A Clarkson Mosaic - page 431

N.Y., he received his bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence and his master's from Columbia
University. He was the senior member of the mathematics department, having taught for nearly
35 years at the time of his death. He also was timekeeper for the Golden Knights hockey team
for home games. He had helped organize Pee Wee baseball and hockey, was a staunch
supporter of the Potsdam Youth Recreation Program, was a former Village Trustee, a charter
member of the Elks Lodge in Potsdam, and had served in many offices in the Potsdam Knights
of Columbus.
Prof. Robert Gilpin, visiting professor in chemical engineering, died while cross-country
skiing in the Lake Placid area. He was on sabbatical from the University of Alberta, and while
at Clarkson taught no classes, but primarily was conducting research and leading seminars in
his special area of frost heave.
By defeating RPI 7-2 in their final home game, Clarkson ended in first place in the
East with a record of 25-8-1. In the ECAC tournament, the Golden Knights defeated Colgate,
but lost to New Hampshire and Harvard. Going to the NCAA tournament, the Golden Knights
lost to North Dakota in the quarterfinals to end the season.
The season was not without its moments, though. The team did win the Empire Cup by
defeating RPI 5-3 and SLU 5-4.
Communication Skills.
To the 200 students attending four workshops on
Jobs: What's Really
put on by the Career Planning and Placement Center in March, 12 alumni panelists
stressed the value to each person of effective communication skills. These alumni passed along
such advisory comments as, "When in college, learn to write ... Numbers are important, but
people must be able to comprehend them" (Bob Jorgensen '72); "Interviewers are looking for
someone who can walk and talk and chew gum at the same time" (Sue Terry '78); and "If you
can bring liberal arts and technology together, you will make it in business, will be unique, and
will be looked up to" (Barbara Strollo Wetmore '79). These were typical of the comments made
in the four panels led by Associate Dean of Science A. George Davis, Associate Dean of
Management George Russos, and Professors Mary Lay and Brad Broughton, technical
communications department.
Hobey Baker Nominee.
Steve Cruickshank, hockey center from Mississauga, Ontario, named
ECAC Player of the Year, and forward to the 1982 Titan All-American Division I Squad in the
East, was one of 10 nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, symbolizing the top hockey player
in the country. (See 1981) He was nominated on ballots submitted by all Division I, II, and III
coaches across the United States.
Steve was the Golden Knights' leading scorer with 22 goals and 28 assists; he scored hat
tricks against Concordia, Colgate, and Elmira. He ended the regular season with 84 goals and
99 assists, placing him third on the all-time Clarkson scoring list. He was not chosen for the
Women's Tennis.
Writing a winning chapter in the history of Clarkson women's intercollegiate
athletics, the women's tennis team posted a 6-3 record, including a noteworthy underdog win at
the Oswego Invitational Tennis Tournament. Clarkson dominated the courts and walked away
with an impressive win. Jane Stehle, Gayle Golden, Laura Monaco, and Karen Minard finished
first through fourth (respectively) in the singles competition, and the doubles combination of
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