Mulligan Gunsalus ’76, a teacher at Landstown Middle School
in Virginia Beach, Va., has been named Virginia History Teacher
of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve
America. She received a $1,000 honorarium, and a core archive
of history books and materials was donated to her school library.
in 2004, the History Teacher of the Year Award honors one exceptional
K-12 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory.
The selection of the state winner is based upon several criteria, including
experience in teaching American history for at least three years; a deep
career commitment to teaching American history; evidence of creativity
and imagination in the classroom; and close attention to documents, artifacts,
historic sites and the other primary materials of history. A history major
at St. Lawrence, Gunsalus was elected to the Phi
Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society.
Shauna Ryan King ’79 has been appointed
Yale University's vice president of finance and administration.
She had worked for most of her career in various capacities
at PepsiCo, most recently as president of PepsiCo Shared
Services, global chief information officer and chief transformation
officer. In the last of her assignments, she began the process
of transforming PepsiCo from a highly decentralized company
into one that shares business processes and IT systems across
"Throughout her career, Shauna King has demonstrated a capacity to communicate
a vision and to motivate people,” said Yale President Richard C. Levin. “She
is gifted at problem diagnosis and priority-setting, and she is also committed
to encouraging the professional development of those around her."
King, a certified public accountant, majored in psychology
at St. Lawrence and earned an MBA in accounting and finance from Cornell
Jim Miller '68, a professor in the College of Business
and Management at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla., since 1985, recently received
the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award for the 2005-2006 academic year.
For the past 16 years, each graduating class has selected by secret ballot
a faculty member they think epitomizes excellence in teaching. The Outstanding
Professor of the Year is "one who encourages learning both inside and
outside of the classroom, challenges students to do their very best and inspires
them to do great things, both now and in the future." Donald Ross, president
of Lynn University, left, and Kathleen Cheek-Milby, vice president for academic
affairs, presented Miller with the award during undergraduate Commencement
ceremonies on May 13. This marked the fourth time students have named him the
Outstanding Professor of the Year. Miller earned his St. Lawrence degree in economics,
a master's degree from Catholic University of America and the Ph.D. from The
Michele Amidon ’94 has been named
USA Hockey’s first-ever director of women’s hockey
operations. A former U.S. Women’s National Team player,
she had spent the last eight seasons of her professional
career as the highly successful head coach of the Bowdoin
College women’s ice hockey team. In 2002-03, she guided
Bowdoin to a third-place national finish and was named both
the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by the American Hockey
Coaches Association and NESCAC Coach of the Year.
“Getting someone of Michele’s caliber is a tremendous benefit to
our women’s national program as we begin preparations for the 2010 Olympic
Winter Games in Vancouver,” said Jim Johannson, senior director of hockey
operations at USA Hockey.
Amidon also has coaching experience at the international
level, having served as assistant coach with the U.S. National
22 & Under
Team that competed in the 1999 Christmas Cup in Fussen, Germany.
She has also been a head coach at USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps.
She won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. National Team
at the 1992 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship.
She was a three-year captain of the SLU women’s team, and was ECAC
Rookie and NCAA Division III Player of the Year in her first
season. Named the ECAC Most Valuable Player as a junior and to the ECAC
All-Star Team in her senior campaign, Amidon was a three-time MVP of the
St. Lawrence team.
Czerw ’83 was promoted two ranks
to major general by the U. S. Army in July, and promptly
took command of the Army Medical Department Center at Fort
Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex., which trains all Army enlisted
medical personnel. He is also post commander and chief of
the Army Dental Corps. Czerw, a native of Utica, New York,
was the subject of a feature story in the Utica Observer-Dispatch newspaper,
which stated, “Czerw has had extended assignments in
Germany and Washington, D.C., in his 19-year career with
the Army Dental Corps, and a memorable tour in Iraq where
he also commanded a combat stress control unit. He credits
Lawrence baseball coach, Tom Fay, for convincing him
after a promising tryout with the Boston Red Sox to go to
dental school instead of hanging his hopes on pro baseball.
That led directly to his career with the Army Dental Corps.”
was also active in music at St. Lawrence, where he sang Don
Quixote in Man of La Mancha in his senior year.
He earned his degree in biology,
and also participated in ROTC, helping lead his unit to top
honors during Army training at Fort Bragg as a senior. He
earned his DDS degree at SUNY Buffalo and has been a member
of St. Lawrence's Alumni
Executive Council. He and his wife, Michelle Alexander Czerw ’83,
have a daughter, Danielle, 17.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) Board meeting in June
2006 in Acadia National Park, Maine, saw several Laurentians
in attendance, including three members of the board. They spent one morning
working with a SCA high school conservation crew doing a conservation service
project in the park, and were appropriately attired for that work when
photographed. From left to right are Erica Carlson, who worked in St. Lawrence’s
admissions office, 1998-2001; Fraser Brewer Gilbane ’78,
SCA board; Josh Stearns ’00, SCA board; Robert
Holley ‘79N, SCA vice president for advancement; and Fred
Prescott ’86, SCA board.