From left: Julius Johnson ’89, P’22, Elizabeth Pimentel ’07, Molly Shubert Hann ’03, and Timothy Fullagar ’82

Brain Surgeons to Global Thinkers, Laurentians Share Expertise

Students joined visiting Laurentians for discussion on everything from neurosurgery and politics to real estate law and international relations. The Laurentians in Residence program is a collaboration between University Advancement, Career Services, and the Student Alumni Association, and is sponsored, in part, by the Alumni Executive Council. This year’s representatives brought a century of experiences back to campus to share with current students during classroom visits and one-on-one networking opportunities.

Julius Johnson ’89, P’22

Julius Johnson ’89, P’22, is passionate about international development, international education youth programs, and community development. He currently serves as the CEO of Johnson Development, a defense contracting company, and is also the founder of the Newberry Foundation, a nonprofit operational foundation committed to providing education, building community, and preserving history. Both are headquartered in Georgia.

Johnson has spent the last 25 years working throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to help make the world safer. He has served in leadership roles with the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Africare, and the Library of Congress. Johnson also taught English in Utsunomiya-shi, Japan.

At St. Lawrence University, Johnson majored in government and participated in the Kenya Semester Program, an experience he describes as a compass for the direction his life would take. He completed his master’s degree in African studies at Yale University in 1992, and is currently writing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in the African studies department at Howard University. 

Elizabeth ‘Eli’ Pimentel ’07 

Born in the United States and raised in the Dominican Republic, Elizabeth ‘Eli’ Pimentel ’07 leads Boston City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell’s team as her chief of staff. Prior to this role, Pimentel spent 10 years working with low-income marginalized communities in legal aid and advocacy organizations. She served as an AmeriCorps member for three years, the last two with the Mass Promise Fellowship, working with young people at the Youth Advocacy Department. She also managed the Citizenship Program at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and coordinated the Pro Bono program for the Alameda County Bar Association in California.

Pimentel earned her bachelor’s degree in government and African studies from St. Lawrence and two master’s degrees—one in human rights education from the University of San Francisco and the other in global studies and international affairs from Northeastern University. While at St. Lawrence, Pimentel studied abroad in Kenya and Spain, was a Presidential Diversity Scholar and Class Officer, and a member of Thelmo and ODK.

Molly Shubert Hann ’03

Molly Shubert Hann ’03 is an associate attorney with Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, in Tupper Lake, New York, assisting clients in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate, municipal law, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability. Previously, she was the deputy public defender for Essex County, New York, where she represented indigent clients facing criminal charges. Born and raised in Lake Placid, Hann was an Augsbury/North Country Scholar. She majored in environmental studies and government, with a European studies minor. Currently, Hann is a member of St. Lawrence University’s Alumni Executive Council. She also serves on the Barkeater Trails Alliance board of directors and the Lake Placid Shore Owners’ Association. Hann lives in Saranac Lake with her husband, Stephen Hann ’97, and their two boys.

Dr. Timothy Fullagar ’82

Dr. Timothy Fullagar ’82 is a neurosurgeon with Ballad Health Medical Associates. Board certified in neurosurgery, Fullagar has special interest in the general neurosurgical management of cervical and lumbar spine disorders, peripheral nerve conditions, and the treatment of intracranial pathology. As a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, Fullagar has participated in numerous clinical trials involving the surgical treatment of brain tumors and postoperative chemotherapy. He is also the director of the Brain Tumor Program at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and past-president of the Tennessee Neurological Society. Prior to relocating to Tennessee, Fullagar served at the Colorado Neurologic Institute in Englewood, Colorado.

Serving his nation with 15 years of duty in the United States Naval Reserve, Fullagar completed his military career achieving the rank of commander.