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President Obama Nominates Lawrence University Alumnus for U.S. Ambassadorship

The White House has announced Lawrence University graduate Walter North has been nominated by President Obama as U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.

Walter North '72

A 1972 graduate of Lawrence originally from Mount Hermon, Mass., North is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt.  He previously served as USAID Mission Director in Indonesia (2007-2011); India (2000-2004); and Zambia (1996-2000), as well as Deputy Mission Director in Ethiopia (1992-1996).

North’s positions at USAID’s Washington headquarters have included interim assistant administrator for the Bureau for Africa (2006-2007); deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination (2005-2006); and deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Asia and the Near East (2004-2005).

Prior to joining USAID in 1980, North was a project manager for the non-profit, humanitarian organization, CARE in India and Bangladesh, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in theatre-drama at Lawrence, North earned a juris doctor degree from George Washington University Law School and a master of public administration degree from Harvard University.

Christopher Murray, a 1975 Lawrence graduate, is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo. David Mulford, a 1959 Lawrence graduate, served as U.S. Ambassador to India from 2004-2009. Shaun Donnelly, a 1968 Lawrence graduate, served as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka from 1997-2000.  From the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Donnelly concurrently served as non-resident U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Maldives.

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Former U.S. Ambassador, International Banking Expert Discusses World Economy at Lawrence University

Former U.S. Ambassador to India and U.S. Treasury official David Mulford discusses the state of the world economy Tuesday, April 13 in an address at Lawrence University.

Mulford will examine the ongoing economic and financial crisis in the major industrial countries and its lingering effect on the global economy at 1:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema. The event is free and open to the public.

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David Mulford

A 1959 graduate of Lawrence, Mulford was appointed Ambassador to India in 2004 by President Bush and served until February 2009. He joined the U.S. State Department after spending 11 years as chairman international of the London-based banking firm Credit Suisse First Boston, where he directed worldwide, large-scale privatization business and other corporate and government advisory assignments.

Since leaving his ambassador’s post, Mulford has returned to Credit Suisse in London as vice chairman of the bank’s international division.

Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Mulford served in public service as a senior international economic policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department under Secretaries Donald Regan, James Baker and Nicholas Brady.

His financial experience also includes eight years as managing director and head of international finance at the Boston-based investment bank White, Weld & Co., Inc. In 1974, he was named senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), where he oversaw the management and development of investment programs of Saudi oil revenues until 1983.

His work in both the public and private sectors has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Legion d’Honneur presented by the president of France, the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury in recognition of extraordinary service and benefit to the Treasury Department and the nation, the Order of May for Merit from the president of Argentina and The Officer’s Cross of the Medal of Merit presented by the president of Poland.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lawrence, Mulford earned a master’s degree in political science from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University. Lawrence recognized him with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1984. A football and basketball standout as an undergraduate, Mulford also was inducted into Lawrence’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

Career Achievement, Service Earn Recognition for Eight Lawrence University Alumni

APPLETON, WIS. — David Mulford has returned to Lawrence University numerous times since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1959. He was back in 1984 to accept an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree at commencement and returned in 2000 for his induction into Lawrence’s athletic Hall of Fame. And he came back twice to deliver convocations (1992, 2007), one of only three speakers who have given more than one address since the present convocation series began in 1978.

His latest visit again will be as an honored guest, this time as a recipient of one of Lawrence’s distinguished alumni awards during the college’s annual Reunion Weekend Celebration June 19-21. More than 900 alumni and guests from 35 states and six countries, including China, Italy and Romania, are expected to participate in the weekend-long festivities.

Mulford

Mulford, the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2004-09, is one of eight Lawrence alumni who will be recognized Saturday, June 20 for career achievements, contributions to the betterment of society or volunteer service to Lawrence. All eight will be recognized during the Reunion Convocation at 10:30 a.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

Mulford, Dr. Michael Lepawsky, the former medical director of the hyperbaric unit at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, and Robert Mac West, founder and president of Informal Learning Experiences, Inc. in Washington, D.C., each will receive the Lucia R. Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award.

Named in honor of the second president of Milwaukee-Downer College, the Briggs award recognizes alumni of more than 15 years for outstanding contributions to, and achievements in, a career field.

Mulford was appointed ambassador to India in 2004 by President George W. Bush and served until February of this year. His previous public service includes an appointment as Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs, serving as the senior international economic policy official at the Department of the Treasury.

Before his ambassadorship, Mulford served as chairman-international of London-based Credit Suisse First Boston, where he led the company’s worldwide, large-scale privatization business and other corporate and government advisory assignments.

He also spent nine years (1973-83) as senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, where he managed the investment of Saudi oil revenues and developed a comprehensive investment program for SAMA.

Mulford has been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University, where he earned a master’s degree in political science and also has been recognized with the Legion d’Honneur from the President of France (1990), the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest award bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury for extraordinary service (1992), the Order of May for Merit from the President of Argentina (1993) and The Officer’s Cross of the Medal of Merit from the President of Poland (1995). He currently resides in London.

Lepawsky, a 1959 Lawrence graduate, pioneered the use of hyperbaric therapy to treat victims of diving accidents, burn victims, carbon monoxide poisoning and crush injuries. While at Vancouver General Hospital, he helped develop a state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber for patients needing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, setting the benchmark for hyperbaric medicine in North America.

For more than 30 years, Lepawsky worked with the diving community to improve safety, creating a guide that established standards and protocol for those training for underwater diving. His efforts were recognized in 2004 with the Third Ocean Pioneer Award from the Underwater Council of British Columbia.

A respected scholar, he has published more than 150 articles in publications ranging from Diver Magazine to the American Journal of Surgery.

Lepawsky, who earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, was awarded a life membership in 2007 to the College of Family Physicians of Canada and was honored by the Canadian Red Cross in 1988 with its Distinguished Citizen and Humanitarian Award. He retired as a highly respected family practitioner in 2007 and still lives in Vancouver.

West, who graduated from Lawrence in 1963, founded Informal Learning Experiences, Inc. in 1992. The company promotes science learning through traveling exhibitions. It also offers consulting services to organizations and agencies involved in informal and recreational learning, ranging from the National Geographic Society and the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation to the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy.

West

West also has spent more than 30 years working for and consulting with museums around the country. He is the former director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and served as curator of geology at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He was recognized with the National Geographic Society’s Arnold Guyot Prize for his paleontologic research in the Canadian Arctic and was honored in 1986 as Pittsburgh’s “Man of the Year in Science.”

During his career he has written widely on paleontology museum science and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Adelphi University. He serves on the board of the National Center for Science Education and is a charter member of The Museum Group.

Following his degree in geology from Lawrence, West earned a master’s degree in geophysical sciences and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago. He is a resident of Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Cole, Nehalem, Ore., will receive the George B. Walter Service to Society Award. Named in honor of Walter, a 1936 graduate, beloved former faculty member and dean of men at Lawrence, who believed strongly that every individual can and should make a positive difference in the world. The award recognizes alumni who best exemplify the ideals of a liberal education through socially useful service in their community, the nation or the world.

Cole

Cole, senior class president and 1963 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lawrence, has enjoyed a near 40-year career as a professional actor. Using the stage name Megan Cole, she has performed everything from classical roles in repertory theatre to guest appearances on numerous television series, including “Seinfeld,” “ER,” and “Las Vegas.”

A hallmark of her career has been her passion for using her talents and training as an actor to “give back” to her audiences. One of her most noteworthy roles came as the lead character in the first production of the Pulitzer-prize winning play “Wit” in Southern California, for which she earned a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. She later reprized the role for productions in Seattle, Houston and Austin.

Cole’s compelling performances as a dying cancer patient in “Wit” helped educate medical professionals on the importance of compassionate communication with their patients. The role inspired her to develop a course for medical students called “The Craft of Empathy,” which she has taught for nearly 10 years at the University of Texas-Houston. She also has taken the course on the road, giving presentations on the personal aspects of cancer care to medical and health professionals at conferences and conventions around the country.

In addition to a degree in English and music from Lawrence, Cole earned a master’s degree in drama at Tufts University.

Callaghan

Kathleen Callaghan, Madison, is the recipient of this year’s Marshall B. Hulbert Young Alumni Service Award, which recognizes a Lawrence alumnus or alumna of 15 years or less, who has provided significant service to the college. The award honors Hulbert, a 1926 Lawrence graduate known as “Mr. Lawrence,” who served the university in many significant capacities for 54 years.

A 1999 graduate, Callaghan was elected class agent during her senior year, a role she has willingly filled ever since. Following graduation she spent nine years as a member of the Viking Gift Committee and also served five years on the Lawrence University Alumni Association Board of Directors, working with the Development and Program Committees. As a regional event coordinator, she has helped organize the annual Madison-area student “Send-Off Picnic” each fall. For her 5- and 10-year class reunions, she served as on the Steering Committee.

Bonnie Laird, Bloomington, Minn., and Susan Voss Pappas, Highland Park, Ill., are the 2009 recipients of the Gertrude B. Jupp Outstanding Service Award. The award honors Jupp, a 1918 graduate of Milwaukee-Downer College, who was named M-D Alumna of the Year in 1964 for her long volunteer service to the college. It recognizes Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer alumni of more than 15 years who have provided outstanding service to the college.

Laird

Laird, a 1964 graduate whose mother also graduated from Lawrence (’34), has advanced the college through a number of leadership roles on the LUAA Board of Directors. She has served on the LUAA Executive Committee, as chair of the Communications Committee, as the first chair of the “More Light!” Capital Campaign Liaison Group and as co-chair of More Light! Alumni Advisory Committees. She also has served as a leader of the Class of 1964’s 40th Reunion Gift Committee and as a member of the Steering Committee for her 45th reunion in 2009. For the past nine years, she has stayed connected with her classmates as class agent.

Pappas, a 1969 graduate, is the third member of her family to receive the Jupp Award, joining her mother Clarmarie Voss M-D ’35 and her sister Jane Holryoud ’61, who received the award in 1982 and 2001, respectively.

Pappas

She has spent the past 20 years serving as class secretary and also served four years (2002-05) on the LUAA Board of Directors, serving on the Executive Committee and as chair of the Student Relations Committee. As committee chair, Pappas led efforts to foster increased diversity at Lawrence and introduce new ways to facilitate meaningful interactions between students and alumni. She has served as a member of the Cluster Reunion Steering Committee, the 25th Reunion Steering Committee and this year’s 40th Reunion Steering Committee.

Swift

As part of the awards convocation, J. Gilbert Swift, who served as Lawrence’s director of alumni relations from 1976-1995, will be recognized with a special Presidential Award. During his tenure, Swift revolutionized the Lawrence alumni relations program by creating the first June Reunion Weekends, establishing regional alumni programs, re-energizing the LUAA Board of Directors and launching the Senior Class program, initiatives that continue to flourish today. Swift, who is retired, lives in Nisswa, Minn.

U.S. Ambassador Examines U.S.-India Partnership in Lawrence University Convocation

APPLETON, WIS. — U.S. Ambassador to India David Mulford discusses the roles of the two countries in the global economy and the need for bilateral cooperation Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the second address of Lawrence University’s 2007-08 convocation series.

Mulford presents “The United States and India: A Partnership for the 21st Century” at 11:10 a.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

A 1959 graduate of Lawrence, Mulford has served as ambassador to India since January 2004, joining the U.S. Department of State from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he spent 11 years as chairman international of the London-based banking firm, directing worldwide, large-scale privatization business and other corporate and government advisory assignments.

In a June 2006 online interview with readers of Rediff.com, India’s leading Internet news portal, Mulford championed India as an attractive destination for foreign investment because “it has a strong economy, a large, articulate and well-educated population, it is a democracy, it believes in rule of law and it has a sophisticated and well-supervised financial system. It is also a large market with a relatively youthful population.”

Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Mulford served as Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs from 1984-92. As the senior international economic policy official at the Treasury, Mulford served under Secretaries Regan, Baker and Brady.

Mulford’s extensive financial experience includes eight years (1966-74) as managing director and head of international finance at White, Weld & Co., Inc., the Boston-based investment bank. In 1974, he was named senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), where he served until 1983, overseeing the management and development of investment programs of Saudi oil revenues.

His service in both the public and private sectors has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. He has been the recipient of the Legion d’Honneur from the president of France, the Order of May for Merit from the president of Argentina, the Officer’s Cross of the Medal of Merit from the president of Poland and the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury in recognition of extraordinary service and benefit to the Treasury Department and the nation.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lawrence, Mulford earned an M.A. in political science from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University. A football and basketball standout as an undergraduate, Mulford was inducted in Lawrence’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by his alma mater in 1984.

Lawrence University Graduate Confirmed as New Ambassador to India

David Mulford, a 1959 graduate of Lawrence University, has been named the United States’ newest ambassador to India.

A well-known investment banker and current chairman of Credit Suisse International, Mulford was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate this week to serve as the next American envoy to India. He replaces Robert Blackwill, who left New Delhi after a two-year term, to join the National Security Council.

Nominated for the ambassador’s post by President Bush in November, Mulford previously had served as under secretary for international affairs in the administrations of presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.

A native of Rockford, Ill., Mulford earned a Ph.D. from Oxford University after leaving Lawrence and has written two books on Africa. In 1984, Lawrence awarded Mulford an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its commencement ceremony. A standout football player and track athlete as an undergraduate, he was inducted into Lawrence’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

Before joining the government, he was the chief investment adviser to the Saudi Arabia Monetary Fund and a consultant on foreign debt issues.