Alumni Magazine Summer 2014 - page II-III

People and the Power of Positive Relationships.
The pursuit of excellence built on partnerships and teamwork
is a Clarkson tradition that drives our University’s success.
Nowhere was this more evident than at the NCAA
Women’s Ice Hockey championship game this year, when
the Golden Knights brought home Clarkson’s first NCAA
Championship trophy (p. 18).
Clarkson’s win over Minnesota represented the hardest-
fought game these student-athletes had ever played. Built on
the strength of relationships developed on and off the ice,
united under the team-first style of play championed by co-coaches Matt and Shannon Desrosiers and
welded together by the common goal of bringing the NCAA title to Clarkson, the Golden Knights
proved unbeatable.
Over the years, we have identified a number of characteristics unique to the Clarkson experience
that contribute to the transformative impact of a Clarkson education: an interdisciplinary approach
to learning that emphasizes hands-on and professional experiences; an entrepreneurial culture that
encourages new ways of thinking, and the fundamental values of Teamwork, Caring, Integrity, Vision,
Diversity, Service, Growth and Diligence that shape our institution.
But the heart of our success — and the success of our Golden Knights this year — is people and the
relationships they create.
Throughout these pages, we feature other examples of extraordinary relationships developed at
and through Clarkson that have led to innovative learning programs overseas (p. 14), breakthrough
technologies that produce superior consumer products (p. 16), a surprisingly effective method of
educating children with autism by using robots (p. 8); a successful company that started from a single,
simple need (p. 4); and long-lasting friendships that change people’s lives for the better (p 11).
As we celebrate the overwhelming success of the E
2
E Campaign and the network of dedicated
Clarkson alumni, friends, faculty, students and staff who supported it, please join us in recognizing the
real force behind Clarkson’s success — on the ice, in the laboratory, in the boardroom and in the world:
The power of positive relationships.
Tony Collins
President
Clarkson is pleased to be a Creative Core Partner, working with other academic, business, government and community
leaders who share a common vision of promoting this region as a place to find economic opportunity and quality of life.
CONTRIBUTORS
Jonathan Brown
Susan Cutler
Michael P. Griffin ’00
Connie Jenkins
Doug McInnis
Gary Mikel
Mike Unger
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Philanthropy Operations, Clarkson University, Box 5510, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13699
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational
opportunity or employment opportunities. This policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not apply to the University’s relationships with outside organizations,
including the federal government, the military, ROTC, and private employers. Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in its educational programs and activities,
pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, respectively.
PHOTOS
Bruce Campbell
Jennifer Forrester
John Hassett
Christopher Lenney
Gary Mikel
Ashley Waldron ’12
Ting-Li Wang
Michael Wasserman
VOLUMEMMXIV
NUMBER 2
SUMMER 2014
PUBLISHER AND
VICE PRESIDENT FOR
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Kelly O. Chezum ’04
EDITOR
Suzanne F. Smith
DESIGNER
Renée Holsen
A greener choice.
UNIVERSITY MARKETING &
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
315-268-4483
VICE PRESIDENT FOR
DEVELOPMENT AND
ALUMNI RELATIONS
Patrick Roche
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