Nicolina Guiliano Hardy ’99
The Clarkson experience is overflowing with great education opportunities for students to grow in the area of expertise they are most interested in. The opportunities outside of education also make Clarkson what it is and the memories it provides to the students are life long. We all felt like part of a family attending a small school, where everyone knew everyone. When I speak to other Alumni, there are nothing but wonderful memories of the school, the instructors, the town, and the life lived while in Potsdam. I hope you will enjoy and continue the impact that Clarkson has had on so many for years to come. Good Luck to you and your family!
Outstanding Faculty who were and are wonderful role models for our students
Will VanDeValk ’83
Welcome President Marc and Seema Christensen!
From the time I first set foot on Clarkson’s campus in the Fall of 1977, I was blessed with outstanding faculty who displayed exactly what every young person interested in learning needs most: hard work, dedication to seeking and understanding the truth in our physical world, and a genuine concern for our planet. As a graduating senior in 1981, I was again blessed when Norbert Ackerman, PhD, then Chair of the CEE Dept., approached me about extending my stay at Clarkson and enrolling in the CEE Graduate Program. I did so, and my graduate-school experience at Clarkson was even better than undergrad, because I got to see the faculty up close and become even more aware of their wonderful academic and personal traits.
I can say with confidence that the most important factor in my long career as a professional engineer was Clarkson, and specifically, the outstanding faculty role models. I’ve maintained contact with Clarkson over the years (through the CEE Engineering Advisory Council), and I’m pleased to say this quality of outstanding faculty has continued. So much so, that I encouraged my children to consider attending Clarkson. My two sons have both elected to do so. My oldest son Case (BSCE ’20, MSCE ’22 anticipated) had just as wonderful an experience as I did at Clarkson, and is now very much enjoying his first full-time employment at an engineering consulting firm, doing very valuable and interesting engineering work. My youngest son Joe, is currently a sophomore at Clarkson, also in the CE Department. While I am incredibly proud of both of them, I am also very proud to say that Clarkson has maintained this legacy of outstanding and caring faculty. I can hear it in my sons’ voices every time we speak of “how things are going up at Clarkson”.
You have joined a truly special institution. I am very happy for you both and I look forward to you leading Clarkson in the coming years.
Will VanDeValk ’81, ’83
Kari Tremper ’94
My parents were long time Clarkson hockey fans, my grandfather attended Clarkson. When I attend Clarkson Games with my Father 92 now he has so many memories he shares with us. When he was a kid, they didn’t used to have a Ice resurfacer so he was one of the kids that swept and scraped the ice between periods at the walker arena.
I also met and fell in love with my husband of 25 years at Clarkson.
I hope you too can fall in love with this Family. It needs a little work, but with a new Strong leader it can become great again.
Welcome to the Family!
Ilene Lashomb ‘
President Marc and Seema,
I want to welcome you to the Clarkson family! We are all so blessed to have you and I personally am so excited to see all the ways that you will grow, encourage, challenge, and strengthen Clarkson for years to come! I pray the Lord would bless you both exceedingly and abundantly as you step into this new season and I’ll see you around campus!!
Vincent Cilento ’57
A great education from an excellent university offers one an advantage in ones career. Good luck in maintaining this University’s outstanding reputation.
Anyone passing muster with the search committee must be special!
Keith Abell ’74
I received a BSECE in ’76 along with my Commission as a 2nd Lt in the Corps of Engineers. My education under the auspices of a 4-yr ROTC commission was truly a “best buy” situation — a great engineering education that allowed me to have a 4 decade career in the area of embedded firmware development in a variety of areas to include Boot and Selftest code, BIOS, PC-Server system maintenance firmware that was Intel IPMI compliant, building security tools and firmware, and finally smart uninterruptible power supplies that were important to a number of military applications built by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin among others. What a career! And I get a kick out of the fact that Clarkson ranks highly in the US News and World Report as giving a quality education and a very high hire rate after graduation that other schools would envy. What’s not to like?
Wishing you a long and successful experience at Clarkson
Peter Fadden ’71
It was my pleasure to meet you and listen to your intentions in July to continue Clarkson’s growth and success into the future! Clarkson allowed me to have a long and successful career. The quality of the education I received allowed me to continue to grow and succeed!
Damian Johnston ’90
My lifelong friends and professional network. Tomorrow I will be teeing off with my friend and Fraternity Brother in Zeta Nu, 37 years after we first met. We’re still good friends. God Bless Clarkson and God Bless ZN. Open invite also for the new President to visit us at Beaver Lake in Ware, anytime!
Welcome to Clarkson University!
Dana Barry ’74
Clarkson University is important to me because I earned a graduate degree in Chemistry from here and have worked here for many years (at CAMP and now as a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering). Also, the university has provided me with very exciting and wonderful academic opportunities (like obtaining brilliant collaborators in various countries). I welcome you President Marc Christensen and your wife Seema to Clarkson University and congratulate you on your new position. I wish you enjoyable and successful experiences here.
Very Best Wishes Always,
Dana Barry, Ph.D.
Jill Gordon ‘
I graduated from Clarkson a few years ago. I’m also a current MBA student. Most importantly, I’m a parent of a freshman Clarkson student. It is so important to me that Clarkson remains a successful institution well into the future so many more generations can attend and succeed from all of its benefits. I look forward to the many wonderful things you will do for Clarkson.