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Four Young Alumni Honored By Clarkson

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Anthony B. Bouchard of Wilmette, Ill.; Dianna M. Jones Herrmann of Burlingame, Calif.; Craig Conroy of Henderson Harbor, N.Y.; and Heather E. Young Preuss Timothy M. Thomas of Milton, Vt., have each received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University.

Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association, and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers. woodstock2005

Anthony B. Bouchard received his bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University in 1985. He holds a master of science degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master of business administration from Pepperdine University. 

Bouchard is senior vice president for Consoer Townsend Envirodyne Engineers Inc., a consulting engineering firm in Chicago, Ill.   The firm has engineering projects in the U.S. and in five other countries that generates revenues of $30 million annually. Bouchard is a registered PE in 10 states.  He is also the author of numerous publications and presentations.  Bouchard is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, the American Waterworks Association, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.  He resides in Wilmette, Ill., with his wife, Terri.

Dianna M. Jones Herrmann received her bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering 1985. Herrmann worked as a project engineer for New England Telephone Company before continuing her education at Harvard University graduating with a master of business administration in 1990. She subsequently accepted a position at McKinsey & Company where she was promoted to vice president, providing consulting services as an electronics manufacturing specialist.  Herrmann resides in Burlingame, Calif., with her husband, Conrad, and two children.

Craig Conroy, a member of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, attended Clarkson University from 1990 – 1994 and studied business administration while building his reputation as one of Clarkson’s best  hockey stars.

Conroy wore the Golden Knights jersey No. 7 in 140 games and scored 63 goals and 101 assists for a total of 164 points. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1990 and joined the St. Louis Blues in 1996 where he finished four seasons, honing his skills as one of the dominant two-way forwards in the NHL. In 2001, he was traded to the Calgary Flames, was captain, and went on to become one of the leagues top-10 scorers. In 2004, Conroy signed with the Los Angeles Kings. Among his professional hockey achievements, Conroy was nominated for the Frank J. Selke Trophy twice and won the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl. In 2004, he played in the Stanley Cup Finals and was named to Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey. Conroy currently resides near Watertown, N.Y., with his wife, Jessica, and two children.

Heather E. Young Preuss received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering in 2000. After graduation, Preuss went to work for IBM at their semiconductor fabrication line in Essex Junction, Vt. She now holds the position of staff process engineer in manufacturing engineering and has received several individual and team performance awards.

At IBM, Preuss is a volunteer for seventh-grade girls who attend the IBM EXITE Program, a summer program focusing on technology and engineering. She also is a Girl Scout troop leader.  Preuss and her husband, Robert, Class of ’01, live in Milton, Vt.

PHOTO CAPTION: Four Clarkson University alumni were honored this past weekend with the Woodstock Award, which honors young alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers. [L-R] Award recipients Craig Conroy ’95; Anthony B. Bouchard ’85; Heather E. Young Preuss ’00; and Dianna M. Jones Hermann ’85.

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