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Three alumni of Lafayette College have been elected to the College’s Board of Trustees. They are Carl G. Anderson Jr. of Wilton, Conn., Harold N. Kamine of Oldwick, N.J., and Nancy J. Kuenstner of Summit, N.J. Each was elected in May to a five-year term that began July 1, 2000.

Lawrence J. Ramer ’50, the president of Ramer Equities, Los Angeles, Calif., who has served as board chair since 1992, will continue as chair until June 30, 2001, when his term as trustee concludes.

Thomas F. McGrail ’55 of Chadds Ford, Pa., the retired president of General Products Group, ICI Americas, Inc., has been elected vice chair and Riley K. Temple ’71 of Washington, D.C., a partner in the law firm of Halprin Temple Goodman Maher, Washington, D.C., has been elected secretary, each for a two-year term that began July 1.

McGrail succeeds Lucy Wilson Benson of Amherst, Mass., president of Benson & Associates, as vice chair. Benson is one of two retiring trustees elected to emeritus status. The other is Alan D. Pesky ’56 of Ketcham, Idaho, chairman of A.D. Pesky Co., New York, N.Y.

Anderson, a member of Lafayette’s Class of 1967, is president and chief executive officer of ABC School Supply, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of educational products based in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to joining ABC School Supply in May 1997 Anderson served as vice president – general manager of the Retail Consumer Products Division of James River Corporation since August 1994. He also served as vice president of marketing for James River Corporation from May 1992 to August 1994. He was a marketing executive at Procter & Gamble from 1972 to 1984 and vice president and general manager at Nestle Foods Corporation, Purchase, N.Y., from 1984 to 1992.

Anderson is also a director of Arrow International Inc., a medical products manufacturer headquartered in Reading, Pa., and J.B. Williams Company Inc., a manufacturer of consumer products. He served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army from 1968 to 1970, principally as commanding officer of an engineer company in South Korea.

A longtime supporter of engineering programs at Lafayette, Anderson was chair of the Lafayette Leadership Council last year. In addition to a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette, he holds an MBA degree from Lehigh University.

Anderson and his wife, Deborah Berlinger Anderson, are the parents of two children. Gary (Carl III) will begin his senior at Lafayette in August. Cristan graduated from Colgate University in 1998 and is currently a medical student at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Kamine, a 1978 Lafayette graduate, is founder and chairman of the board of KMC Telecom, Bedminster, N.J., one of the fastest growing competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC) providing alternative customized telecommunications services in the United States. He formed the company in 1995 to meet the business telecommunications needs of smaller cities that have the same requirements as larger cities but were bypassed by the major companies forming the Information Highway. KMC Telecom has more than 1,700 employees and serves approximately 39 markets.

Kamine is also chief executive and owner of Kamine Development Corp., which developed, built, and owned six unregulated non-utility-owned generation projects located in New York and New Jersey. He pioneered the independent power business from its inception in the early 1980s until 1998. He was among industry leaders who negotiated a settlement with Niagara Mohawk that resulted in the sale of all of his New York State power projects and represented the largest voluntary utility/independent power producer restructuring in the nation.

Kamine’s newest venture is KNT Network Technology LLC, a full-service, turnkey telecom construction and operation company. A spin-off from KMC Telecom, KNT Network Technology is already a major force in its sector, with more than 200 engineers and construction managers. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey.

Kamine graduated from Lafayette with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering summa cum laude. A second baseman on the Leopard baseball team for four years, he was named first-team Academic All-America and honored as the team’s most valuable player. In 1993 he received the Clifton P. Mayfield ’09 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

He is married to Kathleen Coogan Kamine, who graduated from Lafayette in 1978 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. In April 1999 the Kamines became the first alumni couple to be inducted into Lafayette’s Société d’Honneur, whose members include the College’s most distinguished benefactors. In recognition of their major gift to the Lafayette Leadership Campaign, the new multipurpose gymnasium in the Allan P. Kirby Sports Center is named for them. They are the parents of three children, Michelle, 18, Matthew, 15, and Justin, 11.

Kuenstner, a 1975 Lafayette graduate, is head of marketing and business development for Compass Group LLP, New York City, an investment manager specializing in emerging markets. The firm primarily manages Latin American investments through two hedge funds and one private equity fund. Prior to joining Compass Group in 1988, Kuenstner was managing director of emerging markets fixed income sales at Citicorp Securities, Inc., where she managed the global sales force and established the firm’s security sales branch in Miami, Fla. From 1977 to 1986 she served as vice president in the Latin American Group at Chemical Bank, New York, where she served as corporate lending officer and was a member of the bank restructuring committees for Venezuela, Peru, and Colombia during the 1982 debt crisis. She completed and subsequently taught the bank’s international credit training program.

Kuenstner was a member of the Lafayette Leadership Council from 1993-99 and chaired the group in 1998-99. In addition to a bachelor of arts degree from Lafayette she holds an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina. She is the mother of two children, Todd, 17, and Ellen, 13.

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