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.
Thomas K. Reilly ’83
Thomas K. Reilly ’83, a lawyer from Southport, Connecticut, was highlighted by NNY360, Watertown Daily Times for his significant contributions in uncovering details of the unsolved murder of Irene Izak. After coming across David C. Shampines 2010 book, Stained by Her Blood: The North Country Murder of Irene Izak, Reilly delved deeper into the mystery. Reilly made a Freedom of Information Act request which led to the release of 564 pages of documents that contained previously undisclosed details of the investigation. His dedication has led to renewed attention to the Irene Izak case and even the events surrounding her murder.
Reilly majored in government at St. Lawrence University.
Tucker McLain ’21
Following an advanced writing course, Tucker McLain ’21 shares his journey from undergraduate writing to his graduate program decisions with the Cape Cod Chronicle. With the encouragement of his St. Lawrence professor, McLain is now pursuing a funded graduate writing program at Northern Michigan University, where his short story, "The Bandstand," was published in Fugue. McLain aspires to continue his literary fiction writing, with a novel in the works as his master's degree thesis.
McLain majored in anthropology at St. Lawrence University.
Eric Lacroix ’94
Eric David M. Lacroix ’94 was featured on DNVR upon joining the sports news site as an analyst and host covering the Colorado Avalanche. With eight seasons in the NHL and various roles in hockey operations, Lacroix brings his passion and extensive experience to the team. In this news article he discusses his upbringing in a hockey-loving family, his growth during his time at St. Lawrence, and the valuable advice he received in his career,
Lacroix majored in sociology at St. Lawrence University.
David M. Hoffman ’97
David M. Hoffman ’97, an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Mississippi State, has been awarded the Fulbright International Education Administrators Award. This award will allow him to travel to Germany for two weeks as part of the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program, where he will gain insights into Germany's higher education system and explore opportunities for academic exchanges. Hoffman has been recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal for his dedication to mentoring students pursuing Fulbright opportunities and his commitment to international education.
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