CLASS NOTES
56
SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
1995
Samantha C. Bixby ’95
PO Box 5365
Breckenridge, CO 80424
307-699-4699
Next Reunion: 20
th
, 2015 (
cluster with ’94, ’96)
1996
Tanya R. Parrott ’96
9712
Handerson Place, #405
Manassas Park, VA 20111
571-292-1072
Next Reunion: 20
th
, 2015 (
cluster with ’94, ’95)
Baby news comes to us from Portland, Ore.,
where
Alicia Joy
and wife Sheila welcomed twins
last winter. Alicia writes: “Bea (Beatrix) and Gus
Rabideaux Joy surprised us by coming five weeks
early, despite my insistence that they really didn't
want to be born on Christmas Eve. They were
stubborn and thankfully were born very healthy
and avoided any time in the NICU. We're still ad-
justing to quickly becoming a family of four but
are doing well.” Congratulations!
Congratulations also to
Chachu” Ganya
,
re-
elected to Kenya’s National Assembly in March.
Chachu has represented the constituency of
North Horr since 2007. He is joined in the Na-
tional Assembly by Joseph Lekuton ’91, M’94, also
elected in 2007, and by the recently-elected Ken-
neth Okoth ’01 and Lati Lelelit ’04. There’s a pic-
ture of the four Laurentians above.
And here's an item that should have been in-
cluded last time, but remained overlooked in this
intrepid reporter's inbox until recently.
Christo-
pher Kenney
was interviewed by Sirius-XM radio
channel 106 in November about the life and leg-
acy of William McKinley, as part of their monthly
Our American Presidents” series. Chris is the di-
rector of education at the McKinley Presidential
Library & Museum.
Just as this issue was about to go to press,
the University announced the appointment
of
Jeremy Freeman
as director admissions.
For more, see page 3.
I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying a
lovely summer. Drop a line fromwherever you are
and let us know what you’re up to!
1997
Kerri Williams ’97
400
Fingar Rd.
Hudson, NY 12534-4271
(
h) 518-828-0842
(
c) 518-567-9940
Next Reunion: 20
th
, 2018 (
cluster with ’98, ’99)
Wow....Didn't stalk anyone this time, and only
ONE classmate touched base to share news.
Katie Nielson Galbadore
called, and we en-
joyed catching up! Katie and Air Force husband
James are enjoying life in Idaho watching their
three daughters, Samantha, Sarah and Sabrina,
grow up into beautiful young ladies. And a big
thank you to James for your service.
Now, Class of 1997, you need to SEND ME YOUR
UPDATES. I hope I will have more to share after
seeing you all at our Reunion. Otherwise I will be
forced to talk aboutmyself.Youhave beenwarned.
1998
MelissaWilson MacGregor '98
4648
N. 23rd Road
Arlington, VA. 22207
703-527-7525
Next Reunion: Next Reunion: 20
th
, 2018 (
cluster
with ’97, ’99)
It was great to hear from so many classmates
through Facebook and email. It was looking like
we’d have a great turnout at Reunion. Thanks to
Daniel Jalbert
and
Nicole Berry-Garnsey
and
the planning committee for organizing every-
thing! More next time.
Andrea Monnat Cammarata
and husband
Jason welcomed Ethan Robert on November 14,
2012.
Andrea and Jason also have a 3-year-old
daughter, Aubrey. Andrea was excited to be on
maternity leave until June to spend time with the
kids!
In other baby news,
Matthew Fero
and
Avery
Fluck
welcomed a baby girl, Lilly, on February 11,
2013.
Matt and Avery also have a 3-year-old son,
Jack. They recently moved into a new house in
Brighton, N.Y. Matt is a partner at Fero & Ingersoll,
LLP in Rochester, concentrating on family law.
I was also excited to hear that
Amy Rondeau
Owens
got married last spring. She and Leland
live in Alexandria, Va. and were expecting a
baby in June.
Erica Hasel Stark
and her husband, Matt, live in
Clemmons, N.C., with Madeleine, 6, and Ethan, 5.
She teaches senior English at Davie County High
School. They enjoy hiking in their beautiful state
on the weekends!
In November 2012,
Abi Howe Hastillo
started
a new job at UConn as a program specialist with
the Office of Study Abroad. She says, “I’m advis-
ing students who wish to study in Asia, helping
with incoming exchange students, and also help-
ing with marketing and promotion as we work to
grow the number of students studying abroad at
UConn by about 10% over the next five years. It’s
been a lot to learn, but a wonderful adventure.”
Abi and
Kathryn “Katy” Foley
met up in Provi-
dence, R.I., on April 1 to see
Girl Rising
.
It focuses
on the power of education to change the world,
and the struggle that girls in many countries face
from having little or no access to education.
I was able to spend a fun “girls only” weekend
with
Anne Campbell Dudro
in January at the
Bedford Springs Resort, Pa. It was the perfect
meet-up point for both Washington, D.C. and
Pittsburgh. We had a great time catching up,
eating great meals, and (of course) enjoying the
wonderful spa there! This won’t be our last trip.
Please send me your updates throughout the
year. You can find us on Facebook
.
facebook.com/groups/SLU98/) and LinkedIn!
Four Laurentians Serving in Kenya National Assembly
As noted in the Spring 2013
St. Lawrence
,
four St. Lawrence alumni were elected to the Kenya
National Assembly. From left, they are
Lati Lelelit '04, Kenneth Okoth '01, Chachu Ganya ’96
and
Joseph Lekuton ’91, M’94
.
Govedi Asutsa