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st. lawrence university magazine | spring 2015


schools.” (See his award-winning photo

in Class Notes.)

The Peace Corps ranks its top

volunteer-producing colleges and

universities annually according to the

size of the student body. Alumni from

more than 3,000 colleges and universities

nationwide have served in the Peace

Corps since the agency’s founding in

1961, including 254 Laurentians.


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Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

said. “Volunteers make lasting change

by living and working at the grassroots

level in their communities of service

and using their talents to tackle some

of the most critical challenges in

international development.”

Jonathan Foster-Moore ’13, a health

education volunteer in the Kyrgyz

Republic, has partnered with a regional

Health Promotion Unit at a family

medical center that distributes literature

and gives training on many health topics.

“I help run a weekly ‘healthy families’

club for parents as well as a health club

for secondary school kids,” he says.

And (recently) I was given approval

for a project to install sinks and toilets

with running water in one of the local

t. Lawrence ranks 14th

among small schools,

with 10 alumni currently

volunteering worldwide,

in the Peace Corps’

2015 rankings of the

top volunteer-producing colleges and

universities across the country.

St. Lawrence alumni are currently

serving in Botswana, China, Indonesia,

Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova,

Mongolia, South Africa and Togo,

working in sectors including education,

environment and health.

“The Peace Corps provides an

indispensable opportunity for young

people out of college to put their unique

skills to work making a difference for

communities around the world,” Peace

St. Lawrence a Leading

Producer of Peace

Corps Volunteers

Jonathan Foster-Moore '13 (far right)

stands in front of Tash Rabat—an ancient

structure along the historic Silk Road

used to shelter travelers—with his local

counterpart, other friends from his

village, and a fellow Kyrgyzstan Peace

Corps volunteer.

By Ryan Deuel

The plates give them away.

The Highlander, left, belongs to Patti

Frazer Lock, Cummings Professor of

Mathematics, while the Prius, complete

with a plate holder revealing that it

was purchased from Patti’s brother’s

business in Canton, is the property

of her husband, Burry Professor of

Statistics Robin Lock.

Whose cars are these?


our St. Lawrence students were invited to

attend the Clinton Global Initiative Univer-

sity conference, in Miami in March, to present

their proposals for innovative solutions to challenging

social issues. From left, Vanessa Chilunda ’17, Rutendo

Chabikwa ’17, Luize Eihmane ’16 and Winsome Toroitich

’17 joined about 1,000 college students from across the

U.S. at the conference.

Rutendo, of Harare, Zimbabwe, presented a social ven-

ture called “This Is My Story.”

She aims to teach photog-

raphy, writing and videography to youths ages 15-24 in

impoverished urban Zimbabwe.

“Many of these youths

have turned to drug abuse and criminal activities, and

I think art can provide an outlet in seemingly hopeless

situations like this,” she says.

Vanessa, of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, proposes a rela-

tively new liberal arts pedagogy in the science, technol-

ogy, engineering and math (STEM) field in her native


Winsome, of Nairobi, Kenya, wants to develop

a nonprofit organization that will help women in Kenya

build greenhouses, while Luize, who is originally from

Riga, Latvia, proposes after-school programming, which

her native country lacks

. “There are a lot of kids just

hanging around, and that leads to drinking and drugs

and gangs,” she explains.

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Four Students Attend Clinton Global Initiative Meeting