CLASS NOTES
SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 59
2007
Megan Bernier ’07
3
Mildon Road
Canton, NY 13617
404-617-7851 (
cell)
Next Reunion: 10
th
, 2017
In early spring, I foundmyself going through one
of my scrapbooks and came across my St. Law-
rence acceptance letter, preserved and in perfect
condition. It's hard to believe it was 10 years ago
that we all received that envelope in the mail and
made one of the best decisions of our lives.
I appreciate everyone who continues to write in
with their updates on what opportunities and ex-
citingmoments they've had since graduating. In a
small way, it reminds me of this bond we all have
with each other since we got that letter and sur-
vived four North Country winters together. Please
keep the notes and emails coming!
HankAnderson
wrote tome about his wedding
to Mary BethWood '08 on September 8, 2012, on
Block Island, Rhode Island.
James Brauch, Brian
Crowley
and
Brad Liston
were groomsmen, and
the bride had classmates alongside her on her big
day, including Cynthia Thorburn '08, Kristin Dacey
'08
and Sarah MacFarland '08. There were many
more Laurentians in attendance.
"
We had a great long weekend, which included
a beach bonfire Friday night and the wedding/
reception on Saturday," Hank writes. Their hon-
eymoon involved a week each in the Dordogne
region of France and San Sebastian, Spain. Mary
Beth and Hank live in Astoria, N.Y., where they've
been since 2009. He is working at Bloomberg LP,
managing theMid-Atlantic sales region, while she
is at Guilford Publishing as an editorial assistant.
Lizzie ConnollyM’07
married Jeff Haislet '08 on
December 29, 2012, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "It
was a very snowy night so it definitely felt like a
St. Lawrence wedding!" she says. Alumni in their
wedding party included
Mary Rogers Manion,
Caitlyn Cimikoski
and
George Barbieri
.
Other
Laurentians in attendance were
Erin Mellow,
Esther Deming, Caroline Foster, Eli Mathews,
Tracy Dana, David Wilkins, Lindsay Arthurs
,
Katie Connor '06 and TomManion ’06.
I heard from one of Lizzie's Kappa sisters,
Erika
Gutfreund
,
who graduated in 2012 from NYU
with her master's in social work: "I passed the li-
censing exam and am an inpatient psychiatric so-
cial worker at Bellevue Hospital in NewYork City."
After receiving his master's degree in statistics
from RIT,
Nick Alena
took a position as a data
analyst at Northwestern University. He is now a
senior analyst in the Graduate School and resides
in Lakeview, Ill.
I came across a wonderful article about
Lauren
Waggoner
,
who is working on her Ph.D. in crimi-
nal justice at Washington State University in Spo-
kane. She has been doing research aboard a U.S.
Navy guided-missile destroyer in the Arabian Sea,
studying the effects of different watch-standing
schedules on the sleep and performance of sail-
ors. If you’d like to read more about her work, visit
Summer is the perfect time for Laurentians to
get together! Don’t forget to send in photos from
your gatherings and such and update me on the
latest happenings with you!
2008
Justin Lynch ’08
217
Woodlawn Terrace
Syracuse, NY 13203
Mobile Phone: 585-506-5592
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2014 (
cluster with ’09, ’10)
Wedding bells are ringing from coast to coast
as our classmates are tying the knot. I feel like
I’m blogging for theKnot.com, but I’m thrilled
to share the news I received (and gathered via
Facebook) with you!
Drew Crawford
writes that
Jon Cardinal
mar-
ried Brittany Lee Paull (Westminster College,
Utah, '08) on September 1, 2012, in Washington,
D.C. Kathleen Buckley, University chaplain, pre-
sided over the ceremony. The wedding recep-
tion was held at The Arts Club of Washington
and several classmates were in attendance:
Da-
vid
and
Meghan Hollibaugh Baker, Liz Boyd,
Brian
and
Lisa Romas Congiu, Kirk Donovan
and
Emily Gullickson
.
Other Saints who cel-
ebrated include Charles '81 and Susan Neiley
Merrell '83, Elinor Tatum '93, Colleen Anderson
'96,
Molly Ryan '05, Adam Casler '06, John Gursky
'07
and Zoe Geer '09. For news about Jon, see
page 7.
I saw via facebook that
Dan McElvaine
and
Sarah Gomer
were hitched February 16, 2013, in
sunny Los Angeles. Several classmates celebrated
with the couple, including
Maren Beales, Ellen
Patterson, Caroline Palmer, MelinaVanHook,
Katie Alexander, George Ehrhardt
and
Andy
Alvarez
(
sorry if I missed anyone).
We want to hear about your wedding, baby and
career announcements. Please keep sharing your
good news by dropping me a note!
2009
Cassie Coughlin ’09
4
Prince St. Apt 5
Boston MA 02113
802-779-3623
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2014 (
cluster with ’08, ’10)
PJ Campbell
writes that he has been in Mons,
Belgium, since January,“interning at NATO as part
of my studies at St. John's Law. Fernanda Carcamo
'08
lives here as well and we get together and
reminisce about SLU quite often. I'll be heading
back to NewYork later this year to intern at Simp-
sonThacher & Bartlett LLP before finishingmy last
year of law school."
Mike Chambers
reported that he would be
climbing Mt. Everest this spring, on behalf of Fly-
ing Kites Global, an organization that rescues and
cares for orphaned children in Kenya. He lives in
Needham, Mass., with his fiancé and two dogs.
Hope to hear frommore of you soon!
2010
Joshua Johnson ’10
1110 8
th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
716-499-3016 (
cell)
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2017 (
cluster with ’08, ’09)
Greetings, Class of 2010! I have interesting ca-
reer news this time.
Since graduating,
Whitney Hudson
has been
pursuing an acting career in television and film in
New York City. When she moved there she said
she felt completely lost on how to even begin
navigating the profession.
Over time, audition by audition and role by role,
Whitney said she started to feel as if she could
truly call herself an actor. Her first big role was
in the movie
The Place Beyond the Pines
.
The di-
rector, Derek Cianfrance, gave Whitney a chance
with a speaking part in a scene. This was her first
contract and enabled her to join the Screen Ac-
tors’Guild. She can now vote for the SAG awards,
which she says is a pretty cool benefit, but it also
enables her to make a living wage at acting now.
Whitney has had many adventures performing
improv in the city and working on independent
movies, commercials and television and movie
sets. She has been featured on shows such as
Law & Order: SVU
and
Gossip Girl
.
Whitney says,
I feel like I am just beginning to understand the
business. The life of an actor ebbs and flows and I
am riding that wave feeling grateful for both the
highs and the lows. The other day I went to see
The Place Beyond the Pines
and my scene was basi-
cally cut to nothing, but as the credits rolled and I
sawmy name I felt thankful just for that.”
St. Lawrence Nordic skiing alumnae
Caro-
line Carpenter '12
(
left) and
Sophie Al-
len '11
(
right) travelled fromWashington,
D.C., and Boston, respectively, to cheer on
their former teammate and lifelong friend
Kelsey Nichols '13
at her final Middle-
bury Carnival last February.