Julie has worked for the Center for Civic Engagement since 2004 serving as the Center Manager overseeing all the day-to-day operations. Previous to this position, she worked in the Outdoor Program office, the Fitness Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
She was born and raised in the North Country, graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School in Colton, NY in 1991, graduated from SUNY Canton in Canton, NY in 1995 where she received an Associates Degree in Business Administration. After graduation, she relocated to Raleigh, NC where she worked alongside her Husband at Methodist Home for Children from 1998-2000 acting as temporary guardians for at-risk youth ages 12-18. Following this position she worked for Verizon (formally MCI Telecommunications) as a Group Leader and Staff Trainer in the Fiber Security Department. Following the birth of her first child, her family relocated back to the North Country in 2003. After many years of supporting her family, Julie is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at SUNY Canton with the hopes of graduating by 2014.
One of Julie’s passions is the Make-A-Wish Foundation, specifically Shawna’s Wishes where she co-organizes the annual Shawna’s Walk for Wishes. Shawna Cummings is a local girl who after receiving a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she wanted to give back by raising money to grant other wishes. Julie has brought her passion to the Center for Civic Engagement where the Community Mentor Staff has taken on the project of organizing SLU students to volunteer and participate in the event each year. To date, she has assisted in raising over $20,000 where the money has granted several wishes to children in the North Country who have life threatening medical conditions.
In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, their two sons, Andrew and Brandon and her dog Brodie. She also enjoys reading and traveling.
Julie continues to enjoy her time at St. Lawrence University especially with the Community Based Learning students and her Community Mentor staff. The passion and dedication the students put into not only their school work but also giving back to the local community continues to inspire her.