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07-23-1999

Thode Of Scituate Receives Clarkson University's Top Alumni Honor

Kenneth C. Thode of Scituate, Mass., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson

Thode's contributions to his alma mater have been exemplary. He completed his term as president of the Clarkson Alumni Association one year ago after spending seven years as a member of the Alumni National Executive Council serving three years as a vice president. While employed at Procter & Gamble, he was responsible for recruiting dozens of Clarkson graduates into employment with this company and for organizing the first corporate support for Clarkson's Minority Student Development Programs, through Procter & Gamble. He initiated and was instrumental as a coach and mentor to students who organized Clarkson's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. His other alumni involvement has included serving as an alumni admission volunteer and class reunion gift chair. For nine years, Thode served as the coordinator for the Boston chapter regional alumni phonathon.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in its schools of Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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