SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
Lisa operates her own PR business promoting
food and beverage clients in Portland, Ore. Check
out her website at
. Lisa and
her 13-year-old daughter, Sara, live within an
hour of Mt. Hood and take advantage of the ski-
ing as well as the hiking and wind surfing in the
Columbia River Gorge. She sees
Suzie Palmer
their kids are in the same middle
school together.
GFI Group Inc. announces the appointment of
Colin Heffron
as GFI’s CEO. He is responsible
for the overall management of GFI’s business
and is on its Board of Directors. Colin joined
GFI Group in 1988 as a broker of foreign cur-
rency options in New York. He has hired several
St. Lawrence graduates, including
Donohue, Jim Taylor
Chris Steffen
well as more recent St. Lawrence graduates.
Greenwich, Conn., was the home of the men’s
lacrosse team for their first game of last season,
against Haverford (SLU won!!). Many alumni
came out. Former player
Jed Stevens
was one of
the hosts for the game and post-game gathering.
Kirsten Elmore Meister
Gale Barlow
met in Aspen for a week of skiing. They
spent an evening with
Gil Vanderaa
at his res-
taurant, Brunelleschi's in Aspen. Donna Winston
spent some time out there as well, and reported
that all is well with Gil, his wife and 6-year-old
daughter, Colby! I know he would love visitors!
Deborah Kolodziej Kaneb
has four kids and
lives with her husband north of Boston, where
she owns a bakery specializing in“super delicious
oversized gourmet cookies.” Please check out her
her cookies
make perfect care packages for college or a nice
thank-you present.
Katherine Clark
announced in February her run
for Congress, representing the Winchester area
of Massachusetts. Katherine is a Massachusetts
State Senator representing the Melrose area, and
will run next November for the Fifth Congres-
sional District seat, contingent on the current
Congressman winning former U. S. Senator John
Kerrey’s seat. If all goes as planned, there will be a
special election for this Congressional seat.
Joy Ciarcia-Levy ’86
Sherbrooke Rd.
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Next Reunion: 30
, 2017 (
cluster with ’87, ’88)
Sarah Martin Banse
is a senior fiction reader at
Ploughshares LiteraryMagazine,
based at Emerson
College. She was a Dean's Fellow at Emerson,
where she received her MFA in fiction and was
the recipient of the Graduate Award in Nonfic-
tion. She was named one of Boston's top MFA
students by Kneerim and Williams Literary Agen-
cy. She is at work on her first novel and a nonfic-
tion book proposal. She lives west of Boston with
her four children.
Lori Randall Maxon
recently moved to Fayette-
ville, N.Y., and is a full-time mother to Mari, 6, and
Jack, 1.
Kari Andersen Lydon
is still enjoying the sun-
shine in Sewalls Point, Fla., with husband John
and three daughters, Morgan, 19, Madisen, 17,
and McKenzie, 14. Their house is becoming qui-
eter with Morgan a sophomore at Florida State
and Madisen heading to Boston College. McKen-
zie, following her sisters in volleyball, will soon be
entering high school.
Dede Saltrelli Stanisci
is a school psychologist
in New Jersey. Her youngest of three sons heads
to college next year.
Betsy Humes Carter
lives in Skaneateles,
N.Y., and has three kids. Her oldest is a fresh-
man in college.
Anita DeVries-Bonneau
lives in Merrick-
ville, Ontario, Canada, not far from the bor-
der. Her youngest of two daughters is start-
ing college next year.
Elizabeth Solomon Hubbard ’87
Bernard Place
Evanston, IL 60201
Next Reunion: 30
, 2017 (
cluster with ’86, ’88)
Greetings from Chicago! I’m keeping busy with
my new café. At this writing in April, we’ve had
one alumna visit the Upstairs Café. Crissy Davis
Roach ’88 stopped by with a big group while
she was in town for a holiday. If any of you visit, I
promise you a delicious baked treat and a cup of
coffee, on the house!
I recently emailed back and forth with
She’s a writer and photographer in Ver-
mont. She and her son Sam are involved with a
very cool project, making a filmabout her 36 years
of being a pen pal with a girl/woman in Sweden.
Melissa and her pen pal will meet for the first time
this summer and her filmmaker son will docu-
ment the meeting. Their project has been written
about in Stockholm and blogged about in France
and England. Melissa will also be teaching a se-
ries of photography and filmmaking workshops
for kids in Saratoga Springs this summer. Love to
hear about that kind of creativity and I hope to be
able to see Melissa and Sam’s film!
Since graduating,
Sandra Vander Schaaf
worked in politics, commerce, obstetrics, theol-
ogy and the arts. After battling breast cancer in
Sandra pursued a master’s degree, which
involved writing a book about how learning Ar-
gentine tango changed her take on Christianity.
She finished the degree in 2012 and is working
on publishing the book and returning to life as
a professional photographer. Might be the best
example of using a liberal arts education that I’ve
ever heard of.
There are still many of you out there who haven’t
written to me in a long time….or ever! I’d love to
hear what you’re doing and so would the rest of
our classmates. Write, call, email, or FB message
me. Let me know what you’re up to! Until then,
be well!
Mission to Newtown
Rich Peverley ’04
was one of several Boston Bruins who, along with Head Coach Claude Julien, visited New-
town, Conn., in February, in a gesture to give that community a respite from memories of the school massacre
that took place there in December. He’s pictured with the children of Kathy Thiesen ’92 and Chris Gardner ’93,
Andrew, 11, and Caroline, 8, at the Newtown Youth Academy.
Gardner explains that the Bruins came“tomeet with Newtown students, sign autographs and play street hockey
with them. What a classy group! My kids sought Rich out first and he was really happy to see their Saints jerseys,
which he signed. Then he went out and played street hockey with the kids for about an hour. The Newtown High
School hockey team gave the Bruins players Newtown jerseys to take with them. It was a nice way for the kids to
spend the day....smiles all around.”
For Gardner’s reflections in the aftermath of the Newton killings, see“Final Thought,”page 65.