St. Lawrence graduates have a thirst for knowledge and are innovative problem-solvers. This periodic roundup features Laurentians who are in the spotlight for making a positive impact on their communities, companies, and the world.
Several St. Lawrence alumni were featured by news outlets for publishing novels, strengthening connections in their communities, mentoring the next generation of Laurentians, and making their mark in the National Hockey League.
Julia Logan Labow ’11
As Director of Learning and Impact at One Table, a non-profit organization that empowers individuals to find, share, and enjoy Shabbat dinners, JuliaLogan Labow ’11 is passionate about connecting with others. She recently shared how the organization is addressing loneliness and highlighted research conducted by Shira Gabriel ’93 on collective effervescence during an interview with Chicago's National Public Radio station, WBEZ.
Labow majored in Estudios Hispánicos at St. Lawrence.
Lorrie Moore '87
Award-winning writer Lorrie Moore ’87 has published several short story collections and novels throughout her literary career. After a 14-year hiatus, she recently published the novel, I Am Homeless if This Is Not My Home. Her career and collection of work were featured in an article published by The New York Times.
“But like all her writing, I Am Homeless uses elevated, often dazzling language to evoke a complex emotional state. Like all things that dazzle, Moore’s language can illuminate, and it can obscure — sometimes it can even hurt your eyes. Moore seems to find all these effects equally useful.”
Moore majored in English at St. Lawrence.
Brian McFarlane ’55
As a Skating Saint, Legends of Appleton inductee Brian McFarlane ’55 led the Scarlet and Brown to three NCAA tournaments before launching into a career as a journalist, author, and National Hockey League commentator in broadcast booths like Hockey Night in Canada, CBS, and NBC.
The vintage shop discovery of a Hockey Pictorial magazine addressed to McFarlane inspired a feature story published by NHL.com about his career and time as a Saint.
McFarlane majored in English at St. Lawrence.
Olivia White ’17
As a senior content strategist at her alma mater, Olivia White ’17 combines her love of writing and undergraduate experience to help tell St. Lawrence’s story to a variety of audiences. As a guest on the Mission Admissions podcast, she shared how her work with the University’s student marketing team empowers undergraduates to recognize the role their stories play in connecting with the next generation of Laurentians.
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