SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 3
On Campus
Stats Professor
Wins Fulbright
to Finland
Associate Professor
of Statistics Michael
Schuckers has been
selected for an award
from the J. William
Fulbright Foreign
Scholarship Board for
the fall 2013 semes-
ter. He will work on
statistical modeling of
metabolic processes with the Quantita-
tive Biology and Bioinformatics group at
the VTT Technical Research Centre in
Espoo, Finland. Schuckers also plans to
work on the communication of statistical
data analyses.
Schuckers is the director of the Martha
E. '62 and Gregg E. Peterson Quantita-
tive Resource Center at St. Lawrence.
Among his other research interests is the
performance of biometric authentication
devices such as fingerprint scanners. He
is the co-founder of Statistical Sports
Consulting LLC (statsportsconsulting.
com), a firm focused on developing
data-based decision-making tools for a
competitive edge.
Recently, a research paper Schuckers co-
wrote with James Curro ’12 was runner-
up from a field of more than 100 entries
in the Research Paper Competition at the
7
th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics
Conference.
Breaking New Ground
St. Lawrence celebrated the start of
the new residence hall project with a
groundbreaking” ceremony on May 18,
during Commencement Weekend. A
group of Laurentians and families looked
on as, from left, retired Board of Trustees
Chair Donald K. Rose ’64, Senior Class
President Amy Callahan ’13 and President
William L. Fox ’75 scooped a few shovels
of ceremonial soil.
The residence hall is being built on the
former road and parking lot between the
Noble Center and the Quad. It will be
home to as many as 155 students when it
opens in fall 2014. Workers have tempo-
rarily fenced off a portion of the Quad
where geothermal wells will be buried
underground. The wells, which will pro-
vide “green” energy to heat and cool the
building, will be covered with the original
topsoil, and the Quad will be restored in
full.
The University has raised more than
$4.5 million in private donations to pay
for the residence hall, which is expected to
cost about $13 million. The Class of 2013
kicked off the fundraising effort by pledg-
ing its class gift of nearly $8,000.
For information on naming
opportunities, please contact Director
of Principal Gifts Tom Pynchon at 315-
229-5583
or
For
more on the project, please visit
www.
stlawu.edu/newreshall.
Jeremy Freeman ’96 has
been named director of
admissions. He began his
new duties on July 1. The
position had been held
by Alison Almasian, who
has joined the college counseling team at
her secondary school alma mater, the Taft
School, after 22 years at St. Lawrence.
Freeman, who majored in psychology
and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega
service fraternity and an RA at St. Law-
rence, holds a master’s degree in kinesiol-
ogy from Michigan State. As a student,
he was a four-year member of the men’s
tennis team, and later was head men’s and
women’s tennis coach, assistant director
of athletics and director of operations for
Appleton Arena.
His portfolio in athletics is vast, includ-
ing serving as liaison to admissions for
the past five years and coordinator of in-
formation technology in athletics for the
past seven,” said Vice President and Dean
of Admissions and Financial Aid Jeff
Rickey in a campus announcement. “He
has directed the summer sport schools
since 2002 and has coordinated athlet-
ics department publications since 2008.
Jeremy possesses a distinctive suite of skills
and abilities that will serve the University
well today and in the future.”
Freeman Named Admissions Director