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Spring 2016 Alumni Updates

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We reached out to Clarkson School alumni in Spring 2016 to ask for contact information updates, as well as any personal updates they wanted to share.  All of the updates we received are listed below.  Contact Kathleen O'Leary (koleary@clarkson.edu), Associate Director for Student Life and Alumni Relations, to provide a personal update.

Alumni Updates for Spring 2016

Adam Lepp '81 continue to work as an IT generalist and also rents properties in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH.  He has also rekindled the "radio bug" inside himself and currently hosts the Adam The Computer Guy Show on WWGH 107.1 FM in Marion, OH on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00am.

Dan Stec TCS '87 and his wife Hilary just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in January. Their son, Peter, is enjoying fifth grade.  Dan is currently serving his second term in the New York State Assembly.  One area of particular importance in his work is the need to improve the upstate economy. He is especially pleased to work with Clarkson President Tony Collins, who serves as Co-chair of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.  Dan also has kept up his passion for hiking; he's completed the Adirondack 46ers and is currently chipping away at a winter round as well!

Lili Barouch TCS '88 is a Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She recently remarried and is living in Ellicott City, MD, with her two teenage children, Ariel (15) and Isaac (13) and her husband Steve Muchnick.  For fun, Lili plays the violin, runs marathons (3 so far), and competes in shorter races, bike events, and triathlons.

John Dumoulin TCS '88 is the Corporate Manager of Parts and Inventory Control for Wiese, USA, a forklift dealer in St. Louis.  He and his wife, Lisa (TCS '88) celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year and are parents to three boys: Jack (20), Connor (19), and Mitchell (19).  

Lisa Dumoulin TCS '88 recently began teaching third grade at St. Elizabeth Catholic grade school after 11 years of teaching PreK.  She became a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order in 2012.

Spencer Segalla TCS '89 teaches history at the University of Tampa. His work occasionally takes him to France and Morocco and, this summer, to Senegal.  Inspired by the example of Dave MacEwan (TCS '89), Spencer ran a half marathon this year.

Andrew White TCS '90 has returned to the US after 12 years in Honduras. While there, Andrew ran a power utility, started a telephone and internet company, was a SCUBA diving instructor, and installed fiber optics and servers for hydroelectric plans.  Andrew now works at Charter Communications as a DNS Engineer in St. Louis, MO.

Thomas Shoen, JD, TCS '90 lives in Syracuse with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.  He is Director of Supervision for The Dodd Group of The Northwestern Mutual.  He oversees approximately 400 with their adherence to state and federal securities regulations.  In his off time, Tom is in his 33rd season of referring hockey and also became a registered yoga teacher in 2012.

Margaret Patterson TCS '91 continues teaching high school math around the world.  After a couple of years in South Africa, she will be moving to Mumbai, India in the fall, along with her husband (and fellow math teacher) and children ages 9 and 11.  Along with math, she is a tech integration specialist and thinks back fondly to her first-ever email address from Clarkson and her dial-up modem she used from her dorm in Farrisee.

Bob Surh TCS '91 moved to Korea in 2007.  Since that time, he has headed the Discovery and Dispute practices at Deloitte Anjin, LLC, was Chief Legal Counsel for a large Korean fashion company, and worked as in-house counsel for one of the biggest technology companies in Korea. He is currently a Director in the IMS Group at AlixPartners, a global premiere consulting firm.

Ashley (Beckman) Clark TCS '96
Ashley holds a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Psychology from Tulane University.  She is currently employed by Kansas State University and is the Program Coordinator for the Fort Leavenworth Brigade Command Team Spouse Development Program.   She previously worked at Clarkson University as the Assistant to the Director for the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science.  Ashley is a proud military wife who has followed and supported her husband, Major Tobias R Clark, a Norwood native, Clarkson ROTC graduate and SUNY Potsdam Graduate, through 13 assignments over the last 17 years.  Throughout the years she has been actively involved in military programs, including and leading the 525th Military Police Battalion Family Readiness Group while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  For three years there, she also established monthly Soldier resiliency events, served monthly midnight meals to Soldiers and coordinated annual Trunk-or-Treat events.  She is proud to say that while there she swam across Guantanamo Bay - a distance of 1.7 miles.  She has been a Victim Advocate for the Army Community Service (ACS) Family and Victim Advocacy Program and ran this program in Butzbach, Germany.  Ashley has served as a volunteer in numerous ways, including teaching English as a Second Language and working with the Red Cross.  She takes pride in serving the Soldiers and their families while caring for and homeschooling her own three children (8, 10, and 16).  She was recently recognized by the Commander of the United States Army South, Major General Joseph P. DiSalvo, for her service and dedication, and was awarded the Department of the Army Commander's Award for Public Service.  She and her family are preparing for another exciting move overseas to Belgium during the summer of 2016.

Pamela Foster Albert TCS ’96 lives in Auburn, Maine with her husband, Keith, and two boys, ages 11 and 8.  After owning a fine stationery store in Portland, Maine for 8 years, she sold her business in 2011 and went back to her ‘real’ career as a chronic disease epidemiologist at the Maine CDC. She spends her free time doing yoga and running, watching her sons play multiple sports (soccer, hockey and baseball and carting them to and fro), skiing whenever possible, and enjoying the outdoors. Most recently she and her family spent a week camping out of a VW campervan during a 950-mile road trip around Oregon this past September and have another family RV-camping trip planned in Alaska this June.  Pam keeps in touch with many ’96 Schoolies (thank you, Facebook!) but most recently caught up with Mike Shu TCS ’96 and his wife Lorelei, over dinner with while in CA last year, as well as Jessica Labbe TCS ’96 and boyfriend, Ryan, who stop by for a visit each summer during their annual trip to Maine.

Theresa (Trompeter) Phelps TCS ’96 joined Rosenblum Goldenhersh, P.C., a general practice law firm in St. Louis, Missouri in 2009.  In 2012, she was promoted to shareholder, and became a member of firm’s Management Committee in 2014.  The practice of law keeps me quite busy these days.  When Theresa is not working as an attorney, her husband, two daughters, and Theresa are working in their church’s kidzMINISTRIES Department.  Theresa oversees this as the Director.  She and her family are very active in their church and community.

Eduardo Rivera TCS '96 can't believe it's been 20 years!  He is still living in Las Vegas, and he's happy to report that he is engaged to marry Nancy in 2017.  Drop him a line if you're ever in town!

April Moncrief TCS '96 is an instructor for the Army's Command and General Staff College. After graduating from West Point in 2001, she served five years Europe before returning to the US for a variety of stateside assignments. She has an MPA from Marist College and a graduate certificate from Rutgers. She currently lives in Washington DC with her husband, Rich, and their 3 children.

Rachel Brown TCS '04 is in her second year of teaching science at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, NC.  After spending time in graduate school for physics and working in environmental activism, she now teaches both physics and earth science.

Allison Jerabeck Walts TCS '04 was married on October 4, 2014 and is working as a chef in Syracuse, NY.  She is launching a food truck in April; be on the lookout for The Salt City Food Truck in and around Syracuse this summer!

Erika Brown TCS '06 shared that she earned the CAPM, Certificated Associate in Project Management.

Maureen McDemott TCS '08 completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Clarkson University in December 2010 and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in May 2015.  She is currently in a small animal rotating internship and is looking to pursue specialization in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.

Scott Robinson TCS '09 completed his B.A. at St. Lawrence University and subsequently worked with AmeriCorps as an English teacher.  He then started working with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa and later in Rwanda.  He is currently working for the US Government in Anaheim, CA.  Scott is grateful for his TCS experience because he was able to participate in an off-campus study program in Uganda and Kenya during the summer session that motivated the decisions he has made since.  TCS demonstrated that the traditional path isn't necessary to be successful; it's the path itself.

Brianna Beltran TCS '10 graduated from Clarkson in 2013.  She continued on to pursue her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Newton, MA. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Psychology in 2015.

Amanda Calton TCS ’10 graduated in 2013 from Clarkson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Law Studies.  She is currently in her third year at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and also works part-time at a matrimonial law firm on Long Island.

Stephani Rooney TCS '10 recently graduated from a college of nursing and now works as a registered nurse in a cardiovascular operating room.  She is looking forward to moving to Vermont and buying her first home in the upcoming year with her wonderful boyfriend of almost 6 years.

Michael Cannova TCS '10 is currently completing his last year of Pharmacy School and will graduate in May 2016 with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Haley Swanson TCS '11 graduated from Clarkson University in 2014 with a degree in electrical engineering and a concentration in electric power engineering.  She now works as a substation design engineer in Boston, MA.

Danielle Faivus TCS '12 graduated from Clarkson in May 2015 and is currently a first-year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.  Danielle 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 is vice-president of Colleges Against Cancer.  She can't wait for her future career as a doctor specializing in pediatrics.  She believes that attending The Clarkson School was a great decision and had played a large role in helping her reach her goals.

Anthony Ruggiero TCS '12 reports that he graduated from Clarkson with distinction in 2015 with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in mathematics. He moved to Virginia Beach, VA in July to work as a nuclear engineer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He currently works on the refueling of nuclear reactors aboard naval submarines.

Tynia Davis TCS '13 is currently a senior at Clarkson University.  She plans to continue on to graduate school for Social Work in Maryland or pursue Teach for America.

John Lindsay TCS '13 is currently a senior at George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs with concentrations in International Development Studies and African Studies.  When not in class, John works as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill for the Cancer Support Community, a nonprofit that provides free psychosocial therapy for cancer patients and their family members across the country.  John also serves as the Chief of Staff to the GWU Student Association.  He gets a good laugh at the residents of the District who shut down the city over as much snow as Clarkson would get in one hour in December.