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05-12-2002

Clarkson University Senior Gregory Asselin Honored With Levinus Clarkson Award At Commencement

[A photo of Asselin receiving his award is available for newspaper use at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/asselin.jpg]

Gregory T. Asselin of Schenectady, N.Y., son of Raynald and Elaine Asselin, received the Levinus Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 109th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12.asselin

Established in 1906 by University founders Elizabeth and Frederica Clarkson in memory of their brother, Levinus, the scholarship was first awarded in 1909.

Asselin, a senior interdisciplinary engineering and management (IE&M) major, was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full university faculty, based on his scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.

Asselin graduated from Clarkson with a cumulative grade point average of 3.97 out of a possible 4.0 and was recently tapped into Clarkson's highest honor society, Phalanx. He is a member of the Honors Program and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. During his time at Clarkson, he served as president and publicity chair of the IE&M Society; president of the Sigma Tau Iota Honor Society; and was a Clarkson Union Board Member and an Honors Program Steering Committee Member.

Asselin is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Clarkson Leadership Award; the Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award; the National Collegiate Business Merit Award; the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association Award; the National Industrial Belting Association Award; the Richard Brady Legro Memorial Award; and the 2001 GE Student Intern & Co-Op Contribution Award.

Outside of the classroom, Asselin was a recognizable presence on campus as the news anchor, news producer and business manager of the student-run television station, WCKN. He also worked as a peer tutor in managerial accounting and as a computer consultant. He was an intern during the summers at GE Power Systems and GE Medical Systems, completed a semester co-op at GE Supply, and on campus served as a GE Campus Ambassador. In June, Asselin will begin the full-time position of analyst for the enterprise-wide initiatives team at Textron Inc. in Providence, R.I.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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