St. Lawrence Trustee Sharee Freeman ’76 has received
two distinguished awards in the past several months. Last July, The National
Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) presented Freeman, who
is director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the United States Department
of Justice in Washington, D.C., with the 2005 Robert Lamb Humanitarian Award
(pictured). Annually, NOBLE honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding
work in the areas of human welfare and social reform in a law enforcement context. In
September, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) presented
her the IACP Civil Rights Award. She received the award on behalf of CRS
in recognition of its promoting positive police-community relations, especially
as they relate to issues of race, culture and ethnicity.
SUNY Canton has recently welcomed two Laurentians to its administrative
ranks. Brian J. Lee ’68, right, is serving
as interim vice president for administrative services, while Randy
Sieminski ’87 is director of public relations.
first became involved with SUNY Canton as an economic developer
when the college and St. Lawrence County, among others, began working
on the anaerobic digester project. A psychology graduate of St. Lawrence,
he earned his MBA in operations management at Union College.
Sieminski returns to the North County from a position as vice president
of the communications department with the NHL’s Florida Panthers
and Sunrise Sports and Entertainment. He was Greek life coordinator
and assistant director of student activities at St. Lawrence, 1990-1992. He
helped the Panthers gain industry-wide recognition by winning Street
and Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “Stanley
Cup of Business.”
Young entrepreneurs and classmates (from left) Lee Denslow ’02,
Ward Meehan ’02 and Luke Adovasio ’02 have
founded a new clothing company, GREENLOBSTERUSA; they are pictured
outside their office in Stamford, Conn. GREENLOBSTERUSA specializes
in polo shirts, hats, belts and accessories. For more information,
University athletic trainer Ron Waske ’69,
former trainer of the New York Islanders of the NHL, will be inducted
into the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Association/Society
of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers Hall of Fame in June. A
plaque at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto will recognize Waske
for his achievements.
This year’s honor goes to the Islanders’ duo
of Waske and equipment manager Jim Pickard, who worked together 1974-84,
including the Islanders’ run of four consecutive Stanley Cup
championships (he is pictured with a photograph of himself holding
aloft one of those cups). Waske was also the athletic trainer for
two NHL All-Star games and served as vice president of the PHATS.
returned to his alma mater as associate athletic trainer in 1984, becoming
head athletic trainer in 1985. From 1997 through 1999 he was head coach
of the Saint women’s ice hockey team in its transition from Division
III to Division I, returning to his duties as head athletic trainer
for St. Lawrence’s 32-sport athletic program.