CLASS NOTES
62
SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
Heather Goss
has been working for over a year
for Maine Authors Publishing, a small, indepen-
dent publishing company in Rockland. She was
recently promoted to publishing executive. She
does a little bit of everything, from customer ser-
vice to publicity. She said that the company has
been getting a lot of attention recently, especially
after several conferences in Boston, where they
are working to open a branch called Boston Writ-
ers Publishing. Heather was even interviewed by
Publishers’ Weekly
.
I meant to include some notes from
Monica
Manfred
in a previous edition. I unfortunately
totally forgot, so, first, apologies to Monica. She
received her master’s degree and is working at
a neuropsychology practice in Manhattan. She
also has done a special projects internship at the
United Nations. Her work dealt with research on
internationalizing the psychology curriculum,
which was presented at the American Psychologi-
cal Association Conference in Orlando last year.
She said that she loves hearing from SLU friends,
so definitely, reach out to Monica.
2011
Beth Spadaccini ’11
PO Box 49
Waddington NY 13694
315-323-0650
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2017 (
cluster with ’12, ’13)
Warren Perdrizet
is one of four authors of
Com-
mon Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians,
just out from Princeton University Press. He stud-
iedmosses with his advisor, lead author Karl McK-
night in biology.
Theresa Rodriguez
,
who started as a recruiting
assistant withWeichert Realtors in April 2012, was
recently promoted to recruiting coordinator. She
is recruiting in the Hudson County region of New
Jersey and the NewYork City area.
George Mullikin and
Emily Moquin M'12
got
married on July 21, 2012, in Hammond, N.Y. SLU
alumni guests included Maid of Honor Katie Mo-
quin '09, M'10, bridesmaid
Kailey Pestka, Dani-
elle Winters
,
Bo McDougall '06, M'10, Education
facultymember Ed Boyd '72 andMaryWhalen '49.
Julia Sprague
has been accepted for the Mas-
ter of Divinity program at Princeton Theological
Seminary and will be attending this fall. For more
on Sprague connections to St. Lawrence, see the
separate story in these Class Notes pages.
On a sad note, this is the first time I have had
to report the passing of a classmate.
Timothy
McCormick
lost his life on February 16, in an
accident while on the job as an EMT in India-
napolis. He was named a lifetime paramedic
for Indiana posthumously, with his license
presented to his mother. He had been an EMT
while a student at St. Lawrence.
2012
Lauren Liebhaber ’12
510
East Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
315-527-8452 (
cell)
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2017 (
cluster with ’11, ’13)
Class of 2012 – It was great to hear fromyou! I am
sincerely happy to hear about all of the impres-
sive things that you’ve been able to accomplish in
such a short time.
Brian Abernethy
has been working as a region-
al account manager for 3M in Cleveland, Ohio.
His territory includes Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylva-
nia and NewYork. Brian made a visit to campus in
February to give a presentation on 3M.
Jim Curro
and Prof. Michael Schuckers received
second place at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics
Conference for their research paper“Total Hockey
Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating
of National Hockey League forwards and defense-
men based upon all on-ice events.” Their research
was featured in the March edition of ESPN maga-
zine.
Alex Epstein
has landed his dream job, as an in-
dependent contractor doing environmental com-
munications consulting for several Burlington,
Vt., companies. His responsibilities include man-
aging various social media outlets, web design,
email marketing, and analytics for companies that
have specific environmental niches.
In addition, Alex has started a food blog with his
college sweetheart,
Sonya Krakoff
.
Their blog,
, aims to track their
adventures in eating locally in Burlington, Vt.
Chelsea Francis
has been working as the office
administrator at the Akwesasne FreedomSchool
in Akwesasne. She is planning on taking online
courses this fall to count toward her master's in
public administration. Chelsea credits her profes-
sional pursuits to her summer internship at the
Department of the Interior’s Office of Tribal Self-
Governance with Sharee Freeman ’76, a St. Law-
rence trustee. Last but certainly not least, Chelsea
is expecting a baby girl this June.
Annalise Grueter
said she would spend five
weeks in May and June backpacking in the Hi-
malayas with the National Outdoor Leadership
School.
Thahitun Mariam
moved to the West Bank for
an English teaching position in the southern Pal-
estinian city of Hebron. She completed her three-
month internship contract in December and later
began working with the Palestinian National Au-
thority, Ministry of Local Government, in the He-
bron Municipality office. She is in the Public Rela-
tions department, as the International Relations
officer assigned to develop and expand their
global networks with other municipalities world-
wide, inviting and welcoming foreign delegations
and coordinating local projects on the ground.
This summer Thahitun plans to go to Turkey for
an internship and teaching program provided by
the iSay Foundation.
Lauren Stemler
spent her spring break on a ser-
vice trip for Hurricane Sandy relief. She notes that
it was an incredibly rewarding experience.
Ryan Walsh
has finished his first year as an as-
sistant director in the St. Lawrence Admissions of-
fice. As a member of the most recent graduating
class (until Commencement this May!), Ryan was
honored to have had the opportunity to be an
active participant in the selection process of the
Class of 2017.
2013
Brittany Moten ’13
91
Labbance Lane
Fairfield, CT 06824
858-444-7298
Next Reunion: 5
th
, 2017 (
cluster with ’11, ’12)
I would like to extend my warmest greetings to
the Class of 2013. We did it!
I will be serving as our class reporter. I know we
are all going to go to amazing places and do re-
markable things so, please feel free to send me
updates on what’s going on in your lives. It’s a
great way to keep connected and share our ac-
complishments with one another! I wish you all
the best in everything that you do and I look for-
ward to hearing from you.
Graduate Programs
Gary E. Krolikowski M’77
4380
Lakeshore Drive
Castile, NY 14427
585-237-6168
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October 4-6,
2013
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Beginning with the start of the academic
year, the student-defined seasons are:
Fall
Sticks (picture bare trees)
Winter
Mud
Spring
Summer