CLASS NOTES
48
FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
Caroline Nycum Barr
s youngest daughter
graduated from Colby College on May 26. "It
marked the end of schooling for our three daugh-
ters,”she pointed out.
Suzanne D’Amico-Sharp
emailed that “Re-
union Weekend gave me and
Carol Coyne
a
chance to road-trip and catch up not only with
each other, but unexpectedly, with quite a few
of our ADPi sisters from 1977 and 1978. During
the Greek house visits, we caught up with Janet
Werther Griffin ’77, Sue Ellison Lackmann ’77, Sue
Banner Greer ’77 and
Cindy Magacs Hutchin-
son,
as well as Sue Dickman Burt ’74 with her
husband, Earl ’73, who was celebrating his 40th
reunion. Catching up with Darcy MacClaren and
her photo album evidence of the antics that went
down on our freshman hall was a total crack-up
and a wonderful gift. It was great to be reminded
of our youthful, silly selves and to be reassured
that we were still the same fun-loving people.”
Suzanne’s email concluded with a very encour-
aging“Book me now for 2018.”
1979
KimHoffmann Amoroso ’79
35
Cedar Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
781-258-9401
Next Reunion: 40
th
, 2019
Those of you who were unable to attend our
35
th reunion in June missed out on a great time.
We had a good showing, with 80 or so classmates
from all parts of the country. Our Development
Committee headed by
Deb Boardman Davis
and
Art Gosnell
broke the record for contribu-
tions given by a 35th reunion class: $1.9 million
from our class alone. One of our own,
Chris Kos-
ki
,
received an Alumni Citation for her hard work
and dedication to not only St. Lawrence but to her
Dallas community as well (for more about Chris,
see page 16.) Also, we won the Thursday night
trivia contest at Pub 56, beating out the runners-
up, Class of 2013 members. I think it was the love-
ly rendition of the alma mater that Meg and I did
that clinched it!
Meg Friske Montgomery
and
Maureen
"
Mo"Leonard Missert
write, "We would like to
thank the members of the Class of 1979 reunion
committee for a fabulous job of drawing class-
mates to campus for three-plus glorious days of
catching up:
KimHoffmannAmoroso, Bob Ber-
natchez, Kathleen '"KB" Brown, George Eich-
man, Chris Roller Emerson, Lindsay Carroll
Farrell, Michael Frame, Jack Miller, DebMiller
Misenhimer, Ken Noble, Christy Bridges Ro-
mano, Peter Sullivan, Amy Helbig Swords,
Amy McKeon Wallace, Scott Wallace
and
Gar-
ry Weischedel."
I'd like to add my thanks to Meg and Mo for
the great job and time spent planning this
reunion. It was truly a success! Hope to see
everyone at our 40th!
Carol Hill
writes that she is helping to build and
will run Rhode island's sailing education vessel,
the full-rigged 196-foot ship
Oliver Hazard Perry
.
For more info:
carol-hill. Carol is still living in Dartmouth, Mass.,
and has a photo biz as a second job:
.
smugmug.com. In her spare time she rides her
Norwegian Fjordhorse, Lilly, and skis at Sugarbush.
Dennis Barden
emailed the ’78 reporter that he
wouldn’t make it to Reunion but wanted to con-
vey his warmest wishes to fellow alums. He said
there were many people on the attendance list to
whom he feels a great debt of gratitude, if only
for their friendship and support when he was a
student.
Dennis has lived in Chicago for almost 30 years.
He does executive search consulting, helping
colleges and universities across the country find
presidents, vice presidents and deans. He is on
the road constantly and reports that “it is seldom
boring”! He has been married to Marlon for 27
years and they have a 25-year-old daughter, Tay-
lor, who lives in Washington. While a student at
George Washington University, she dated Pete
Wakhungu Named to Kenya Cabinet Post
Judi Wakhungu ’83
(
pictured when she was on campus in 2010 to receive an Alumni Citation)
has been named Kenya’s new Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, a
position roughly equivalent to Secretary of the Interior in the United States. She had been execu-
tive director of the African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi.
A scientist,Wakhungu has also recently been nominated to advise world leaders on how to tackle
global climate change and food scarcity, and sits on the global Commission on Sustainable Agri-
culture and Climate Change. Her research interests include energy resources management; mate-
rials; energy policy and development; science, technology and development; and gender issues
in science and technology policy.
Wakhungumajored in geology at St. Lawrence, and obtained her M.S. in petroleumgeology from
Acadia University in Nova Scotia and her Ph.D. in energy resources management from Penn State.
She has held a number of energy sector positions in the civil service, industry and higher educa-
tion in her native Kenya, where she was the first woman geologist in the Ministry of Energy and
Regional Development, exploring for geothermal energy in Kenya's Rift Valley; the first female
petroleumgeologist in the National Oil Corporation of Kenya; and the first female faculty member
in the Department of Geology at the University of Nairobi.
Prof.Wakhungu has served onmany boards and committees, both nationally and internationally.
She was the research director of the Global Energy Policy and Planning Program of the Interna-
tional Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS), which is based in Toronto, Canada. She
has served as the project leader of the Renewable Energy Technology Dissemination Project of
the StockholmEnvironment Institute (SEI), and has the distinction of being the designated energy
expert for the United Nations Commission of Science and Technology for Development (Gender
Working Group). She has also served as the Executive Director of the African Technology Policy
Studies (ATPS) Network.
She serves on several national and international boards, task forces and committees, including
the African Conservation Centre, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Tech-
nology for Development (IAASTD), the GoDown Arts Centre, the Institute for Security Studies, the
Lemelson Foundation, the Legatum Centre at MIT, theWorldFish Centre and theWorld Bioenergy
Association. She has also been an associate professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Penn-
sylvania State University, where she also served as the director of the Women in the Sciences &
Engineering (WISE) Institute.
adapted from an
Africa Science News
article by Henry Neondo.