CLASS NOTES
54
FALL 2013 | ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
I hope everyone will put our 20th Reunion in
2018
on the calendar. You won’t want to miss it!
On Friday night, we all enjoyed a great evening
with a performance by Zion Express in the new
Java House. The location is hard to describe but
it’s in a former garage/storage space between Lee
Hall and Launders.
Brendan DeMelle
,
Trevor
Nicholson
,
Andre White ’97 and Peyton Tochter-
man ’00 put on an amazing show.
We had a great showing at the parade on Sat-
urday morning. Perhaps the highlight for
Jim
MacGregor
and me was the last-minute cash do-
nations from
Thomas Daub
and
Andy Wojcicki
that brought our Reunion class gift over $46,000!
This tradition that
Caitlin McAndrews
started
with me several years ago generally involves her
throwingmoney over the table at me during a ca-
sual lunch in DC! It’s one tradition that I amhappy
to continue. Jimand I were so proud to announce
our class gift at the ceremony after the parade
(
with the numbers adjusted, of course).
Andy Wojcicki made the longest trip to campus
(
by my estimation). He lives in Jacksonville, Fla.,
and is an auditor for UF Jacksonville Healthcare,
Inc. Andy married Lauren Martin on December
31, 2012.
Congratulations, Andy and Lauren!
TomDaub and his family live in Easton, Mass. He
is the president of Brown-Daub, Inc., a car dealer-
ship in Easton.
We spent quite a bit of time catching up with
Thomas Hudson
.
Tom, Jim,
Anne Campbell
Dudro
and I were housemates in our first year in
Arlington after graduation 15 years ago. We had
such a fun year, but Tom moved to Denver after
that year to take a job with Invesco. He is now
a senior investment analyst for The Milestone
Group. He and his wife, Amy Cleaveland, live in
Boston with their 3-year-old daughter, Emma,
who became my best friend over the course of
ReunionWeekend.
It was also great to catch up with
Edith “Ede”
Ellis
and
Carol Hosley Shogren
.
Ede lives in
Plattsburgh with her 7-year-old daughter, Bailey.
Carol and her family still live in Wisconsin, about
45
minutes fromMadison. Carol has two kids - Ka-
tie and Luke - who are completely adorable.
Two classmates with the shortest trips to Re-
union are working for St. Lawrence athletics.
Franco Bari
has been the head coach of the
women’s soccer team since 2008; he married as-
sistant women’s hockey coach Mare MacDougall
in the chapel in July.
Ethan Townsend
has been
the head coach of men’s and women’s Nordic ski-
ing since 2004. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in
Canton with their son Calvin.
It was also great to catch up with
Andy Toner
.
We had a mini-London fall ’96 reunion with
Chanda Betourney ’97 and Adam French ’97 after
dinner on Friday night. Andy lives in Boston and
works as a fund analyst at Wells Fargo.
In non-reunion news,
Amy Rondeau Owens
and husband Leland welcomed their son Fergus
Edward “Gus” Owens on May 27, 2013. Amy and
Leland live in Alexandria, Va., only a few miles
from us and ironically, we had dinner plans with
them for the night before she had Fergus. They
canceled because she wasn’t feeling well, but
wasn’t due until June 21st. Fergus had other plans!
Please catch up with our class on Facebook and
LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you with
your updates on family, work and life in general!
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Genevieve Shaw Brown ’99
177
East 77th Street, Apt 3B
NewYork, NY
646-275-0016
Next Reunion: Next Reunion: 20
th
, 2018 (
cluster
with ’97, ’98)
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Joe Kerper ’00
8156
Centaur Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
303-674-3181
Next Reunion: 15
th
, 2016 (
cluster with ’01, ’02)
Interlude at a Ghana Orphanage
Pete Carpenter ’12 had a couple of months to kill between the conclusion of some post-grad-
uate courses in finance at the University of Hartford and the start of a training programwith GE
Capital. So he volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana.
I connected with the Ghana Children's Fund, which has been raising money for the Good
Shepherd Orphanage and School since 2007,”the Officer Scholarship recipient, Phi Beta Kappa
graduate and men’s lacrosse captain explains. “They needed someone ‘on the ground’ to help
with budgeting and planning more effectively, and I was looking for an experience in a devel-
oping country, particularly one that has some objectives that might make a difference in the
long run.”
Carpenter, the son of John ’81 and Shelley Miller Carpenter ’81, says he had been “looking for
an opportunity to travel and live in sub-Saharan Africa since I opted for a semester in Prague
over Kenya my junior year. I certainly wanted to support the orphanage and the Fund, but
also, such an experience is really the only way to truly understand the politics and economics
of a developing nation, a topic I had been so interested in at St. Lawrence. It definitely didn't
disappoint.”
It didn’t involve just number-crunching, either. In his blog, Carpenter wrote about Giftsy, “an
adorable 4-year-old” who “came to me with a pretty gruesome third-degree burn,” which had
not been properly treated. He and another volunteer succeeded in undoing the damage, but
not without anguish for all concerned. He also took care of daily injuries that were “the prod-
uct of too much soccer at too intense a level” among such hazards as “piles of gravel, concrete
blocks, trees, buildings, and dried creek beds.
The liberal arts education, passion to understand the world, and skills I developed at St. Law-
rence have been huge in all that I've done since graduation, from rural Ghana to my new office
in Connecticut,”Carpenter concludes.
NSB
For two months earlier this year, Peter Carpenter ’12 volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana.
Enjoying climbing on him are Giftsy, Moda and James.“Several dozen kids lived at the
orphanage, from toddlers to high schoolers, but these three seemed to really run the place
with their antics and smiles,”he says. For more about Giftsy, see the accompanying story.