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Alumni Accomplishments

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Alumni Accomplishments

George C. Colclough '66 has acceded to the presidency of Smith & Wesson, the world's leading manufacturer of handguns. He is a 25-year employee of the Springfield, Mass., company, serving most recently as vice president of administration. He holds a law degree from Western New England College of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. A Vietnam veteran, he lives in Wilbraham, Mass., with his wife, Kathryn. They have two children, Heather and George Jr. '98.

The second annual Mark A. Monaco Golf Tournament, held July 29, 2000, at the Niagara County Golf Course, saw almost 200 people turn out and contribute over $6,500 to the Mark A. Monaco Memorial Fund at St. Lawrence. Mark '96 died in a car accident in October 1998. Among Laurentians challenging the links for the cause were, front from left, Matt Cheney '97, Joy Sullivan '96, Allan Monaco (Mark's father, holding the St. Lawrence sweatshirt), Stephanie Chader '97; second row, Erik Morland '95, Mike Moran '98, Chris Butzbach '97, Greg Fenn '96, Brandt Brisson '96, Cory Bearor '99, Dan Jalbert '98, Chris Merkle '96; third row, Jon Gilfallan '95, Tom Waters '99, Scott Miller '01, Ryan Mackey '99, Ed Sudnik '99, Rob Simson '98; holding the banner, Brian Ritter '96, Scott Slattery '99, Ron Feuer '96, Gareth Roberts '96 and Steve Slattery '95. The 2001 tournament is slated for Saturday, July 28; for details, visit the Web site.

Seven individuals were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame as part of Laurentian Leadership Weekend in October. From left are Richard Broadbelt '63, ice hockey All-America goaltender and 1964 Canadian Olympian; Michael McKinnon '83, accepting for his father, hockey player and long-time St. Law-rence coach, teacher and proponent of women's athletics Bernie McKinnon '57, who passed away two weeks after his induction; Valerie Van Horn Pate '85, one of the few athletes in Saint history to partici-pate on four varsity intercollegiate teams in the same academic year (field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey and swimming); Kenneth Eysaman, accepting for his late brother Gerald '48, three-sport athlete and campus leader who completed his degree after serving in World War II; Phyllis Allen Stranburg '44, who played every sport offered for women during her undergraduate career (basketball, volleyball, field hockey and tennis), was a leader of many campus organizations and is the parent of three Laurentians and grandparent of one; John R. Barron '50, award-winning member and captain of the football team who also played baseball and went on to a distinguished career with the FBI; and Robert Goodwin, the first coach of the men's soccer team, coach of six other sports dur-ing a long career that culminated in his retirement in 1990, and the first St. Lawrence coach to win championships in each of the three seasons in a single year.

Gregory Lawton '72 has been named president and CEO of Johnson Wax Professional, a provider of hygiene and appearance products and services headquartered in Sturtevant, Wis. He had been president and CFO since joining the company in January 1999. He had previously been president of NuTone, a manufacturer of built-in home products, and before that was an officer with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati for 22 years. He and his wife, Anna Felmly '75, live in Lake Forest, Ill. They have a son, Nathaniel, 23.

The Strangeness of Beauty, a novel by Lydia Minatoya '72, has been released in paperback by W.W. Norton. The hardcover edi-tion, which was reviewed in the Spring 2000 St. Lawrence, was a 1999 long-list nominee for the National Book Award and was reported by CNN to have been one of two titles on First Lady (now New York State Senator) Hilary Rodham Clinton's reading list for her summer 2000 vacation in Lake Placid. Minatoya is also the author of the award-winning Talking to High Monks in the Snow. She has a Ph.D. in counseling and psychology and lives in Seattle with her husband and two young children.

Numerous Laurentians participated in a race in Lake Placid last fall for the benefit of a St. Lawrence endowment fund in memory of Frits Sample '94, who died in April 2000 of injuries sustained in a rock-climbing accident near his home in Boulder, Col. The endowment, which will benefit the alpine ski team, of which Sample was a member, was initiated by Patrick "PJ" Rabice '95 and Stever Bartlett '96. The race, the first in a planned series of events to benefit the fund, raised over $3,000. Those interested in learning more about the fund should contact University development officer Stacie Sears '97 at 315-229-5531 or

Marc R. Tishler '84 has been hired by CIBC Oppenheimer, a provider of sophisticated investment strategies for high net-worth clients, as executive director-investments in its Boston office. He focuses on mid-cap companies and works with the firm's executive services team of professionals. He had previously spent 14 years as a retail broker with Josephthal in Boston. A government and Spanish major at St. Lawrence, he lives in Medfield, Mass., with his wife, Eileen, and their son, Colman, 9, and daughter, Claudia, 6. In his spare time, Tishler is the official keeper of the town clock in Medfield; he has held the job of maintaining the clock - winding it twice a month and cleaning the works every few months - since late 1999.

Alan '68 and Linda Buehler Vincent '70 were named Rotary Citizens of the Year for 2000 by the Little Falls (N.Y.) Rotary Club at the club's annual banquet in October. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who go well beyond the norm in giving time, money and/or skills to help raise the quality of life in their community. Alan Vincent is president and treasurer of Vincent Manufacturing Co. in Little Falls and president of the National Cotton Batting Institute, one of whose focuses is promoting fire-safe products for the consumer. Linda Vincent is vice president and secretary of the company and a commissioner with the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission, and works with the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce on tourism promotion. Each is engaged in a long list of civic activities in Little Falls and Herkimer County

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