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On Campus
St. Lawrence University
students won the third annual
New York Negawatt Challenge,
the electricity reduction competition
among members of the New York Six
liberal arts consortium, consisting also
of Skidmore, Hamilton, Hobart and
William Smith, and Union colleges, as
well as Colgate University. The goal was
to reduce electricity consumption in all
student residences, and St. Lawrence won
with an overall 3.3 percent reduction
from mid-February through early March.
Forty Inuit prints from
the Brush Art Gallery
collection are on loan to the Huntington
Museum of Art in West Virginia, for a
show that runs through August 3. Most
were first displayed at the Canadian Em-
bassy in Washington, D.C., in 2010. For
more information, go to
exhibitions/upcoming and scroll down to
“North of Sixty – Canadian Inuit Prints.”
TheWells College Board of
Trustees has announced the ap-
pointment of Lisa M. Cania M’82
to a three-year
term on the board.
Cania, a 1979
Phi Beta Kappa
graduate of Wells,
which is located in
Aurora, N.Y., has
been vice president
for community and
employee relations
and secretary of the corporation at St.
Lawrence since 2010, having joined the
University’s administration in 1987.
North Country Public Radio
was honored with seven
journalism awards
last spring:
Two National Sigma Delta Chi Awards
for Excellence in Journalism from the
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ),
and four Regional Edward R. Murrow
Awards and one National Murrow
Award from the Radio and Television
Digital News Association (RTDNA).
NCPR’s news and digital team received
a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
for Overall Excellence in Journalism, and
individual reporters were recognized for
stories on last summer’s Lac-Mégantic,
Quebec, train disaster, and on life in
prison and the Rockefeller Drug Laws,
both part of NCPR’s Prison Time Media
Project, which won the national award.
The series was launched during the 40th
anniversary of the 1973 Rockefeller
drug laws. The project examined the
ways the laws changed America and the
North Country, from their impact on
race relations to the massive network of
state and federal prisons that drive the
economy in rural northern New York.
Looking for old issues of
The Hill News
They can be found at
a new site,
Honored at Commencement
A roundup of news from campus.
lanked by President William L. Fox
’75, left, and Trustee Jennifer Curley
Reichert ’90 are those who received
special recognition at Commencement
exercises on May 18, 2014: from left,
Grace Potter ’14
, honorary Bachelor of
Donald K. Rose ’64
, chair emeritus
of the Board of Trustees, honorary Doc-
tor of Humane Letters;
Nancie Battaglia
regional photographer, North Country
Citation; and
Rabbi Susan A. Talve ’75
honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
Some 571 degrees were awarded, includ-
ing 539 bachelor’s degrees. Economics
was the top major among the Class of
2014, whose top scholar was Katherine
Buxton of Williston, Vt., with an overall
GPA of 3.992 out of a possible 4.0. For
more on Commencement, go to www.
For more, go to
Leadership Expands
St. Lawrence University has elected two
alumni to its Board of Trustees. Their
six-year terms began June 1.
Michael W. Arpey ’85
, P’17, left above,
is a managing director responsible for
fund formation strategy, new investor
products and coordination of investor
relations at The Carlyle Group, based in
Washington, D.C. A psychology major
and honors graduate, he earned his J.D.
at the Dickinson School of Law.
Arpey has come full circle, having been
a student delegate to the Board of Trust-
ees. He has volunteered as a Laurentian
Admissions Associate and Laurentian-in-
Residence panelist, and was the driving
force behind the establishment of the
Laurentians Investing in Networking and
Careers (LINC) mentoring program
(for more on LINC, see page 6).
He and his wife, Stacie, are also members
of the Laurentian Leadership Society.
They have two sons, Dylan ’17 and
Conor, who attends Oberlin College.
They are members of the parents commit-
tees at both Oberlin and St. Lawrence.
Earl A. “Trip” Samson III ’80
, P’16 is the
founder and president of Landmark
Management Inc., an SEC-registered
investment adviser. Prior to 1987, he
worked in the banking industry. No
stranger to volunteerism, he is former
chairman of the board of trustees of The
Darrow School; founding president of
the Sakonnet Point Club, a non-profit
community organization in Little Comp-
ton, R.I., that was formed to revitalize a
moribund part of town; and a trustee of
the John A. Harford Foundation.
An economics major, Samson has been a
Laurentian-in-Residence panelist, career
adviser and member of several Universi-
ty fund-raising committees. He and his
wife, Allyson, are co-chairs of the Par-
ents Committee and charter members
of the Laurentian Leadership Society.
They have twin sons: Peter, who attends
Hamilton College, and Henry ’16.
New Trustees Named
Thomas Pynchon
has been named
vice president for
University ad-
vancement, over-
seeing all aspects
of the Advance-
ment Division,
including principal
and major gifts,
planned giving, donor relations,
corporation and foundation rela-
tions, advancement operations,
and annual giving and Laurentian
engagement. “Tom has served the
University with great distinction
since 1992, including six months
as acting vice president for Univer-
sity Advancement,” said President
William L. Fox ’75 in a campus
announcement. The appointment
became effective on July 1.
Laura Ellis,
had held the
vice presidential
position, became
senior adviser to
the University for
She “will relocate
to New York
City to establish a St. Lawrence
University office there,” President
Fox wrote in June. He added that a
central feature of St. Lawrence’s plan
to enhance its fundraising capacities
has been to increase staffing and
develop a solid presence in
New York City.
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