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07-15-2007

Wicke of Massena Receives Clarkson University's Top Award for Young Alumni

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Wicke received his bachelor of science degree in business administration with distinction from Clarkson University in 1992.wicke-woodstock-07

Extremely active in local government and regional business and community affairs, Wicke serves as a councilman in the Town of Massena and was the youngest trustee ever elected in the Village of Massena, serving from 1995 to 2004. He is past president of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, and is currently serving as secretary for the County Chamber and a board member of North Country Insurance and the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute. He is a past director of the American Red Cross North Country Chapter. He is a member of the St. Lawrence County Democratic Party executive committee, the Society of Human Resource Management St. Lawrence Chapter, various chambers of commerce throughout the North Country, and several other community committees and organizations.

Wicke was president of the North Country Chapter of the Clarkson Alumni Association from 2004 to 2006. He is a Clarkson annual fund volunteer and alumni admission volunteer, as well as a reunion giving partner. Wicke has hosted numerous regional events with particular focus on the North Country chapter events, including send-off picnics and the annual presentation of the Gordon C. "Stub" Baker '27 Chapter Service Citation.

General manager of Penski since 2000, Wicke manages staff in five regional offices, serving hundreds of employers throughout northern New York and employing hundreds of people in all areas of business and industry. Wicke is also co-owner of the Copy Shop and Business Center in Potsdam, president of DeWicke Inc., and a New York State-licensed real estate agent.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, N.Y., is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive, but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

Photo caption: John Wicke (center) receives the Woodstock Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins (left) and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.

[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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