It was a reunion of a different sort last December when Marion "Gaither"
Galleher Kyhos '77 and her family welcomed her Kenyan host family from
1975 at the Kyhos home in Bethesda, Md. From left are Edna Ambundo;
the Kyhos family, including husband Tom and children Justin, Patrick
and Jennifer; and Sam and Bertha Ambundo. "Edna was 3 years old
when I lived with the Ambundos," says Marion; "she just received
her Ph.D. and is working at MIT. It was a terrific reunion!"
Fitzgerald '90 has been elected a partner in the Rochester, N.Y.,
law firm Harris Beach LLP, effective January 1, 2001. He practices in
the firm's Commercial Real Estate Development and Finance Practice Group.
He earned his law degree at Albany Law School of Union University and
joined Harris Beach in 1995. He and his wife, Carol Calcagni Fitzgerald
'90, live in Rochester.
Rutkoff '64 has been named professor and director of American studies
at Kenyon College, where he has been a faculty member for 30 years.
A professor of history, he is also director of Kenyon's School-College
Articulation Program, thorugh which high schools offer courses, taught
by their own teachers with guidance from Kenyon mentors, to more than
1,000 students for college credit. He has received many honors, including
Ohio Professor of the Year in 1993, and, with a Kenyon colleague, held
a National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship
in 1997-2000. He is the co-author of two scholarly books (see "Laurentian
Reviews" in this issue of St. Lawrence), sole author of one, and
the author of a forthcoming novel.
In her first
bid for elective office, Donna Siwek '83 has been elected a New
York State Supreme Court Justice for the Eighth Judicial District, which
comprises the eight westernmost counties of New York State. At her swearing-in
on January 4, she became the youngest person elected a justice in the
district's history. A Buffalo attorney and cum laude graduate of St.
Lawrence, she earned her law degree at the University of Buffalo Law
School. She and her husband, bank attorney Tim McEvoy, live in North
Buffalo with their children Conor, 7, and Emma, 5.
After a day of skiing, this throng of alumni unfurled the St. Lawrence
banner at the base of the Copper Mountain slopes during last March's
alumni ski outing are there. Thanks to Mary Ann Fitzpatrick Griffin
'57 for submitting the photo.
Several cross country Laurentians got together at last fall's NCAA
Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championship meet at the University
of Rochester, to cheer the current men's and women's teams on to qualification
for the national championships the following week. From left are current
Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Deborah John Newman,
Matt Dawson N'99, Aaron Todd '00, Sarah Smith '00, Jeff Cann '99, current
Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Deborah Danehy Lyndaker
'97, Chris Wilcox '00, Derek Poirier '96, Doug Lewis '97, Jeff Lyndaker
'95 and current Associate Director of Athletics and Head Cross Country
and Track and Field Coach Mike Howard '87. The men's team won the regional
championship and advanced to the NCAA championships, while the women's
squad qualified for the NCAA tourney as a team for the first time in
its history. Thanks to Chris Wilcox for submitting the photo.
Scheduled to be honored at this year's Reunion Weekend, June 1-3, are
the following Laurentians:
The Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award: counselor, psychologist and gay
rights advocate Joseph Norton '40
Meet the Candidates
Gerald Benjamin '65, political scientist and public servant
Daniel Berggren '71, educator and musician
Andrew Ewing '75, chemist and educator
Rose-Alma J. McDonald M'79, Native American educator and social welfare
These Laurentians have accepted nomination for positions on the Alumni
Executive Council. Their formal election for three-year terms beginning
in June 2001 will occur at the June 3 annual meeting of the Alumni
Lucille Tower Funke '56
Priscilla Harvey Shroeder '57
Lennelle Dougherty McKinnon '58
William A. Barclay '92
The Joseph M. Fine III Memorial Scholarship
In January 2000, Joseph Fine '87 died in a traffic accident. He left
his wife, Kim, and a 2-year-old son, Declan, as well as many Laurentian
To honor Joe, two of his classmates have established the Joseph M.
Fine III Memorial Scholarship at St. Lawrence in his memory. Proceeds
from the scholarship endowment will be awarded annually to a deserving
and needy student.
Further information can be obtained from Mark Verstandig '87 at 518-439-1391
(home) or 518-365-0811 (business), or email@example.com,
or David "Tex" Stallman at 1-888-289-4322 (business) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the St. Lawrence International Programs:
First, Great Britain
Next, Central Europe
France in 2001 (sold out)
Announcing, for fall 2002
A cruising tour out of Copenhagen, home of the Denmark Program. Tentative
stops include Stockholm, Helsinki, Talinn and St. Petersburg. Look for
details in the Summer/Fall 2001 St. Lawrence.