Alumni Magazine Fall 2016 - page 36-37

Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Kelly S. Mulvehill ’15
(ME) spent
two weeks in Peru and Chile with
two friends from high school after
graduation. The trip included visits to
Lima, Santiago, Valparaiso and Cusco.
The highlight was the Sulkantay Trek,
a five-day/four-night hike to Machu
Picchu by way of the Sulkantay Pass
which is 15,000 feet above sea level.
On the last day after hiking through
arid mountains and tropical forests,
they hiked up the steps of Machu
Picchu, the majestic “lost city,” to
catch the spectacular sunrise.
athan T. North ’15
(ME) and friend Eric took an amazing
trip to South Africa after graduation. The adventure included
riding an elephant and an ostrich, seeing the massive sand
dunes of the Namib Desert, hiking a 3,110 ft. waterfall in the
Drakensberg Mountains and petting wild seals and pelicans
on the deck of a chartered catamaran. They completed their
Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) on one final
safari in Northern Namibia. After his return, he started working
at GE Transportation in Erie, Pa., in their Edison Engineering
Leadership Program. North’s current role is a marine
validation engineer running testing on large diesel engines.
We are Clarkson
James C. Elmer ’16
is the latest member of the family to call Clarkson his alma mater. (l-r)
James L. Almstead ’61
Dr. Neil G. Almstead ’87
(Cm) [uncle],
James C. Elmer ’16
(MAE); and
Jon D. Elmer ’83
(ECE) [father].
Nicole D. Aldinger ’12
(MBA) has been
hired as a credit analyst, Commercial
Credit Division, at Evans Bank in
Buffalo, N.Y.
Brianna D. Beltran ’13
(Py) received her
master’s degree in Professional Psychology
in 2015. She is pursuing a doctorate of
psychology in Clinical Psychology from
William James College in Newton, Mass.
Amanda P. Calton ’13
(PS) is in her
third year at the Maurice A. Deane
School of Law at Hofstra University and
works part-time at a matrimonial law
firm on Long Island.
Martin W. LaFleur ’13
(BMS) is the
co-author of Chapter 1, Enhancing the
Efficacy of Checkpoint Blockade Through
Combination Therapies, in a book titled
Novel Immunotherapeutic Approaches to
the Treatment of Cancer. He is currently
a Ph.D. student at Harvard Medical
School working on projects related to
tumor immunology.
Nicole L. Bailey ’15
(EnvE) received the
2016-2017 VIP Woman of the Year Circle
award given by the National Association
for Professional Women (NAPW)
members who meet three criteria;
successful in one’s career field (doing
well in both her engineering career and
owns a startup company), career in a
male-dominated field (works at Arcadis
as a civil/environmental engineer), and is
active in the community through service/
charity (supports The Clarkson Fund,
Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life
and others).
Alexander G. Boak ’14
(FIA) has
been promoted to head coach of SUNY
Canton’s hockey team. Former Clarkson
hockey defenseman, Boak returned to
his home area after making the difficult
decision to continue playing professional
hockey or become a coach. He is very
excited for the opportunity Canton is
giving him so early in his coaching career.
Joanina K. Gicobi ’15
(By) accepted
a job last fall with Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute as a research technician in the
Medical Oncology Department.
Allison M. Montroy ’15, ’16
MS DA) received the 2016 Open Space
Institute Barnabas McHenry Hudson
River Valley Award in the Environmental
Conservation category for her project
“Hudson River Science: A Data-Driven
Interpretive Exhibit. Montroy received a
cash award to fund her project of creating
a unique educational exhibit about the
Hudson River that integrates real-time
data, digital art and science. The exhibit
will be on public display at Beacon
Institute’s gallery space.
Anthony J. Ruggiero ’15
(ChE) moved
to Virginia Beach to work as a nuclear
engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
He works on the refueling of nuclear
reactors aboard naval submarines.
Robin Downing ’16
UGC (MS Bioethics)
has earned her master of science in
bioethics from Union Graduate College
in Schenectady, New York, and the Icahn
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The
degree will enhance Downing’s teaching
of veterinary students at Colorado
State University to develop continuing
education at national and international
veterinary conferences. She is the
sole practitioner at her two veterinary
practices in Windsor.
Kinga Stryszowska ’16
(PhD EvSE)
juggled multiple achievements as a
doctoral student: Two of her studies
on environmental management were
published, and she became a mother in
Erica J. Howe ’14
(FIA) represented
Canada as goalie at the 2016 IIHF
Women’s World Championship held at
Kamloops, Canada. She was part of the
Clarkson women’s hockey team who
won the national championship against
the Minnesota Gophers in 2014.
Orion L. Kafka ’14
(ME) was awarded
two prestigious fellowships in 2015:
the Graduate Research Fellowship
(GRF) and the National Defense Science
and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
(NDSEG). He accepted the GRF as it will
continue to support his Ph.D. studies at
Northwestern University.
Haley Swanson ’14
(EE) works as a
substation design engineer at Leidos
Corporation in Framingham, Mass.
Dylan J. Broomfield ’15
(ME), former
Clarkson men’s lacrosse standout, will
be returning to campus as assistant
coach to the men’s lacrosse team.
Danielle Faivus ’15
(By, Py) is a
medical student at SUNY Upstate
Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.
She participates in PedsPals (a mentor
program for children with childhood
blood disorders or cancer), the MIRACLE
elective (a program where she is paired
with a mother from prenatal care through
birth to the child’s first birthday), and vice
president of Colleges Against Cancer.
Faivus is excited for her future career as
a doctor specializing in pediatrics.
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