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Table of Contents

"I Know I Have Changed": Encounters with Zen in Japan

By Camelback to Timbuktu

The Seasons Come and Go:
Impressions of a Peace Corps Tenure in Ghana

Summerterm in Nepal:
More Than They Bargained for

To Russia, With Love

Learning Outside the Classroom: The FTAA Protests in Quebec City

"Yon ti dlo fret"
(A Little Cold Water)

Student Initiative

Memories of Afghanistan

Laurentians in the Peace Corps

SLU International Programs

Alumni Accomplishments

Class Notes

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Alumni Accomplishments

William J. Chadwick '70 has been named a commissioner on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, a joint-powers authority that provides shared leadership, responsibility and management of the historic coliseum. The California governor appoints one-third of the nine-member body via the California Science Center Board, and Governor Gray Davis had appointed Chadwick to that board in May 1999. Chadwick is a managing director of Chadwick, Saylor & Co., Inc., a real estate investment banking and capital management firm with offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He earned a law degree at Vanderbilt in 1973; he and his wife, Cheryl, live in Malibu, Cal.

David P. Coseo '60, M'72 has been named director of purchasing and auxiliary services at Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vt. Coseo, who had been director of financial aid and senior administrative analyst for the senior vice president at UVM from 1980 to 1993, came out of retirement to serve Saint Michael's at the start of the 2000-01 academic year. He had most recently held an administrative post at St. Thomas University in Miami. He was assistant professor of military studies at St. Lawrence from 1971 to 1974. He and his wife, Debra, live in St.Albans, Vt.; they have three children and five grandchildren.
CREDIT: Buff Landau

Sarah Richter Cox '83 has earned a National Society of Genetic Counselors regional leadership award in recognition of her efforts toward passage of three bills in the Arizona legislature. The key bill, passed in 2000, requires insurance companies to cover half the cost, up to $5,000 annually, of special food products required by children suffering from metabolic disorders. She also worked on a 1997 law that prohibits discrimination by insurance companies on the basis of genetic tests, and one that provides state funding for a Teratogen Information Hot-Line. Teratogens can cause malformations in developing fetuses. Cox is a senior genetic counselor specializing in pediatric genetics and metabolic disorders at the University of Arizona, and co-director of its Genetic Counseling Training Program. She and her husband, Donald, and their daughter Abigail, 3, live in Phoenix.

Stephen J. Hirschfeld '79 has been appointed CEO of the Employment Law Alliance, the world's largest association of labor and employment lawyers, who work together to provide employment and labor law services to multi-state and multi-national employers. He remains a senior partner at Curiale Dellaverson Hirschfeld Kelly & Kraemer, LLP in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife, Katherine Reynolds '80, and their son, Zachary.

Karen Hitchcock '64, president of the State University of New York at Albany, was one of nine women honored as 2001 Women of Excellence by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce in June. President Hitchcock was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been the SUNY Albany president since 1996, having previously served as interim president for a year and vice president of academic affairs for four years.

Karen L. Johnson '89, director of institutional research and NCAA faculty athletics representative at Alfred University, has been named to the NCAA Division III Management Council. Her term runs through January 2005. Previously an information analyst at Alfred and the assistant director of institutional research at St. Lawrence, she is pursuing a master's degree at Alfred. Johnson has been chair of Alfred's Administrative and Technical Specialists Council and a member of its Middle States Reaccreditation Task Force, Career Development Task Force and search committees for a new athletics director and a new president. She serves her alma mater as secretary of the Alumni Executive Council.

Karen "Kix" Krehbiel Keasler is clearly pleased after receiving her Doctor of Professional Studies in Marketing and Management from Pace University's Lubin School of Business in May; in the ceremonies, at New York's Radio City Music Hall, she was the student Commencement speaker. Her doctoral research, on the impact of childcare demands on professional women, has been published as Flexible Work Arrangements III and can be found at The manager of the Marketing Leadership Development Program at IBM in Armonk, N.Y., she lives in Wilton, Conn., with her husband, Andrew '80, and their three children.

Kristian R. Margherio '00, St. Louis, Mo., has been awarded a Coro Fellowship in public affairs, one of 60 selected in a highly competitive process. The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership training program which introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects and consultancies prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities. Margherio, who was valedictorian of his class and a member of the men's hockey team, has been working as a corporate paralegal in San Francisco. He earned his St. Lawrence degree in economics.

Thomas E. Markert '81 has been named group chief executive, Pacific Region by ACNielsen. He has additional responsibility for marketing across the Asia Pacific region. ACNeilsen identifies itself as "the world's leading market research firm." Previously, Markert was managing director of the company's business in Canada and senior vice president for client development in the Eastern U.S. Before joining ACNielsen, he held senior positions with Citicorp and Procter & Gamble. He and his wife, Sarah Elwell Markert '82, live in Clontarf, New South Wales, Australia; they have four children.

Beverly Knapp Pullis '60 has been elected province director of alumnae for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, responsible for New York State and Canada. Among her duties are to visit alumnae associations and identify alumnae to serve on collegiate chapter advisory and house boards. She has been president of the Rochester (N.Y.) Alumnae Association and a member of the Colgate University Chapter Advisory Board. She and her husband, Bill Pullis, live in Pittsford, N.Y.; they have three children.

Covance Inc., a drug development services company headquartered in Princeton, N.J., has appointed Suzanne D'Amico Sharp '78 assistant treasurer. Prior to joining Covance in 1996, she worked at Ernst & Young, First Union in Atlanta, andWachovia in Atlanta. She holds an MBA degree from Emory University and lives in Plainsboro, N.J., with her husband, Thomas Sharp Jr.

Rich Products has named Paul Smith '73 vice president of western sales and business development. He had previously been director of zone sales. He has attended the American Graduate School of International Management and lives in Palos Verdes Estates, Cal. Rich Products, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., is the nation's largest privately owned frozen food manufacturer.

Lizbeth London Wright '87 has joined the legal firm Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP as an associate, focusing on securities and business law. She earned her law degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, summa cum laude, in 1994, and resides in Hudson, Ohio, with her husband, Ian.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge has appointed Charles B. Zogby '84 as his education secretary. He is responsible for a state bureaucracy that has an $8.3 billion budget and 842 employees who oversee Pennsylvania's public education system from kindergarten through college, as well as the state's public libraries. Zogby, who had been Gov. Ridge's policy director since 1995, has a law degree from George Mason University. Before joining the staff of then-U.S. Rep. Ridge, he worked on the Bush-Quayle and Reagan-Bush presidential campaigns and was assistant program director of the Arab American Institute. He lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife, Georgina, and their three children.