A Clarkson Mosaic - page 457

Leading the Knights in scoring and rebounding was Tracey Dorsey from Raleigh, N.C.,
with a total of 226 points and 149 rebounds in 18 games. Jill Heller and Patrice Thabault were
right behind her with 166 and 156 points, respectively.
STC Scholarships.
Ann Norcross, a junior from Binghamton, became the first Clarkson
Technical Communications major to win the $3,000 Whitaker Scholarship awarded annually by
the Society for Technical Communication. She was one of four students to win the scholarship
from the 31 schools who submitted entries. A transfer student from Broome County
Community College in Binghamton, Norcross maintained a 4.0 average for her two years at
Clarkson, becoming a Presidential Scholar for each of those four semesters.
Four other Technical Communications majors won the award in subsequent years.
Diane Lacey won it in 1990, Alan Rose in 1992, Kim Brown in 1993, and Peter Deuel in 1994.
No other school has won so often.
"Eagle's Nest."
In deep appreciation for his honorary degree in 1979, Walter Hochschild gave
Clarkson the use of an Adirondack "great camp" near Blue Mountain Lake for three years'
annual "rent" of $1.
Built in 1938 by William Distin for the Walter Hochschild family, the camp facilities
included a lodge, a guest house, and a boat house. The lodge itself contained a great room, a
dining room, nine guest bedrooms with private baths, a bar, and a library. An open terrace and
porch overlooked Eagle Lake. The guest house included living and library space as well as six
large bedrooms. Even the boat house was large enough to house meetings.
There, Clarkson hosted conferences, workshops, and meetings for Clarkson faculty and
staff, for specific groups related to development activities of the University, and for other
business and industrial groups. After using it for three years, the University chose not to accept
the lodge as a gift, for the maintenance expenses and alterations required to meet health code
requirements went far beyond what the University was willing to invest.
Clarkson established the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) to serve
as a catalyst to draw together the materials processing research being conducted by seven
departments on campus. "Materials Processing" refers to the production of solid materials and
processing them into useful forms, a vital concept for manufacturing. Some examples currently
being examined on campus include polymer extruding, the growth of single crystals, and
making particulates for ceramics. These experiments were led by Dr. William Wilcox,
chairman of the chemical engineering department. He participated in experiments on crystal
growth phenomena which were conducted aboard SKYLAB in 1974, and subsequent flights.
CAMP had a multipurpose goal: to fabricate new materials, to develop and improve
processing methods, and to clarify the relationships between materials' properties and how they
are processed. One of the initial projects at CAMP was the exploitation of one of the creations
of Prof. Egon Matijević. He had developed processes for making micro particles with great
potential application to magnetic memories for computers and videos, substrates for electrical
components, high technology ceramics for automobile engines, and phosphors for TV displays,
to name just a few.
Vice President.
Dr. Herman Shulman, provost and dean of engineering, was named executive
vice president of Clarkson. Holding a BChE from City College of New York, and an MS and
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