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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.
Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty presented at conferences, published research articles with colleagues and St. Lawrence alumni, and shared their expertise as podcast guests.
Reunion 2023 may be over, but the memories are forever! Laurentians near and far brought the energy for four days of celebrations, alumni awards, Hall of Fame inductions, concerts, toasts, and endless laughs—all capped off with one last Dana brunch until the next Reunion.
In a ceremony celebrating academic excellence, determination, faculty and alumni mentorship, and the lasting impact of a liberal arts education, more than 550 St. Lawrence University graduates took part in the University’s Commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 21 in Newell Fieldhouse.
Members of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2023 nominated and selected Jeff Frank, associate professor of education and director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Assessment, to receive the 2023 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award and Dining Services employee Penny Vallance to receive the Kathleen Buckley Outstanding Staff Member Award.
Members of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2023 are scholar-athletes, global citizens, campus leaders, and advocates. They're future diplomats, doctors, financial analysts, curators, and so much more.
Forty-six students, 16 faculty and staff, and two alumni became members of Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha), the national honor society recognizing first-generation students for academic excellence, at an April 28 induction ceremony. St. Lawrence established the Eta Nu chapter of Tri-Alpha this year to strengthen its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.
From examining global human rights issues and analyzing Adirondack waterways to utilizing 3-D printers, writing fantasy fiction, and showcasing their talents on stage, students' curiosity and creativity were on display at the Festival of Science, Scholarship, and Creativity held on Friday, April 28.
In recognition of their exemplary accomplishments and steadfast commitment to St. Lawrence University and the North Country community Gina Kingsbury ’04 and Andrew Williams will be honored during this year’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Professor Ana Estevez will address the Class of 2023.