Clarkson
Magazine
Fall 2012
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Clarkson
Magazine
Fall 2012
Greetings
to all of you and a heartfelt welcome to the Class of 2012!
On behalf of the 37,000 alums who have come before you, we
once again wish you the very best as you embark on the next phase of
your life. We are here if you need a hand or helpful advice; we hope
you will join us now and in the future to help Clarkson continue to
grow and prosper for future generations.
We often and appropriately thank the members of the Clarkson
Alumni Council for their support and assistance. Many of you may
not realize that as a non-dues-paying Alumni Association, we could
not function and flourish without the administrative and financial
support of President Tony Collins and his team. Without the support
of Tony, VP of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations Dick Johnson,
Associate VP of Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky, and VP of
External Relations Kelly Chezum — and the rest of the team — the Association could
not provide the variety of activities and services to our community.
This past year, the Clarkson Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Office of
Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association, conducted an Alumni Survey. The response was
overwhelmingly positive, but you still gave us a lot to think about, including new ideas and
strategies to better communicate andmeet the needs of our international alumni community.
Steve Newkofsky is leading an effort to bring the University to the alumni through programs like
an online Alumni Webinar Series. Additionally, efforts are underway on campus to better connect
current students with the Alumni Association. The Alumni Council has also begun to build a
five-year strategic plan using the alumni survey results as a starting point.
Reunion 2012 was a smashing success. The weather was great, Moore House was
ready with its new, renovated facilities, attendance was up and we inaugurated the
Reunion Keynote Speaker series with a sensational presentation by Alexandra Cousteau
(
granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau).
If you have not been back to campus in a while, you would be amazed by the ongoing
transformation of the campus. And there is still much more to come, especially the
development of the riverfront.
Once again, thanks to all of you — the Clarkson alumni — who help us “pay it back”
to the University.
Let’s Go Tech!
Stephan N. Yelenik ’77
President, Clarkson Alumni Association
Alumni Upcoming Events
To purchase tickets to any of the events below and view the most updated regional gatherings, please see our
events calendar online by visiting
and clicking events. You can always contact the
Alumni Office for more information by emailing
or calling 315-268-6467.
CLARKSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT
Stephan Yelenik ’77
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Kevin Cunningham ’90
FORMER ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT
Jill Thiemann ’90
ALUMNI SERVICES CHAIRS
Katie Campbell ’06
Kyle Snyder ’08
REGIONAL OUTREACH CHAIRS
David Tromp ’97
Ron Ayers ’02
CLARKSON FUND CHAIRS
Eric Dibble ’81
Amy Castronova ’04
STUDENT SERVICES CHAIRS
Monica Young ’00
Sephir Hamilton ’99
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Steve Newkofsky
ALUMNI TERM TRUSTEES
Elizabeth A. Fessenden ’77
William F. Helmer ’56
Kevin T. Parker ’81
Stephen D. Ryan ’87
James F. Wood ’64
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Bill Ciaravino ’03
Matt Ruby ’08
Beth Monaco ’07
Dave Baker ’81
Kate Reardon ’09
Kyle Webber ’06
Lisa Jeffers ’03
Melanie Waldman ’11
Chris Rocheleau ’06
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
Bryn Currie ’08
PEP BAND ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Todd Nielson ’86
GOLDEN KNIGHT COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVES
Sandy Ginsberg ’54
Robert Campbell ’61
WOODSTOCK COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Mark Manning ’88
REGIONAL OUTREACH
ADMISSION LIAISONS
Danielle Sidebottom ’03
Jennifer Herbst ’07
Jacqueline Durham ’05
REGIONAL OUTREACH
CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Atlanta
Jim Tardif ’83
C: 678-230-3873
Kimberly Cook ’08 (VP)
Boston
Ron Ayers ’02
C: 617-755-0403
ronayers@clarksonalumni.
com
Buffalo
Steve Davis ’01
Burlington
Mary Konecnik ’10
Capital District
David Tromp ’97
C: 518-265-2530
Central N.Y.
Lindsay Hoffman ’07
C: 716-984-2595
Charlotte
Kevin Glover ’95
Chicago
Brian Brostko ’07
C: 716-310-3967
Connecticut
Lauren Ress ’04
C: 716-435-5129
Denver
Luke Netto ’09, ’10
C: 315-783-8928
Kevin Moore ’99 (VP)
C: 585-314-7670
Long Island
Kim Schutte ’95
H: 631-459-3028
Los Angeles
Laura Mandell ’00
H: 315-345-8741
New Jersey
Diana Buro ’05
New York City
Chris Fohlin ’07
C: 413-315-4808
Jennifer Coombs ’09 (VP)
W: 201-324-6352
North Country
Kevin Lobdell ’06
C: 315-212-2392
Philadelphia
Kelly Scott ’05
C: 716-830-4379
Rochester
Bill Jeffers ’01
C: 585-703-9940
loudguy@clarksonalumni.
com
Eric Democko ’02 (VP)
eric.democko@clarkson
alumni.com
Washington, D.C.
Matt Rizzolo ’03
Nicole Rizzolo ’03
H: 845-417-8754
CU Online
Be sure to visit the Clarkson Alumni Website at
Clarkson is connecting alumni, current and future students
more than ever.
Have you joined CU Online, Clarkson’s exclusive alumni community? Visit
and register to search for alumni, update
your information, take advantage of Career Services by posting resumes and
job advertisements, post class notes … and more!
If you have any trouble registering, you can contact the Alumni Office by calling
315-268-6467
or emailing
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Returning women’s hockey alumnae beat SLU alumnae team 9-1 during
their second annual game!
Central New York Chapter
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.
Join fellow Clarkson alumni for this classic holiday production of
Irving Berlin's White Christmas! The show will begin at 8 p.m. at The
Syracuse Stage’s Archbold Theater. Our group rate on these tickets
is $25 each — regular price is $45!
Adirondack Chapter
Clarkson Men’s Hockey vs. SLU in Lake Placid
Saturday, December 8, 6 p.m.
The Clarkson Alumni Office is once again hosting a hospitality room
from 6-7:30 p.m. before our “Big Game.” Food and a cash bar will be
provided. The game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each.
Atlanta Chapter
New York Giants at Falcons Football
Sunday, December 16, 10:30 a.m.
Clarkson alumni, families and friends are invited to join us for a
tailgate party before the Falcons/Giants game in December! Tailgate
will begin around 10:30 a.m. and the game kicks-off at 1 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tailgating supplies.
Burlington Chapter
Alumni & Student Holiday Party!
Wednesday, December 19, 6 p.m.
In the spirit of the season, you're invited to join Clarkson University
alumni, current students and families for a holiday gathering at
Ri Ra Irish Pub in Burlington, Vt. Light appetizers and a cash bar
will be available. There is no cost to attend the event but RSVPs
are appreciated and will help with our group reservation.
Clarkson Men’s Hockey vs. SLU LIVE from Cheel Arena
Saturday, January 19, 7 p.m.
Join Clarkson alumni from all over the country and watch as the
Golden Knights host the Saints at Cheel. The students do a “Gold
Out” for this game annually — so find a location near you and be a
part of the fun!
Boston Area Alumni Service Event at Drumlin Farm.
Alumni Service Event at Second Harvest Food Bank of
Metrolina in Charlotte.
How to submit a Class Note
Class Notes are now a part of the alumni website CU Online. On the site, there
are options for you to share information regarding recent employment, births
and adoptions, marriage and commitments, catching up and reunion.
Registered CU Online users
Log into your CU Online account and click on Knight Notes.
First-time CU Online users
To get to CU Online, go to
then click on the left-
hand navigation link CU Online. On the bottom right side is First-Time Visitor.
You will need to register a new account to log in. After you have created an
account and have logged in, click on Knight Notes.
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