Alumni Magazine Summer 2014 - page 29-30

Summer 2014
Summer 2014
Men’s Pair Takes First at National Rowing
Clarkson rowers Dan Allen ’16 and Aaron Dahl ’15 finished
first in the men’s varsity pair at the American Rowing
Collegiate Association (ARCA) Championship in Atlanta.
The ARCA regatta is the national championship for
the crew teams that have club status at their universities.
The two completed the race in 7 minutes, .06 seconds,
edging out Michigan by .6 seconds and finishing well ahead
of teams from Duke, Rochester and North Carolina.
It was the third straight big win for the pair, who
finished first at both the New York State Collegiate
Championship and the Dad Vail Regatta. Held annually
on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Regatta is the
largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the nation.
The two completed the race in 8 minutes, 20.787 seconds,
to claim the Bob Negaard Cup.
Women’s Volleyball Success
Finishes 2013 season with program-record 36 wins
Fifth trip in a row to the NCAA Tournament
Under the leadership of Head Coach Johan Dulfer, the Clarkson
Women’s Volleyball team continues to be a DIII powerhouse.
The Golden Knights have reached the NCAA Tournament
five straight seasons, including back-to-back NCAA New York
Regional Championships to advance to the Elite 8. Clarkson has
won 79 percent of its matches in the last five years, including a
program-record 36 in 2013.
This season, Erika Chin ’14 was named a Capital One/
CoSIDA Academic All-American. Chin, who ranks second in
program history for career digs (2,356) and aces (259), is one of
17 NCAA Division III athletes in the nation to receive the honor.
She is a double major, earning a 3.84 grade-point average in both
chemical engineering and engineering & management.
Chin was also chosen to the National Second Team, making
her the second female athlete in Clarkson history to earn both
honors. She joins former teammate Sara Artus ’12, who was
recognized in 2011.
John Coleman ’15 Twice Picked as Capital One/
CoSIDA Academic All-American
Junior John Coleman was named a Capital One/CoSIDA
Academic All-American Team member in the sports of
basketball and baseball for 2013-14.
He is only the second athlete ever at Clarkson to earn
the honor in two different sports. The first, Stephanie Sealer
(1994-95), won in both women’s basketball and tennis.
Coleman, who has a 3.98 grade-point average in
mathematics is one of the top defensive shortstops
in the country. He had a .973 fielding percentage
and committed only four errors in 32 games this
year. He also batted .292, leading the team
with 35 hits.
On the basketball court, Coleman
averaged 19.7 points per game. He led
the conference with a 58.2% field goal
percentage and 2.7 steals per game. His
227 total field goals ranked fourth in
the country.
40 Years of SWE
Last fall, Clarkson celebrated the 40
of the student chapter of the Society of Women
Engineers. Many SWE alumni returned for the
event, including founder Kathryn (Stockslader)
Hosford ’74 (EE), Valerie Jerabeck ’76 and
Diana DiFrancesco ’77, among others.
Betty Shanahan, executive director and CEO
for the Society of Women Engineers, delivered the
keynote speech.
For SWE Co-President
Jordan Butler ’15, the organization has delivered “the
whole package.”
“It offers a lot of leadership and professional
development opportunities like networking with
companies and
a chance to serve on a committee. It’s a great place
for women to meet other women who share the
same interests.”
(above) SWE alumni and current students (l) Kathryn (Stockslader)
Hosford ’74, first president of Clarkson’s SWE chapter.
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Thomas L. Kassouf ’74
New Clarkson University Trustees
Thomas L. Kassouf ’74
(ME) of Port Washington, Wis.,
and Wellesley Island, N.Y., senior
vice president of Snap-on Inc. and
president of Snap-on Tools Group,
serves on the development and
facilities committees for Clarkson’s
Board of Trustees.
His roles prior to Snap-on
included VP & COO, Wabash National;
VP & GM, Kohler Generators; VP,
Russian Engine Programs Pratt &
Whitney; VP & GM, Turbo Power &
Marine (Pratt &Whitney); president,
Carlyle Compressor Company (Carrier Corp.); and director
of Engineering Operations, Carrier Corp.
Kassouf serves on the Wallace H. Coulter School of
Engineering Dean’s Leadership Council, and previously
served on the Engineering Advisory Board from 1987-93.
Karel K. Czanderna ’77
(Physics) of Dubuque, Iowa, is the
president, chief executive officer and director of Flexsteel
Industries Inc. As a member of Clarkson’s Board of Trustees,
she will serve on the governance committee.
Czanderna is the seventh president
and CEO of the wood and upholstered
furniture company Flexsteel Industries
Inc. Prior to Flexsteel, she was group
president of building materials for
Owens Corning.
Before joining Owens Corning,
Czanderna held various executive
management positions at Whirlpool
She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and
engineering from Cornell University.
Czanderna previously served as a Clarkson trustee
from 2002-12 and was vice chair of the Board.
Thomas J. Burns
of Falls Church, Va., is president and chief
executive officer of ENSCO Inc. He will serve on the Board’s
internal affairs committee.
ENSCO and its wholly owned subsidiaries constitute a
$100 million, 600-person technology enterprise serving the
national security, transportation and aerospace sectors.
Prior to joining ENSCO, Burns served as senior
vice president and manager of
Science Applications International
Corporation’s (SAIC) Sensors and
Phenomenology Operation.
Burns is co-inventor of patents
on video and radar technology, and
has published papers in areas as
diverse as electro-optics and wavelet
He sits on the National Academy
of Science’s Air Force Studies Board.
Burns received a B.S. in electrical engineering and
a B.A. in philosophy fromThe Ohio State University. He
also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Karel K. Czanderna ’77
Thomas J. Burns
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