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Teaching Resources

Talking Shop

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I Remember Professor...

Good Teachers on Good Teaching

Mutual Benefits

A Win-Win-Win-Win Situation

Viggo Mortensen '80 Remembers

Laurentian Reviews

Alumni Accomplishments

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Alumni Accomplishments

 Karin Behrens '84, an Edward Jones investment representative in Exeter, N.H., for 12 years, recently was named a general partner with the firm's holding company, the Jones Financial Cos. She is one of only 33 individuals chosen from more than 29,000 associates across the globe to join the firm's 236 principals. John Bachmann, managing partner of Edward Jones, said, "Karin has been a leader in our firm from the beginning and currently serves as a regional leader, making her responsible for the success of more than 50 other investment representatives." She has been president of the local American Women's Business Association and the Exeter Kiwanis Club; she and her husband, Jeffrey Bouvier, have two sons, Alexander and Andrew.

 Sandra Graham '76, assistant professor of music at the University of California/Davis, is the 2001 winner of the Society for American Music Housewright Dissertation Award for her study, "The Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Concert Spiritual: The Beginnings of an American Tradition." An American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellow in 1997, she teaches courses in ethnomusicology, African American music and American music. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in music at NYU and has taught there and been a visiting assistant professor at Washington University and the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign. She is the niece of Donald Dumville '40.

 Mona Maroun '94 has been named a broker and assistant vice president in the Buffalo, N.Y., office of Marsh, an insurance brokerage and risk advisement company. She had been in the firm's Syracuse office. An economics major and education minor at St. Lawrence, the Tupper Lake, N.Y., native is a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York.

Just three years after his father, Dr. Philip Martinez '51, left, retired from family practice following more than 40 years of service to the people of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Dr. Marcus Martinez '94 has reopened the office in the same location. The younger Dr. Martinez also intends to continue the family tradition of house calls. He earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, while his father's medical degree is from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

 Ever wonder about those people listed at the end of TV programs like "West Wing"? Who are they? What do they do all day? Kevin Ryan '87 has had a first-hand look. Last summer, Ryan left his position in Washington as chief of staff to Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to consult for NBC's new political drama, "Mr. Sterling." The show, which began airing on NBC January 10, depicts the life of a senator who's new to Washington; it is produced and written by some of the same people involved with "West Wing."
Ryan's job is to use his Capitol Hill experience to ensure that the scripts and sets accurately portray the United States Senate. "I work with the writers so they use the Ôlingo' typical of Capitol Hill," says Ryan. "There is a constant tension between what actually happens in Congress and what is dramatic for television viewers. I hope we can strike the right balance."

Ryan takes inspiration for the Mr. Sterling character, played by Josh Brolin, from his former boss, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and perhaps from current Senator Susan Collins '74 (R-ME). He got his start in Washington through a St. Lawrence connection in Moynihan's office and was hired for his current position by the show's executive producer, also Moynihan's chief of staff during Ryan's tenure. Once "Mr. Sterling" becomes a big hit, Ryan hopes to get back to the real political world, not just the one created for TV.

 Thomas J. Ryan '67, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Quaker Foods and Beverages, was elected chair of the board of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) at the 2002 International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus in Minneapolis in September. The CBBB was formed in 1971 as an umbrella organization and governing body for local Better Business Bureaus in the U.S. and Canada. Ryan assumed his current position with Quaker Foods in 2001, having previously held an equivalent post at Tropicana Products. He has also held executive positions with General Foods Corporations, Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation and The Pillsbury Company. An honors graduate of Suffolk University School of Law, he has a master's degree from NYU Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and a director of the American Frozen Foods Institute. He and his wife, Margaret Atkins '70, live in Chicago; they have two adult children. He has been a career advisor and fund-raising volunteer for St. Lawrence.