Alumni Magazine Fall 2016 - page 16-17

Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Got Style
In April, Clarkson’s Black
Student Union hosted
“A Splash of Color,” a
fashion show celebrating
diversity, culture and the
latest fashion trends.
Jamie Griffin ’17 and
Manuel (Manny) Palino ’17
co-organized the event
that transformed the
first floor of Snell atrium
into a runway where
student models sashayed
Fundraising Record for Relay for Life
The Colleges Against Cancer student club at
Clarkson celebrated a record year this spring
with the most participants and money raised
at their annual 12-hour event.
A total of 826 people gathered at the
Schuler Recreation Building, and at least
one member from each Relay for Life
team walked the track all night to
demonstrate their ongoing support in
the fight against cancer.
The student club raised more than
$44,000 for the American Cancer Society.
and strutted, showing
off stylish clothing to an
appreciative audience.
“We were looking to
showcase culture in a way
that is not often explored
at Clarkson,” says Palino.
“You hear about music
and film but never do
we really look into the
cultural richness that
there is in fashion. We
wanted students to feel
pride in the uniqueness
of their backgrounds and
show it’s still possible to
embrace those roots even
in everyday/modern wear.
History Matters
Associate Professor of History Laura
Ettinger and Emily Baker ’16 of
Germantown teamed up to create a
website on the history of pioneering
women in engineering at Clarkson.
Baker, a social documentation
major, designed the website as part
of an independent study, while
Ettinger provided the content. The
website showcases oral history
interviews Ettinger conducted with
women engineers who graduated
from Clarkson in the 1970s, as well
as other information about the
history of women at the University.
“History matters,” says Ettinger.
“The stories of early pioneers can
inform current discussions about
how to create a more inclusive
engineering profession.”
While she was designing
Ettinger’s website, Baker began
her own research on women
engineering majors at Clarkson
in the present day. She used
an ethnographic approach to
understand their lives, which
included gathering biographical
information, interviews and
observations of their daily lives.
Baker is now using the research
to produce a documentary on women
engineers for the St. Lawrence
County branch of the American
Association of University Women.
Ettinger plans to include the
interviews in a larger book project
on women engineers from around
the U.S. who graduated from college
in the 1970s.
Women in the lab, 1971.
Nine coeds enrolled at Clarkson in fall 1964.
Prof. Laura Ettinger and Emily Baker ’16
Lawrence D. Kingsley ’85 Elected Trustee
Lawrence D. Kingsley ’85
(ID) has been elected to Clarkson’s Board of
He will serve on the finance & budget and facilities committees.
Kingsley served as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO)
of Pall Corporation from 2013 to 2015, and as CEO and president
from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he served in the roles of chairman,
CEO and president of IDEX Corporation between 2005 and 2011.
Kingsley also held management positions of increasing
responsibility at Danaher Corporation, Kollmorgen Corporation and
Weidmuller Incorporated.
He received an MBA from the College of William and Mary.
Kingsley became an advisory director to Berkshire Partners in 2016 and
serves on the boards of Rockwell Automation and Polaris Industries.
In 2010, he was honored by Clarkson with a Golden Knight
Award, the University’s highest alumni award.
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