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Alumni Accomplishments

Tracy William Kennedy ’92 had a special reason to return to campus for Commencement 2005; her father-in-law, novelist William Kennedy, received an honorary degree and spoke at the ceremony.  From left are President Daniel F. Sullivan, Ann H. Sullivan, Trustee Marion Roach Smith ’77 (who, like Kennedy, is a writer who lives in New York State’s Capital District), Tracy Kennedy and William Kennedy.


Sally B. Logan ’76, a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group in its Buffalo, N.Y., office, has been elected president of the board of directors of Explore & More children’s museum. Located in historic East Aurora, N.Y., Explore & More is filled with hands-on exhibits made expressly to encourage creativity, curiosity and imagination in children ages 1 to 10. Logan concentrates her practice in estate planning and administration.      

St. Lawrence Trustee John P. Loughlin ’79, formerly president of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s TV Guide Publishing Group, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines. Loughlin's general management duties at Hearst Magazines Division include oversight of circulation, Internet operations, finance, manufacturing, distribution and strategy. In addition, he assumes the role of executive vice president of the advisory board and senior vice president of Comag Marketing Group LLC (CMG), and director and vice president of Communications Data Services, Inc. (CDS). He holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. At St. Lawrence, he was a government and English major, a participant in the Kenya Program and president of the student government.

Several Laurentians took part in the 2005 Mark A. Monaco Memorial Golf Tournament at the Niagara County Golf Course in Lockport, N.Y., on July 30. The tournament, in which some 225 people competed this year, is a fund-raiser for the Mark A. Monaco Memorial Foundation, which contributes to the educational, social and cultural development of the community in Mark’s name. A 1996 St. Lawrence graduate, he died in an accident in 1998. Next year’s tournament is set for July 29; for details, go to


Carat Interactive, an advertising and marketing agency, announces the appointment of Mark Russell ’90 as senior vice president/managing director of its Boston office. Russell is well known for his insightful industry commentary, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Adweek and Direct Marketing Business Intelligence.  Most recently, he was founder and CEO of C-Quential, Inc., an online brand marketing company that was acquired by Connelly Partners in 2004.  He holds a JD in corporate law from the Western New England School of Law and has been an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1996.

Devon Energy Corporation has announced that William A. Van Wie ’67 has been appointed to the new position of vice president and general manager, exploration. Responsible for coordinating Devon's global exploration activities, he will remain in Houston, Tex. Van Wie is treasurer of the American Geological Institute Foundation, a member of the National Ocean Industries Association's Board of Directors, vice chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America's Offshore Committee and a delegate for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. At St. Lawrence, he majored in geology, and earned master's and doctoral degrees in geology from the University of Cincinnati. He has been a career advisor and chair of his Reunion Development Committee. In 2000, the University received a gift from Van Wie to establish the Harold Van Heusen Scholarship Endowment.

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