and their families. Prior to joining VSAC, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the House Science Committee and as senior professional staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He currently serves on the boards of the National Council on Community and Education Partnerships, the Education Finance Council, the National Council on Higher Education Resources, the Vermont Business Roundtable, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the Vermont Higher Education Council, the Vermont Workforce Investment Board, and chairs the Vermont PreK-16 Council. While at St. Lawrence, he majored in Religious Studies and served as Director of the Singing Saints and President of Thelmo. Scott holds an MA and PhD in Religious Studies with concentrations in bioethics and religious ethics from the University of Virginia, and speaks and writes extensively on education finance policy. Originally from Fairport, NY, he lives in Shelburne, VT, with his wife, Kate Lalley, and has participated in the Sophomore Boot Camp and LINC mentoring program. His dissertation was on the frequency and justification of lying in politics and his hobbies include cycling, sailing, and reading the occasional Congressional Record.
Rob Glass '13J. Robert Glass '13 is a Key Account Manager at Putnam Investments, residing in Boston, MA. While at St. Lawrence, Rob was a Community Service Scholar, Admissions Ambassador, and Government Major. The Cazenovia, NY, native was President of Thelmo and Student Delegate to the Board of Trustees. He participated in the study abroad program, spending the spring semester of 2012 in Vienna, Austria. Rob serves as Chair of the Genesis Foundation Young Leaders Executive Board and serves on the Advisory Council for Youth Enrichment Services. He has served St. Lawrence in the past as a young alumni committee member, Laurentian Admissions Associate, career advisor, and Saints Network event volunteer. Rob enjoys alpine skiing, golfing, and spending time on the water.
Nicholle-Gotham-20Nicholle Gotham ’20* is from Gouverneur, NY and on campus, she is a Performance and Communication Arts and Music double major with plans to attend law school upon graduation.  She has been able to hone in on her passion for community service and giving back to the North Country through her involvement planning Relay For Life, serving as Vice President of Rotaract, and volunteering with the Potsdam Humane Society. Additionally, she is Senior Digital Managing Editor of The Hill News, sings with the Laurentian Singers, is a member of Student Alumni Association, a sister of Chi Omega, a member of the Ives Society, and works at Calling All Saints, as a student assistant in the Noble Center, and at The Hoot Owl. During the Spring 2019 semester, she studied off-campus in New York City where she interned for New York Public Radio which was followed by a summer internship fellowship at North Country Public Radio. In what little free time she has, she enjoys running, hiking, and making music with friends. During her time at SLU, she’s had the opportunity to help bridge the gap between alumni and students through her involvement with different campus activities and hopes to continue this through her work with Alumni Council.
Cheryl-Gross-72Cheryl Gross ’72* is the Founder and President of a Business Consultancy which provides Project Management and Facilitation to the Financial Services Industry. Cheryl holds an MBA from Babson College and is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. At St. Lawrence, she double majored in Psychology and History, volunteered with the Orientation Committee and belonged to Alpha Delta Pi. As an alumna, Cheryl has been involved as a reunion co-chair and with the Sophomore Boot Camp Program. Cheryl and her husband Gene Mally ’72 live in Hingham, MA and enjoy bicycle touring and golf.
Jim Hakewill '05Jim Hakewill '05 is a director and DCI specialist for MFS Fund Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management®. He works with retirement plan advisors and plan sponsors to position MFS investment products in defined contribution plans. Jim joined MFS in 2017. His previous experience includes five years as a DCIO specialist at Manning & Napier, where he was responsible for coordinating all aspects of the firm's DC advisory relationships, specifically in the Eastern region. Jim earned his BA in economics from St. Lawrence and played on the men's ice hockey team. He is married to Megan Walsh Hakewill '03, M'05. They live in Saratoga Springs, NY, and have 3 children.
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 editor of 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.
Molly Shubert Hann '03Molly Shubert Hann '03 is an associate attorney with Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, in Tupper Lake, New York, assisting clients in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate, municipal law, workers' compensation, and social security disability. Previously, she was the Deputy Public Defender for Essex County, New York, where she represented indigent clients facing criminal charges. Born and raised in Lake Placid, she was an Augsbury/North Country Scholar. She majored in Environmental Studies and Government, with a European Studies minor; highlights of her studies included a lengthy internship with Canton Mayor Robert Wells and a semester in Denmark. She was a sexual assault Advocate, worked in the Brush Art Gallery, was the philanthropy chair for Kappa Delta Sigma her junior year, and was a member of the Outing Club. She serves on the Barkeater Trails Alliance board of directors and the Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association. She lives in Saranac Lake with her husband, Stephen Hann '97, and their two boys, where they enjoy skiing, camping, sailing, and paddling.
Ed-HigginsEd Higgins ’68* has more than 40 years of experience as an insurance agent and is currently Vice President of  Thousand Islands Agency, which he purchased in 1979 and perpetuated to his son and daughter in 2012. He has served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents' Association of New York (IIABNY), State National Director for New York, and is a past chairman of the national Agent’s Council for Technology (A.C.T.).  Ed is also a Past Chair of the international Applied Client Network User Group. He has taught a variety of insurance related courses for the Independent Insurance and Brokers of New York and is a national speaker regarding insurance agency technology and efficient office workflow models as well as value added service models for insurance agents.  At St. Lawrence, Ed was a Psychology major, a member of ROTC, a Sigma Chi brother and a residential coordinator his junior and senior year.  As an alumnus, he has offered career advice to St. Lawrence students as both a Career Advisor and Shadow-a-Saint sponsor, has chaired his 15th and 25th reunions and most recently chaired his milestone 50th Reunion Planning Committee in 2018.  Ed lives with his wife, Laura, in Clayton, NY.
Shannon Hughes '11Shannon Hughes '11 recently shifted careers and began at Kasselman Solar as a Project Manager in August 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, painting and being outside as much as possible. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she started working at The Sage Colleges in their Institutional Advancement department, while simultaneously completing an MS in Organization Management. Her thesis focused on the relationship between The Sage Colleges endowment fund and their operating budget when compared to the other schools within The New American Colleges & Universities consortium. Shannon then worked at Siena College on their Annual Giving team, developing both Reunion & Parent Giving, and most recently at the Albany Medical Center Foundation. She currently serves as a council member on her high school’s (Albany Academy for Girls) Alumnae Association. While at St. Lawrence, Shannon majored in Performance and Communication Arts, and minored in Educational Studies. She served as a Thelomathesian senator, participated in the SLU Reading Buddies program, and was very involved as a SLU Advocate. Shannon was also an Orientation Leader and a proud sister of Kappa Delta Sigma. For the past few years, she has been involved with the Young Alumni Committee, and recently served as a Reunion Development Committee Co-Chair for her class. Shannon is beyond honored to be a new member of the St. Lawrence University Alumni Executive Council and cannot wait for the new experiences ahead!
Ben-IrelandBen Ireland '00*, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Economics.  During his time on campus, Ben was an Admissions Ambassador, served as a member of the Judicial Appeals Board, a student representative on Thelmo, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.  Most recently, Ben was the Head of Strategy & Acquisitions for Nielsen Entertainment, the global leader in measurement & insights for Sports, Music, eSports, Games & Books.  Previously, Ben held several divisional CFO roles within Nielsen across the digital & marketing effectiveness space.  Prior to joining Nielsen, Ben started his career and spent 8 years at General Electric in their leadership programs and roles of increasing responsibility.  Ben lives in New York City with his wife, Phuong and two children, Lucy & James.
Donald Jenkins '84, P'11, P'14Donald W. Jenkins '84, P'11, '14 is a financial advisor focusing on portfolio construction and retirement planning in South Burlington, VT. He was an economics major at St. Lawrence and played on the tennis team, missing one season due to 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 serves on the fundraising committee for the South Burlington Community Library. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Association (Greensboro, VT). Over the years, Don has regularly visited St. Lawrence to watch Kelley '11 play tennis, and to see Ben '14 pitch for the baseball team. Don continues to enjoy playing tennis, while he also makes time for platform tennis in the winter and golf in the summer. Don enjoys serving on the Council and helping to move St. Lawrence forward.
Mike Kallet '72Mike Kallet '72 is a financial services professional who retired as CEO from Oneida Financial Corp after a 32 year career, when it was acquired by Community Bank in 2015. He continues to serve the company on the Board of Directors. Prior to Oneida he began his banking career with The Bank Of New York. He has served on numerous professional and community service boards including Oneida Healthcare Center for over 25 years (currently serving as vice-Chairman), past-Trustee and past-Chair of Cazenovia College, and Trustee and past-Chair of the Tri-Valley YMCA. Mike graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in music and went on to further education at the Berklee College of Music and Syracuse University. While at St. Lawrence he became part of The Miner Street Band which still plays together several times a year, including an occasional summer gig at Canaras. Retirement now gives him more time for music, skiing, biking and travel. Mike and Karen have 2 children, Jeff and Kathryn, and live in Fayetteville, NY
Sally-Neuber-KellySally Neuber Kelly ’80, P’15* resides in Queensbury, NY.  At St. Lawrence, Sally majored in Government and Biology.  She participated in the Kenya semester program in 1979, was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and a disc jockey for the campus radio KSLU.  She continued her education at Georgetown University earning a master’s degree in Public Policy.  Sally was a policy analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC for several years.  (While in DC, a young Universalist minister named Bill Fox, officiated the wedding of Sally and Dave Kelly '78.  Who knew then that years later, Fox would become our St. Lawrence President?)  As an alumna, Sally has been a Laurentian Admissions Associate, a member of the Parents Committee, and a host for many Summer Send-Off events with first-year students, upper classmen and parents.  In 2014, Sally and Dave established a fund to provide financial support to the Kenyan Scholars at St. Lawrence.  Sally has enjoyed many years of serving in leadership roles on the Queensbury School PTSA.  Dave and Sally have two boys, Troy (Colgate ’17) and Sean ’15.  Sean also participated in the Kenya Semester Program in the spring of 2014.  This inspired a family safari and visit to the new SLU campus near Nairobi.  Sean currently lives in Washington, DC and works for a nonprofit involved with economic advancement for East African communities.
Jacquie Hasper Kuno '84, P'12, '15, '17Jacquelyn Hasper Kuno '84, P'12, '15, '17 is a small business owner and has been a writer and fundraiser throughout her career. In Albany, Jacquie worked as a lobbyist, a writer in the NYS Assembly, and as coordinator of the Assembly Steering Committee. At Clarkson University, she served as Director of the Clarkson Fund, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, major gifts officer, and also served as a writer/editor for the magazine, web, and fundraising campaigns. At St. Lawrence, she worked with iconic Alumni Director Frank Shields '54. Since 1990, when she and her husband, Steve '83, founded Kunoco, a fuel distribution and convenience store business, she has developed entrepreneurial ventures within Kunoco and has guided various day-to-day operations while raising four children, three of whom (so far) are Laurentians. A Government major at St. Lawrence, she was a member of the women's soccer team, Singing Sinners, Kappa Delta Sigma, and spent a semester in Vienna, Austria. Jacquie has volunteered extensively for St. Lawrence, including on various committees for fundraising, class reunions, SLU PIC, and the strategic master plan, and has served as Alumni Executive Council Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of the F&R Committee, as a LINC Mentor, and as an advisor for KDS. She has a passion for service to her community, serving leadership roles on the Colton-Pierrepont School Board, Potsdam PTA, Booster Club, Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) Foundation Board, and Chair of the most successful capital campaign in the hospital's history. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at CPH, and, through the People Project, is working on economic development in St. Lawrence County.
Carol Lancaster ’71Carol Lancaster ’71*, from Bedford Hills, NY, majored in mathematics and was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon. Her senior year she was a Resident Assistant in Lee Hall and served on the Judiciary Board. She attended graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina, earning a MS and PhD in biostatistics. Carol accepted a position there doing evaluation and assessment. She retired in 2013 as Professor Emerita. She is active in the local chapter of Sigma Xi and a longtime member of the American Statistical Association, traveling with them as a member of their delegation to China in 2010. Carol has worked with St. Lawrence’s gifts committee for many years and attended all of her St. Lawrence reunions. She resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Steve King.
Steve Lawler '83Steve Lawler '83 is a Senior Business Manager with SS&C Technologies, a global financial services software company.  Prior to SS&C, Steve held client management roles in Capital Markets Debt Origination and Derivatives Sales at BNY Mellon and Barclays Capital.  While at St. Lawrence, he was a captain of the men's lacrosse team and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Steve graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics, and resides in Summit, NJ.
Dan-Lee-05Daniel G. Lee III '05, of Greenwich, CT, currently serves as the Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations for Aethon Energy, a $3.5 billion AUM private investment firm focused on direct operated E&P and midstream investments in North America.  Prior to joining Aethon, Dan was Head of Investor Relations for Aquiline Capital Partners, a financial services focused private equity firm with over $3.0 billion in assets under management. While at Aquiline, Dan led the firm’s fundraising efforts for its $1.1 billion third fund. Previously, he was the Head of Investor Relations for Falconhead Capital. He began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Fox-Pitt Kelton, a global boutique investment bank that later became part of Macquarie, where he specialized in the financial services sector.  Dan received his BA in government from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he currently serves as a member and committee chair of its Alumni Executive Council.
Paul-LeviPaul Levi '62* entered the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in September following his graduation from St. Lawrence. He was stimulated to enter the dental profession by Michael Gridley a sigma Chi Fraternity brother. After graduation from Tufts in 1966, he accepted a general practice residency (internship) in Burlington, VT. The internship furthered his interest in medicine and specifically in periodontology after working with Vermont’s only periodontist, David Faigel. He was allocated to the US Navy and served as an officer at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, Illinois for two years, where he was assigned to be the periodontist for the recruits. While in Chicago, he met and married Patty J. Nichol in 1968, and following two-years in the Navy, they moved to the Boston area, where he did his postdoctoral periodontal training at Tufts. The Levis moved to Burlington at the completion of his specialty training in 1971, and he has been practicing periodontology there ever since. Paul began teaching dental school at Harvard in 1994 and has been teaching at Harvard and Tufts ever since. He very much enjoys teaching, and will be moving to Boston permanently in October ending nearly 48 years of practice in Burlington. Dentistry and specifically periodontics is not only his profession but a hobby.  Paul has always been very active in periodontics locally, nationally, and internationally, and spent a year in Barcelona teaching at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Paul is eager to be on the St. Lawrence University Alumni Council and will enjoy working with all of you. 
Chelsea Nuffer Lloyd '10, secretary of the Alumni Executive Council, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Performance & Communication Arts. At St. Lawrence, Chelsea was an Admissions Ambassador, a 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 Sr. Sales Representative for Westlake Chemical, an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and building products. She and her husband David '08 live in Atlanta, GA, where they host gatherings for Atlanta-area Laurentians.
Anne McManusAnne McGrath McManus '75 is Executive Editor at U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C., where she oversees events programming and several annual special issues in higher education and medicine, including Best Graduate Schools, Best Colleges, and Best Hospitals. She previously was the health editor for both the weekly newsmagazine and usnews.com, and, as a reporter, wrote extensively on education, personal finance, and investing. She majored in English and French at SLU and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. A native of Lowville, N.Y., she taught high school English for several years before earning a master's in communications at Syracuse University in 1979 and launching a journalism career as a reporter at Forbes magazine in New York. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.
Sally McSweeneySally Barker McSweeney '84, P'18 lives in Plattsburgh, NY. While at St. Lawrence, Sally majored in English – Writing, obtained her teaching certificate, and took hotel management classes at Canton ATC (now SUNY Canton). Sally was a student bell ringer of the Bachellor Memorial Chimes, a literacy volunteer, an admissions tour guide, a student manager of the North Country Pub, and a member of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority. Sally retired from a career as Associate Director of Resort Sales for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts' Caribbean Resort division and now works as a manager in an orthodontic office. As an alumna, she volunteered as a class reporter and an event planner for the Northern California alumni group. Sally and her husband, Tim, have two children: Connor (SLU '18) and Lucy (University of Richmond '21).
Stevie MacPhee Michaelson '66, M'87Stevie MacPhee Michaelson '66, M'87 is a long time Cantonian and retired school counselor/psychiatric social worker. She married a St. Lawrence classmate from '66 (though 12 years later!) Her husband, Jim, is a retired teacher, coach, and athletic administrator. Their leisure years are spent on the many opportunities for involvement that a small college town offers. Stevie has joined the New Horizons Band and jazz band, a group for "mature" musical neophytes who play for occasional events and organizations in St. Lawrence County. She takes advantage of the fitness center at St. Lawrence for a couple of sets of tennis each week, and is forever involved in the local Universalist Unitarian Church life. Her dad was a 1943 graduate of St. Lawrence's theological school. She has been on several local boards, including the Canton Church and Community Program, Red Cross volunteer, Canton Day Care Center, and SLU Hockey Boosters, and for most of the last 35 years has served as a faithful alumna and advisor at Kappa Kappa Gamma. She and Jim co-chaired their 50th St. Lawrence reunion in June 2016.
Susan Eichman North '76, vice president of the Alumni Executive 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 St. Lawrence, Sue received her MBA from Babson College and her Masters in Clinical Investigation from Mass General Institute of Health Professionals.
Laura PatrickLaura J. Patrick '83, P'18 is originally from Rochester, NY, and currently resides in Chatham, NJ. After graduation, she worked in residential property management before continuing her education at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School, earning an MBA in finance and marketing. Laura worked for AT&T in marketing and new product development for 12 years before leaving to stay home with her two daughters, Grace '18 and Audrey (Columbia '20). While at St. Lawrence, Laura was an English Literature major and a member of KDS and the swim team coached by the beloved Bob Northrop. She participated in the Vienna program abroad during the fall of her senior year. As an alumna, Laura has twice-served on her class reunion development committee (30th reunion co-chair) and is a Laurentian Admissions Associate.
Mary Peterson '82, P'12, '14 of Burlington, Vermont, graduated summa cum laude from St. Lawrence in 1982 as a Government major. She received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and has worked as a litigation and regulatory attorney in Boston, MA, as well as Burlington and Montpelier, VT. Mary served on Williston’s select board as Chair; on the Board of Directors of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns; for three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives; as Clerk of the Ways & Means Committee and Chair of the Joint Legislative Council; and for six years as the Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Taxes. Mary most recently worked as the Manager for Strategy & Innovation at the Burlington Electric Department. At St. Lawrence, Mary was a member of KDS and Phi Beta Kappa, and participated on the Vienna Semester Abroad. She married the late Barrett Peterson '82, and two of their four children are also Saints
Sohel-RanaSohel Rana '21* lives in Manhattan, NY and is originally from Bangladesh.  He is pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies combined with Government, and Performance and Communication Arts. Sohel is planning to attend law school upon his graduation. Sohel does his best to contribute positively to the St. Lawrence Community.  On campus, he is the Treasurer of the Association For Campus Entertainment (ACE), served as Vice President and as a Senator in Thelmothesian Society and is a member of the Class of 2021. His Thelmo committee service includes Diversity and Inclusion, Canton Community Outreach, Student Life, the Center for International and Intercultural Studies, and Education Technology. Sohel holds leadership positions in several multicultural organizations such as the Social Saints and Islamic Culture Club and represents these clubs and organizations on the Intersectional Board of United Voices. Off campus, he volunteers with both the University Community Based Learning and Volunteer Services for Campus Kitchens and Habitat for Humanity, and Potsdam Humane Society. In New York City, Sohel is a Youth Ambassador for Lawyers for Children where he represents people who come from abusive homes and also immigrant children and families.  On his own time Sohel enjoys soccer, ice skating, outdoor adventures, traveling and learning about different culture and customs. Sohel chose to enroll at St. Lawrence University because of alumni networking, the HEOP program and the fact that everyone at St. Lawrence cares about students’ success and offers never ending opportunities. During the Multicultural Visit Day, the moment he got off the bus and set foot on campus, Sohel fell in love with the St. Lawrence community and its culture. It’s a place he calls his home. Through the Alumni Council, Sohel is looking forward to advocating for the needs of students and building a strong relationship between the administration, the faculty, and the student body as a whole.  He will work to help the SLU community be more diverse and inclusive so that everyone feels safe and welcomed.
Michael Richman '68Michael Richman ’68* of Great Neck, NY, is retired from Variety Accessories which was in Sunnyside, NY, in Queens.  He is a veteran of Viet Nam serving in the Army. For many years he was a Customer Service Representative in several industries.  He worked for Pony Sports in the early ‘80s, Bonjour International for the late ‘80s to the early ’90s, and for Variety from the early ‘90s to 2011.  He then retired.   He has been an active alumnus as a co-chair of several reunions.  In addition, he was active on his Village Planning Board.
Beth RussellElizabeth (Beth) Moore Russell '05 graduated from St. Lawrence with a double major in English and Fine Arts. While attending St. Lawrence, Beth was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, played on the Women's Lacrosse Team, and participated in the London Study Abroad Program, where she interned with Sotheby's International. Upon graduation, she began her career with L'Oreal International in New York City, working on the Ralph Lauren Fragrance brand in Global Marketing. After L'Oreal, Beth transitioned to LVMH, where she guided the Fresh brand while she continued her work in Global Marketing, concentrating in brand management, new product launches, and expanding distribution in various Asian countries, including China. She and her husband, Rob Russell '03, live in Rowayton, CT, and have 3 children. Beth is now actively involved in recruiting local high school students to St. Lawrence as well as conducting alumni admissions interviews. She is also involved in her children's preschool, and regularly gets together with her St. Lawrence friends.
Dennis P. Ryan '86 is Director of Industry Relations at CGI Federal. At St. Lawrence, he majored in English with a concentration in writing, and his activities included Orientation Leader, Outing Club, KSLU, president of Circle K, Sigma Chi member and officer, rugby, JV soccer, and the London semester. He has also served as a Class Agent and a reunion Development Committee member. Putting his liberal arts education to good and varied use, Dennis has taught English in Spain and worked in a family insurance business, as a speechwriter in Congress, as a fundraiser for a national political committee, and as a senior executive at two state agencies. Dennis served a five-year term on the Camp Dudley Board of Trustees which, like the AEC, is made up of dedicated alums whose lives have been shaped by the institution. Dennis lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Robyn, a writer and lawyer at the NYS Education Department, who is finishing her first novel; daughter, Chandler (Bates 2019), and sons, Aidan (19) and Finn (16).
Molly Ryan '05 recently became Chief of Staff for Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, based in Plattsburgh, NY.  Prior to that, she was the Manager of Volunteer Services at the University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (UVMHN-CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY. Molly is president for Rotary International, Champlain-Rouses Point Chapter; President of Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women; and has served as a Reunion Planning Volunteer. Prior to her work at UVMHN-CVPH, Molly served as the Constituent Liaison for Congressman William Owens, NY-21, while also working as a Canvass Leader on his 2009 historic campaign for election. While at St. Lawrence, Molly majored in Government while serving on Thelmo as a Senator, Secretary, and Elections Chairperson. Molly was also a member of Kappa Delta Sigma & Omicron Delta Kappa, a participant in the Washington Semester Program, a Community Assistant (RA), and a founding member of the 2001 Model United Nations. Molly and her husband, Eric Gadway, live with their two children, Kiera and Kael, in Rouses Point, NY.
Mike SantiniMichael J. Santini '00 is a Managing Director at One William Street Capital Management. He majored in Economics and Speech and Theater. At St. Lawrence, he played Varsity Lacrosse and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, where he was president. As an alumnus, he has worked on the reunion development committee, has sponsored an internship as part of the New York City Semester, and has mentored members of the Men's Lacrosse team. He resides in New York City with his wife, Liz, and their two boys, Alexis and Julian. In his free time, he coaches his boys' lacrosse team.
Doug-Smith-05Doug Smith '05* lives with his wife Amanda Smith '04, along with their two future Laurentians Aubrey and Cole, in Newtown, Connecticut.  Doug studied Neuroscience at St. Lawrence and went on to medical school and residency in Philadelphia.  He works in the Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut.  He fondly remembers his time with SLU Emergency Medical Services and as captain of the Men's Varsity crew team.
Doug-SternDoug Stern '81* is the Managing Partner of Jaged Capital Partners, an investment partnership in New York. Doug previously was a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development and Client Service in Securities Finance at State Street Bank in Boston and New York. He joined State Street from JP Morgan in New York where he was a Managing Director in their Prime Brokerage business. Prior to joining JP Morgan he was in Prime Brokerage at Morgan Stanley in New York. Doug began his career at Schroder & Co in New York and Procter & Gamble in Cincinatti and New York. Doug serves on the board of advisors to several private companies and has served on the board of the YMCA of Rye NY. In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York ( CUNY). While at St. Lawrence, Doug majored in economics, was a member of Omicorn Delta Episilon, the International Economics Honor Society and played football and lacrosse. As an alumnus, he serves as a LINC mentor and has been a part of the Reunion Planning process.
Mark Taylor '75 was a member of Beta Theta Pi, wrote for the Hill News, was on the track team, and participated in Thelmo. He majored in Political Science and subsequently received a M.A. 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 Senior Managing Director Investments for Marcus & Millichap, a national investment real estate services firm. He married Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D. (Cornell '77) in 1984. They have resided in Penn Valley, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, since that time, where they raised two children: Erin and Matthew, both graduates of Tufts University. Both Mark and llene have been very active in their community. Mark was elected to the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, amongst 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 '99Cortney Terrillion '99, president of the Alumni Executive Council, from Greenwich, CT, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.S. in Physics. Starting in sales and marketing consulting with Cannondale Associates, she soon transitioned to Nestlé Waters North America, where she has worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles for the past 17 years, including a stint at Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland. She is currently Co-Founder of The Spring! Emerging Business & Innovation Accelerator. She volunteers on the board of Greenwich Green & Clean, the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library, and is a sustaining board member of the Junior League of Greenwich. Cortney is a food and wine enthusiast and enjoys traveling, reading, golf, and skiing. 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.
Jay TwomblyJay Twombly '69, P'97 is an Operating Partner with the Snow Phipps Group, a New York-based private equity firm. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Winchester Electronics Corporation, a portfolio company. He previously served as Chairman of Boyd Corporation and President/CEO of Edwards Systems Technology, a global manufacturer of commercial fire detection and safety equipment. Jay majored in Economics at St. Lawrence and earned an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. While at St. Lawrence, he was President of Beta Theta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa. He played football his freshman year and served as Treasurer of Thelmo, U.C.A., and Scabbard and Blade. He also participated in the Orientation Programs. As an alumnus, he serves as Honorary Co-Chair of the Laurentian Leadership Society. He and his wife, Linda, live in New Canaan, CT. They have 4 children: Krista (Cornell ’93), Todd (St. Lawrence ’97), Kate (Bucknell ’00), and Matthew (Gettysburg ’05); and 12 grandchildren.
Jeff Wells '67Jeff Wells '67 graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Economics. He served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Training, and Loss Prevention for Circuit City Stores from 1996-2004. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Vice President, Human Resources, for Toys "R" Us, Inc. His career with Toys "R" Us encompassed responsibilities for all Human Resource activities for Toys - USA; corporate, international, and indirectly, for Kids "R" Us. During his association with TRU, he had seen the company grow from one billion dollars to over $15 billion in 1996. Prior to joining Toys "R" Us, Jeff served as SVP, Human Resources, for Gimbels-Pittsburgh for seven years, and 10 years with Sears Roebuck. Jeff's professional and community service includes: past Chairman of the Committee on Employment Law of the National Retail Federation; Chairman Emeritus of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association; Commonwealth of Virginia Blind and Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Advisory Council; former Chairman of the Board of INROADS, Virginia; Corporate Advisory Board at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Board of the NRF Foundation Education & Advancement Committee; Editorial Review Board of Chief Learning Magazine; corporate advisory board of UniCru corporation, and has been recently invited to serve as a Human Resource Thought Leader for the Human Capital Institute. Jeff has served St. Lawrence as a past Laurentian Admissions Associate, career advisor/internship provider, and reunion development and planning committee member. After retiring from Circuit City Stores, Jeff founded his own company, Human Capabilities LLC. His mission is to assist companies in maximizing the capabilities of their human capital.
Travonte Wheeler '21Travonte Wheeler '21* is from Kissimmee, FL and is a Computer Science major at St. Lawrence. On campus, he is a member of the Student Alumni Association, Men in Color (MIC), Football team, a Community Assistant (CA), the drummer for SLU Funk and the Director of the Student Safety Team. As a CA, he has helped and supported first-year students' transitions into the college atmosphere. Travonte is known for always having a smile, positive attitude and his willingness to help anyone he comes into contact with. He decided to attend St. Lawrence after experiencing a strong sense of community and alumni network during the celebration of diversity festivities. He is excited to serve as a student delegate to the Alumni Council. Travonte hopes to continue to bridge the gap and relationship between students and alumni.
Sarah Pitts Wieland '92Sarah Pitts Wieland '92 was on the swim team at St. Lawrence and a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was also involved in the Thelomathesian Society and went abroad her junior year to study French and International Government for a semester in Paris, France, and a semester in Geneva, Switzerland. Sarah has extensive experience in financial planning analysis and appreciates assisting clients navigate and implement financial solutions that are most suitable for their long-term success. Working for a boutique wealth management firm, Sarah provided portfolio management support and conducted financial analysis for clients. She has completed her Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) course work and received her MBA with honors from Northeastern University. In her spare time, Sarah teaches Vinyasa yoga in Concord, MA, where she currently resides with her husband, Peter Alexander Wieland '91, and their identical twins, Ashley and Caroline. Sarah volunteers on the Board of Directors of Concord Country Club, where she serves as Secretary. She also serves on the Investment and Finance Committee of Concord Country Club, where she is also involved in long range planning. Sarah has also served in multiple roles on the Concord Paddle Tennis Board. She has served St. Lawrence as a career advisor and reunion planning committee member.
Julie Willis '79, P'12Julie Willis '79, P'12 from Baltimore, MD, majored in Sociology and received her AAS in Environmental Design from Parsons. After working in the corporate design field, she went on to renovate and manage rental properties the Boston area. Julie has coached youth lacrosse, volunteered with DVVAP - Domestic Violence Victims Advocacy Program, and has her real estate license working as a broker with Barrett-Sotheby's in Concord, MA. She has three children: two daughters, Hallie (St. Joseph's '14) and Meg (Bowdoin '17), and a son, Reiley, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 2012. Julie loves the outdoors. She is an avid painter and hiker, having recently completed her second round of climbing all 46 high peaks in the ADKs. She has served on the national board of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and is currently serving on the Nature Conservancy - ADK Chapter Board and the Adirondack Land Trust Board.
Randy-Wilson-02Randy Wilson '02, grew up in the Hudson Valley and has family ties to the North Country. Mr. Wilson attended St. Lawrence with a Merit Scholarship and was an Economics Major. He studied aboard as part of the Washington Semester at American University and DIS Copenhagen programs. After St. Lawrence, Randy received his MBA from Cornell University and he has worked in Corporate Finance roles at Bank of America and Terex. Randy lives in Greenwich, CT.
Gary-Zonitch-03Gary D. Zonitch ’03*, originally from North Greenbush, NY, is the Regional Construction Manager for McDonald’s USA, LLC in Atlanta, GA, where he is responsible for all corporate-led construction of McDonald’s restaurants, from new construction to remodels and rebuilds for an area inclusive of almost 800 restaurants with collective revenue over $2.0 billion.  Prior to his current role,  he was an Area Construction Manager for McDonald’s (2008-2012), completed the McDonald’s Development Leadership Program in 2011 and was a Real Estate Associate and Construction Project Manager at Aaron Rents, Inc. (2004-2008).  After completing a double major in Economics and Psychology at St. Lawrence, Gary studied at Clarkson for a year to attain his MBA via the 4+1 program and then moved to Atlanta in June of 2004. While at St. Lawrence, Gary was a member and VP of University Relations of Thelmo, Senior Class Vice President, member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Psi Chi psychology honorary, and a Community Assistant for 3 years.  Since graduating from St. Lawrence, Gary has served as co-chair of the 10th and 15th reunions for his class, volunteered and supported his local Ronald McDonald House Charities, and served on his Homeowners’ Association Boards as Vice President and President.  In his spare time, Gary enjoys home improvement projects, cooking and traveling. 

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