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Margaret Maurer Pinnow
and Cole had their
fourth child, Emma Margaret, on December 19.
Clare, 7, Marie, 5, and Jack, 3, have smothered
her with love. Margaret reports it has been a lot
of fun to have a baby in the family again.
Samantha Markey McGoldrick
and husband
Aaron '96 are proud to announce, “It’s A Girl.”
Adeline Nichols McGoldrick was born on March
5, 2014. They could not be happier.
Duncan Birmingham
has been living in Los
Angeles for the last 13 years, enjoying the great
weather. Although LA is lacking in St. Lawrence
alumni, Duncan hopes all of us will tune into a
half-hour comedy show he wrote/produced.
“MARON” will be on the IFC network this sum-
mer. That is just awesome, Duncan!!
Laura Ballentine Ferris
is living in New York
City. Laura and Jeff welcomed their second child,
a boy, Brewer MacAllan Ferris, on March 19,
2014. He joins his sister, Sally. Laura had a great
visit and many laughs with Liz Soule Murray ’98
while in Boston last fall.
Matt Cheney
is continuing to have good suc-
cess in real estate in Washington, D.C., and has
joined the premier residential brokerage firm for
the region, Washington Fine Properties. He will
be heading up residential development sales
with them.
Mark Mereand
is living in Alexandria, Va., out-
side D.C., and is working at the Pentagon, in the
Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence. He is a ci-
vilian civil servant planner. On the home front,
Mark and Christine welcomed their third child,
Robert, on September 30, 2013, and he has
settled in nicely with his older brothers Jackson,
4, and Eddie, 2. Finally, Mark started his Ph.D.
in public administration and policy at Virginia
Tech's Alexandria campus.
Kristen Caracoglia Culver
is 16 years cancer-
free! She is social media chair for her home-
town's American Cancer Society Relay for Life,
as well as chair for the Bark for Life (a relay for
dog caretakers/survivors and their humans.)
Kristen is using her Mary Kay business to help
fundraise by donating some of her profit from
certain lip glosses. She is chair of Health Sphere ,
sub-group of her Business Network International
(BNI) chapter. If that wasn’t enough, Kristen re-
cently joined Toastmasters International to hone
and refine her public speaking skills. And she has
had the pleasure of giving a talk to MIT's Soci-
ety of Women Engineers on professional image.
Thanks for all the news! Send more !
MelissaWilson MacGregor '98
4648 N. 23rd Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Next Reunion: 20
, 2018 (Cluster with '97, '99)
Paul ’97 and
Liz Polzl Sanchirico
had their
seventh child, a son, Michael, on December 14,
2013. Michael has four older brothers and two
older sisters! Liz and Paul live in Lewiston, Idaho,
on two acres “with a bunch of chickens, gardens
and fruit trees,” Liz says. Paul is a radiologist at
their local hospital and Liz stays home with their
kids. Congratulations!
Sarah Dempsey Tarantino
and Jeff welcomed
their second child, Edward Joseph “Teddy,” on
January 23, 2014.Teddy joins big sister Katy. Sarah
reports that they are adjusting to life as a family of
four in San Francisco, where Jeff is a senior engi-
neer and Sarah stays at home and works on her
paper goods business, Woods and Company, in
her spare time.
In more baby news,
Amanda Donohue
and her
husband, Todd Bennett, had a baby boy on March
22, 2014. They named him Oliver Declan Bennett
and he is reported happy and healthy.
In our own family,
Jim MacGregor
started a
new job at the National Association of Realtors
in February. He is the managing director for ad-
vocacy operations and communications. So far
he is enjoying the challenge of a new job and
a larger work environment. We also had to up-
grade his work wardrobe from jeans and shorts
to jackets and ties!
Jim and I took our kids to Park City, Utah, in Feb-
ruary in search of great skiing and relaxation. We
stayed with family friends and the kids enjoyed
ski school for several days. On our last night, we
had dinner with
Mari Palmer
John “J” Pow-
and their children Sebastian and Isabel. We
had a great time sharing memories of Reiff Col-
lege, where we all four lived on the same hall.
Please send me updates on weddings, births,
moves and new jobs, or just let us know where
you have been for the last 16 years! Also please
find our class group on Facebook: St. Lawrence
University Class of 1998.
Genevieve Shaw Brown ’99
177 East 77th Street, Apt 3B
NewYork, NY 10075
Next Reunion: Next Reunion: 20
, 2018
(Cluster with '97, '98)
KeyBank announces that
Sabrina Lawrie Web-
has been named
vice president and senior
Middle Market, for the
Central New York market.
She works at Key's Central
New York headquarters
office in Syracuse, and
is responsible for man-
aging and developing
relationships with large
non-profit and commer-
cial customers through a variety of credit and
non-credit-related products. She previously held
the same position at First Niagara Bank in Syra-
cuse. An economics major, she lives in Baldwins-
ville, N.Y., where she serves as board treasurer for
Home Headquarters, Inc. Previously board vice
president for the Erie Canal Museum, she is a 2010
graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse.
It has come to the University’s attention that
Bonnie Swoger
is a frequent blogger on science
and technology topics. One later-winter post,
on the
Scientific American
site, discussed post-
publication peer review of researched articles,
and listed several “third parties” that do this. The
geology major, who also has an MS in geology
from Kent State in Ohio and a Master of Library
Science from the University at Buffalo, is a science
and technology librarian at SUNY Geneseo.
Joe Kerper ’00
8156 Centaur Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
Next Reunion: 15
, 2016 (Cluster with '01, '02)
Doing his best to help those affected by the hor-
rific Oso, Wash., mudslide late last winter,
is the assistant chief of the Oso Fire De-
partment. “The entire event took place within
the boundaries of the fire district that I am the
assistant chief of, which is a small (800 people
with about 28 square miles of land) rural area.
This event removed an entire neighborhood
from existence. We have been overwhelmed
with the outpouring of support and love,” said
Toby in April.
Stacy Eyth
Spencer Jones
said “Hi” to child
number four, Everly Dasa, on August 3, 2013. As
of February, they were still digging out from the
massive amount of snow received in New York
last winter. Hopefully, with at least a few of the
kids helping, they got out.
Hope all is great with the rest of you, which—if
my math skills are to be trusted even margin-
ally—number somewhat more than the three list-
ed above. Send in some news, which is not hard,
time-intensive or mentally taxing.
Bridgette Holmes Gallagher ’01
11 State Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4375
Next Reunion: 15
, 2016 (Cluster with '00, '02)
Katie Evereth ’02
1220 Marion Street #26
Denver, CO 80203
703-517-0071 (cell)
Next Reunion: 15
2016 (Cluster with '00, '01)
Sarah Cook-Raymond ’03
10219 Green Holly Terrace
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Next Reunion: 15
, 2019 (Cluster with '04, '05)
Shannon SmithDesrosiers
andMatt ’01 led the
Clarkson women’s hockey team to the NCAA Di-
vision I championship and were named U.S. Col-
lege Hockey Online (USCHO) coaches of the year
for 2014. Shannon writes, “We had both been to
the Final Four before, as players at St Lawrence,
but had never won the national championship.
[This was] one of the most exciting days of our
lives.Thanks to all SLU alumni for the support and
well-wishes; it certainly meant a lot and was very
humbling for us.”For more, see the Sports pages.
I am looking forward to reconnecting with some
alumni at weddings this summer and will be sure
to send pictures and updates along; however,
those updates will no longer be as your class re-
porter. During my tenure (since graduation!) it’s
been an honor to share in the excitement and ac-
complishments of friends and classmates and stay
connected through this tradition of the magazine.
Due to time constraints, however, it’s come time to
pass the baton to a new reporter. If you’re interest-
ed in that being you, please contact Sharon Henry,
315-229-5585 or
, or Kim His-
song, 315-229-5837 or
Thanks everyone! I’ll see you in a few more years
at our next reunion. Till then, be well and best of
luck in your endeavors.
Rachel B. Peterson ’04
2242 Montgomery Ave., Apt. C
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
610-304-4110 (cell)
Next Reunion: 15
, 2019 (Cluster with '03, '05)
Dallas Stars forward
Rich Peverley
made na-
tional headlines in March when he collapsed
on the bench during the first period of a home
game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. At one
point his heart stopped, and emergency person-
nel revived him using CPR and AED. Officials sus-
pended the game after the distressing incident.
Rich had surgery the following week, to correct
an abnormal heart rhythm. Last summer, he was
diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and was
treating it with medication before his collapse.
At press time, his season was over, and it was
unclear whether or not his hockey career would
After the terrifying incident, the Internet and
media exploded with support and well-wishes
for the understated veteran. Not one for the
spotlight, Rich turned the focus back on his
teammates in his first media interview after the
event. “The focus should be on [the team] trying
to make the playoffs for the city, and I’m hoping
that this can be put to rest and everyone can
move on,” Rich said. "I'm doing well now. I'm
under great care, and I wish the team the best.
And that's why I'm hoping to be there to support
them. They've supported me."
On behalf of our entire class, our best wishes and
support are with Rich and his family for strength
and a full recovery.
In other sports news,
Eric McMahon
began his
sixth season with the Texas Rangers organiza-
tion as the strength and conditioning coach
for the Double-A affiliate Frisco RoughRiders in
Frisco, Texas. He spent the off-season traveling
to visit family with his wife, Meredith, and son,
Colin. He also ran a group of players through the
team’s off-season program in the Dallas area.
Liz Baker Ridgeway
and Jesse welcomed
daughter Reagan Maybelle on September 19,
2013, in Kodiak, Alaska, where they are stationed
for three years because of Jesse’s career with
the Coast Guard. Liz recently finished her M.S. in
teaching, learning and curriculum from Drexel
University, and looks forward to teaching in Ko-
diak in the fall. Deepest thanks to you for your
service and sacrifices to protect our country!
Another Alaska connection,
Peter D’Luhosch
was encouraged by his wife, Beth, to send in
some news. After graduation, Peter worked in
Alaska on a National Park Service grant that for-
mer Assistant Professor of Environmental Stud-
ies Chris Monz arranged for St. Lawrence. Back
in the Lower 48, Peter attended the SUNY Col-
lege of Environmental Science and Forestry and
earned an M.S. in natural resource management.
He was then hired by the NewYork State Depart-
ment of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC),
where he has worked for five years as a recre-
ation planner and land manager for conserva-
tion easements in the Adirondack Park.
Peter donates time to St. Lawrence through the
Shadow-a-Saint program. Last year marked his
third consecutive year! Saddie Serviss ’10, Will
Madison ’11 and Barbara Cross ’11 all followed
him into the field to see what life might be like
as an environmental professional. Peter says,
“It has truly been a privilege to work with such
great people, and it's provided a way for me to
give a little back to the University and the (en-
vironmental studies) program in Memorial Hall.”
I also heard from
Laura Kirby Bol
. Laura married
Joseph Bol in July 2011. They welcomed daugh-
ter Eva Elizabeth on December 2, 2012. The fam-
ily lives in Connecticut.
It has been a decade since we left the beauty
and comfort of St. Lawrence and embarked on
our adult lives. I’ve had the pleasure and privi-
lege of reporting our news for the last several
years, but this will be my last column. I am grate-
ful for the opportunity to have represented you.
If you are interested in donating your time and
serving as our next class reporter, please contact
Sharon Henry, 315-229-5585 or shenry@stlawu.
edu, or KimHissong, 315-229-5837 or khissong@
Until we meet again, I wish you all the best!
A Gift of Drums From
Matt Burr ’03
spiring musicians at St. Lawrence will
now be able to beat their own drums,
thanks to a gift to the University's Java Barn
Matt Burr ’03
, drummer for Grace Pot-
ter and the Nocturnals. Burr commissioned
a custom drum kit – painted in scarlet and
brown, of course – from Green Mountain
Drums in Vermont and delivered it in person
to campus on March 27. He explained to
students that the kit is made partially from
reclaimed Vermont maple salvaged from a
former factory, along with modern stainless
Burr inscribed the interior of the kick drum
with the words “May these drums bang
hearts and expand minds,” adding the sig-
nature sign-off that the late Louis Armstrong
used in correspondence, “Red Beans and
Ricely Yours, Matt Burr.” Spending an hour
or so with the enthralled students talking
music, great gigs and favorite bands, Burr
told them as he departed, “Just have fun
and make beautiful music.”
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals was
formed on campus, when Burr and Potter
were students; their wedding picture ap-
peared in the last St. Lawrence.
Another Quartet
of Laurentians
in Residence
our alumni returned to campus in Febru-
ary to share career advice and tips on how
to be successful in their fields during Career
Services' Laurentians-in-Residence program.
Introduced at a panel presentation by Robert
John “Monty”Montgomery ’14, center, they
were, from left, Joseph “JD” Delmonico '03,
vice president and partner at Delmonico In-
surance Agency; Carla von Trapp Hunter ’06,
a professional skier and director of market-
ing for SheJumps; Noelle Laing ’03, a senior
research specialist for Cambridge Associates,
financial advisers; and Thomas Sy ’82, presi-
dent and CEO for Aspire of Western New York,
which serves the developmentally disabled.
James Chandler ’15
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