St. Lawrence graduates have a thirst for knowledge, are innovative problem-solvers, and make their communities, companies, and the world better places. This periodic roundup features Laurentians at the focus of news stories shared by and within their communities.
Beth Stone ’77
Beth Stone ’77 was one of the first women to study physical education at St. Lawrence after the passing of Title IX, the watershed legislation that recognized gender equity in education as a civil right. She shared how Title IX impacts her current work with high school athletes and students in an article published by BuffaloNews.com on June 23.
“I think a lot of girls realize how much it does make a difference, but they also see where it’s still not enough. There’s still inequities. We’ve had some kids who have (asked), "Why do the boys get this and why do we get this?" A locker room, a playing field or a bus. Sometimes there’s a reason and sometimes there’s not a good reason. I think they see opportunities and I think they realize Title IX has more than just athletics. But they also need more education. This is a great opportunity to broadcast to everyone and keep hammering a way on how we’ve come a long way – the 50th anniversary – but there’s still a long way to go.”
Stone majored in sport and leisure studies at St. Lawrence and was a member of Saints Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, and Lacrosse.
Tom Egbers ’21
As a former member of Saints Men’s Golf, securing an internship at the location of the 2022 U.S. Open was a dream come true for Tom Egbers '21. He shared his experience and business industry career aspirations in an article published by Pantagraph.com on June 14. A free subscription is required to read the article.
“I’ve seen it all evolve,” he said. “It’s pretty surreal. Going out after work and playing nine holes with your coworkers is a pretty common thing. But doing it with the U.S. Open grandstands in the background is pretty unique.”
Egbers majored in performance and communication arts at St. Lawrence.
Anna Pinto ’82
As people around the world begin to travel again, Executive Director of Kenya-based Micato Safaris Anna Pinto ’82 is using her hospitality experience to coordinate safari trips for those with an adventurous spirit. Anna and the company’s commitment to philanthropy were featured in an article published by Forbes.com on June 7.
"Micato Safaris operates its philanthropic works through its nonprofit foundation, AmericaShare, which has helped send thousands of young women to school for decades. Over the years, AmericaShare has also run empowerment programs and workshops for women."
Pinto majored in sociology at St. Lawrence.
Kennedy Marchment ’18
As a forward for Saints Women’s Ice Hockey, Kennedy Marchment ’18 earned several ECAC accolades. Now, as a member of the professional women's ice hockey team the Connecticut Whale, she secured the Most Valuable Player award, making her the first in franchise history. Her accomplishment was featured in an article published by OurSportsCentral.com on May 19.
"It's definitely a really big honor personally to be nominated as the most valuable player and to receive that award," said Marchment.
Marchment majored in psychology at St. Lawrence.
Annie Chen Ziyao ’18
As a curator and artist, Annie Chen Ziyao ’18 combines her passion for art and sharp business skills to connect with up-and-coming artists. She shared how she hopes her artwork will inspire others to explore self-identity in an article published by MadisonGraph.com on May 4.
“Most of my work is concerned with the relationship between a social environment and human beings or a discussion about the Internet and self-identity,” said Chen.
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