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Jack McDonnell ’61, right, rang The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on March 16. McDonnell was celebrating the initial public offering of TNS Inc., a provider of data communications services to processors of credit card and ATM transactions, as well as secure data and voice network services to the financial services industry. TNS becomes one of a small group of companies that have listed twice on the NYSE. McDonnell, who has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry, founded TNS in 1990, sold it to PSINet in 1991, then purchased it back again in 2001. McDonnell was named the Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002.


The Annual Minority Student Awards Banquet was held April 17 at Michael’s Banquet House in Latham to honor the achievements of minority undergraduate and graduate students and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Office of Minority Student Affairs. Speaker at the event was George James ’87, a chemical engineering graduate, former HEOP student and Phi Iota Alpha officer, who is now working for Johnson & Johnson Co., negotiating and directing the implementation of service agreements. A certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, he recently received awards for his leadership in community projects and for promoting a culture of diversity within Johnson & Johnson.


The Big Red Freakout men’s hockey game was broadcast live via satellite to alumni from both Clarkson and Rensselaer Feb. 7. More than 700 alumni, their families, and friends participated in the 12th annual Satellite Hockey broadcast at 59 sites across the U.S. From left, Ally Baldassari, Kyle Baldassari ’00, Kevin Delaney ’99, and Suzanne Delaney ’00 enjoyed the event in Washington, D.C. “I was surprised to see so many old friends and acquaintances at the telecast,” said Suzanne Delaney. “We will definitely attend again.” The Engineers triumphed over Clarkson 4-2, capturing the team’s 14th Big Red Freakout victory in a row.


Four of six RPI alumni who were commissioned by the Army ROTC Mohawk Battalion met up in the desert of southern Afghanistan this past March. As members of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), 2nd Lt. Bernhard Klaus ’02, 1st Lt. Brooke Klaus ’02, 2nd Lt. Austin Key ’02, and 2nd Lt. Colin Kinsella ’02 were all simultaneously operating out of Kandahar Airfield. “We were able to break away from our very different schedules to pose for a picture,” says Bernhard Klaus. “It was very surreal not seeing each other since graduation and then meeting up on the other side of the world.”
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Rensselaer Magazine: Summer 2004
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