Fall/Winter 2007

For all SLU Graduates of the Last Decade...this is your version of the Hill News.

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Where Your Classmates are Now

Perhaps SLU graduates grow fond of living so close to the St. Lawrence River that moving to a city graced by the Charles is not a coincidence. Boston is home to 467 of our young alumni, which makes chances pretty good that you will run into someone at a Sox game, on Newbury Street, or even the middle of Faneuil Hall. Want to read more? Click here!


News About Some of Your GOLD Classmates
Dennis Morreale '07 started working in the Alumni and Parent Programs office at SLU only a few months after he graduated.
Read more.
David Perfield '00 works at a prep school in New Hampshire but finds that he thinks about SLU every day! Read more.
Paul Graham '99 took classes in Richardson and now teaches there. Read more.
JohnStone, the Washington, DC, based reggae band featuring Andre White '97 and Brendan DeMelle '98, has released their latest CD, “Innocent Children”.  While at SLU the two played in the reggae band Zion Express with performances throughout the New England college circuit and supported the Bare Naked Ladies at Appleton Arena. For more.
Connecting with their classmates and making SLU a better place are what these young alumni do all year. Read more.

News from Campus

Do you remember listening to Dean Terry Cowdrey's speech during Matriculation? You could barely resist jumping out of your seat when you were mentioned. Matriculation transpired on a sunny late August day this year. Meet the class of 2011 via Cowdrey's speech.

On September 8, 75 alumni who ran track or cross-country as undergraduates returned to campus to participate in the "Run for Ryan." For pictures and the rest of the story, click here!
While our school colors are still scarlet and brown, St. Lawrence is now green as well. The strides taken on campus since May 2006 toward a more sustainable SLU are innovative and fantastic. Read more.
What's going on in Richardson, the oldest building on campus with the toughest set of stairs to scale? The English department has planned a variety of events for the fall and continues to be one of the top five majors at SLU. Read more here. We will profile a different academic department in the future editions of GOLD Link. Maybe your major will be next!
What about the psychology department? It still reigns as the most popular major on campus. Read more.


SLU Athletic News
A lot is going on over in Augsbury, Appleton, and the variety of fields surrounding those two buildings. The fall Saints teams came back from a summer surely filled with intense preparatory training to a typical beautiful autumn in Canton. Some highlights include the football team winning their season opener against tough competitor Norwich; the 22nd annual SLU Quadathlon; great races for both cross country teams; the men's hockey team defeating Clarkson at our home opener (sweet, sweet victory); and two remarkably competitive soccer teams. Read more on Saints athletics.
One of our greatest SLU traditions is undeniably our hockey teams. Want an inside look at how our teams are expected to do this year? Click here!

Because so many alumni say their experience at SLU was shaped by their Saints sport team, we want to keep you updated on how some of our current teams are doing! Learn more about the field hockey team who still spends so much time on North Country field, regardless of the icy temperatures or the large beetles that invaded regularly! Want to read more about the
football team? We'll feature different teams in each edition.


Maybe your team will be next!


Alumni Rewards
Recent graduates had a great time at Laurentian events held by the Alumni and Parent Programs office in Burlington, Boston, New York City, Saratoga Springs, Washington, D.C, and Denver. We had a great turnout in all these places and even sent Sergi's fat bags to the NYC and Boston events! Check out photos from these gatherings held in September.

We want to make sure you are aware of all the exciting benefits of being SLU alumni. Did you know that we plan 70-90 events across the nation, just for you? We also created an online community, my St. Lawrence, for you to connect with other alumni; we plan reunions; and we'll give you a SLU calendar if you support St. Lawrence with a gift of any size. If you have an idea for an event, please contact Majken Tranby '06 in the Alumni Office, and she can help you make it happen!

Let's "face" it... many recent SLU alumni use Facebook or MySpace. Some might even say it is their primary way of communicating with friends who have relocated around the country. In an effort to keep up with the times, we have started a Facebook group called "SLU ALUMNI" and have also made a St. Lawrence MySpace page. Connecting to either will not just make you look cool, it will keep you posted about all Laurentian events we have. For Facebook users, simply search for the group mentioned above, and for those who use MySpace, visit
Back by popular demand! The SLU photo book is available for your perusal.


’04, ’03, ’02, and ’98: Can you believe it’s almost time for REUNION?!?

Mark your calendars – May 29- June 1, 2008- call your friends, and make plans to come back to campus!!  There’ll be seminars, class dinners, concerts, and kickball games, plus plenty of time to relax on the quad and head downtown to reconnect with your classmates.

The classes of 2004, 2003, and 2002 will be celebrating your 5th reunion together.  Under the leadership of Liz Baker ’04, Sean Daugherty ’02, Ed ’02 and Emily Hunt ’04 Forbes, Tim Furnary ’03, Eric Klapper ’04, Casey Peterson ’03, Kristin Putz ’03, Tzveta Raynova ’02, Beth Slater ’03, and Katherine Snedeker ’02, the classes are off to a good start.  We look forward to a great first reunion for our classes! 

The class of 1998 will be returning to campus for your 10th reunion.  Plans are under way with Abigail Albee ’98 and John Cook ’98 chairing the planning committee.  Save the date and start talking to your classmates about joining your class in Canton for the celebration!  Greg Chase ’98 and Caroline Jenkins Hanna ’98 will be leading up the development committee – please answer your phones and check your e-mail for ways to join in your largest class gift to date!  Have ideas?  Let us know!    

If you have any reunion questions or are looking for more on how to get involved, contact Barbara Knauf in Alumni and Parent Programs at 315.229.5904 or  You can also visit the web at for the latest reunion information and to complete the reunion survey to let us know are planning to return for the celebration and if you are interested in helping out as a planning or development volunteer.

See you there!!!


SLU on the Road
Keep an eye on your e-mail because the Alumni and Parent Programs office staff may be coming to your town!  Six staff members, three of whom are SLU alumni themselves, travel the country each year reaching out to hundreds of alumni. Ever thought of having an office visit, coffee or lunch with someone new from St. Lawrence?  It may just be your lucky day. 

Why you?  Simply because we want to meet with anyone who is willing to share some of their experiences and thoughts with us.  We hope to hear how you have stayed connected with campus and friends and listen to what you are saying about St. Lawrence today.  We will also update you about events in your area and share how young alumni can shape the future of SLU.  Can’t get back to campus?  We may be coming to you.                       

If you have any comments, suggestions, or stories for this newsletter please email: I'd love to hear from you!