Alumni Magazine Summer 2014 - page 33-34

Clarkson
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Summer 2014
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Clarkson
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Summer 2014
Thank You!
Dear Fellow Clarkson Alumni:
I am honored to represent you as I begin my two-year term as president of
the Alumni Association.
I would like to first thank Stephan Yelenik, the former president, for
his hard work and dedication. Under his leadership, the Alumni Association
executed several successful initiatives including launching a Keynote Speaker
program at Reunion, strengthening the Alumni Association’s relationship
with the Board of Trustees, and most notably, developing a Strategic Plan that aligns our Alumni
Association objectives with the University and the Board of Trustees. I will have some big shoes to fill.
During my term, my personal objective is to L.E.A.D. This is an acronym for Life-long
Engagement, Action and Devotion. The intent of this initiative is to increase the impact the Alumni
Association has on our entire Clarkson family — from first-year student to Golden Years alumni. So
many of us experience the lasting value of our Clarkson education in our professional and personal
lives. As stewards of Clarkson’s future, we must support and enhance the academic and enrichment
opportunities for current and future generations of students so that their experience exceeds our own.
Through exciting, new initiatives, we hope to
engage
more alumni. We will expand the number of
Alumni Chapters across the country, and are exploring opportunities for a virtual Alumni Chapter so
that no matter where you are in the world, you will be connected to your fellow alumni, and the social
interactions and professional networking that comes with that affiliation. We will focus our attention
on our affinity groups, and strengthen connections between alumni and students who share common
interests and associations.
Once alumni are engaged and reconnected, we want them to
act
. To participate in social and
professional events and activities, such as serving as an Alumni Association officer, recruiting
promising students, and returning to campus to mentor current students. Increased participation in
giving, particularly through The Clarkson Fund, is also critical. Today’s students must have access
to the opportunities and financial aid scholarships that so many of us depended upon and received
thanks to the generosity of the alumni who came before us.
Ultimately, this will lead to an increase in
devoted
alumni who will confidently shepherd
Clarkson into the future.
Over the course of the next two years, I will report on the progress of the L.E.A.D. initiative. I
value your feedback and participation. Please let me know how your Alumni Association can serve
you better.
Sincerely,
Kevin Cunningham ’90
CLARKSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT
Kevin Cunningham ’90
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mark Greene ’77
FORMER ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT
Stephan Yelenik ’77
CLARKSON FUND CHAIRS
David Tromp ’97
Amy Castronova ’04
AFFINITY GROUP LIAISON
Kevin Lobdell ’06
CAREER SERVICES LIAISON
Bill Jeffers ’01
FACULTY LIAISON
Monica Young ’00
REUNION LIAISON
Ron Ayers ’02
REGIONAL CHAPTER LIAISON
Katie Lozo ’08
STUDENT LIFE LIAISON
Melanie Waldman ’11
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Steve Newkofsky/Teresa Planty
ALUMNI TERM TRUSTEES
Dianna Jones-Herrmann ’85
William F. Helmer ’56
Kevin T. Parker ’81
Stephen D. Ryan ’87
James F. Wood ’64
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
James Licata ’10
PEP BAND ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Todd Nielson ’86
GOLDEN KNIGHT COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVES
Cynthia Dowd-Greene ’78
Peter Gordon ’81
WOODSTOCK COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Mark Manning ’88
CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Albany, NY
Jeana Boucher ’12
Atlanta
Jim Tardif ’83
C: 678-230-3873
Kimberly Cook ’08 (VP)
Bay Area
Michele Gauger ’01
Eric Hutchins ’01
emhutchins@clarksonalumni.
com
Boston
Carolyn Orth ’10
Jon Collier ’02 (VP)
Buffalo
Steve Davis ’01
Kristen Bluhm ’00 (VP)
Burlington
Chris Rocheleau ’06
Central N.Y.
Lindsay Hoffman ’07
C: 716-984-2595
Charlotte
VACANT
Chicago
VACANT
Connecticut
Lauren Ress ’04
C: 716-435-5129
Katie Lozo ’08 (VP)
Denver
Luke Netto ’09, ’10
C: 315-783-8928
Kevin Moore ’99 (VP)
C: 585-314-7670
Long Island
VACANT
New Jersey
Ben Laing ’12
New York City
Jennifer Coombs ’09
W: 201-324-6352
North Country
Katje Foster ’99
Philadelphia
VACANT
Rochester
Eric Democko ’02 (VP)
eric.democko@clarkson
alumni.com
Southern California
Laura Mandell ’00
H: 315-345-8741
Washington, D.C.
VACANT
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The E
2
E Campaign stands at $248 million!
hat is $23 millionmore than the initial goal of $225 million. Strong participation from alumni,
parents, individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations, faculty and government is the
key to our success. Gifts to the Campaign have already provided:
160 Scholarships
– to give deserving students access to a Clarkson education.
Facilities
– your support has helped to transform the Clarkson campus adding the
Student Center, Technology Advancement Center, Neugold and Scott athletic fields
and the refurbishment of Old Main.
Programs
– over $20 million raised to create new and enhance current academic and
athletic programs.
14 Endowed Chairs or Professorships
– established to attract and retain the BEST
faculty members strengthening our academic programs.
While the E
2
E Campaign stands at $248 million, our ambition is infinite and your
support is essential.
Not so long ago, Clarkson was a big part of your life. Now you have
a job, or grad school, maybe even a young family — and Clarkson is
there in the background, serving as your lifelong foundation. Bump up
that connection. Get involved with Clarkson on your own terms.
Connect with friends. Share ideas. Network and socialize with
recent Clarkson grads in your city or community. Support what
matters most to you — technology, academics, athletics, student
success or sustainability. Help students learn, discover and excel.
Have your own idea about how you would like to stay engaged?
Tell us about it! Visit
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Connect. Inspire.
Witness the Power of Your Collective Input
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Young Alumni
Learn more about how you can be a part of Clarkson’s Evolution to Excellence (E
2
E) Campaign at
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