Boston College Magazine Spring 2011
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boston college spring 2011 MAGAZINE Study abroad Silk Road Photographs by Alex Guittard â€™11 alumni news alumni news Table of Contents 1 Alumni News & Notes 3 20 Class Notes Alumni Profile: Joseph Piantedosi Jr. ’83 22 24 Alumni Profile: Stephen Vogel ’01 27 29 Alumni Profile: Kristin Groos Richmond ’97 Obituaries Light the World Campaign News alumni news News & Notes Sustaining Excellence Illuminating the Future Every year, Wall Street Council members and friends put the spotlight on excellence—and help students live the University’s motto “Ever to Excel.” The Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner, held at The Waldorf=Astoria New York April 28, is on track to raise more than $1.6 million this year in support of the Boston College Presidential Scholars Program, which attracts the best and brightest students from around the world to BC. More than 800 guests honored the achievements of Eugene M. McQuade, P’06, ’10, philanthropist and CEO of Citibank. McQuade received the President’s Medal for Excellence in recognition of his exceptional career, as well as his personal and professional contributions to society. The Tribute Dinner is the major source of financial support for the Presidential Scholars Program, which awards the University’s only merit-based scholarships. This elite honors program integrates intensive service experiences into a rigorous academic RICK BERN PHOTOGRAPHY Alumni and faculty presented Excelling at Sustainability: Leadership for Others, the first University-wide conference on sustainability, held on campus April 15 and 16. “Our goal is to energize, inspire, and unite our entire university community. We also hope to create a model other universities can replicate to educate a broader audience about global climate change and other environmental concerns,” said BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) Co-chair Frances A. Dubrowski NC’70, P’09, an environmental attorney. Developed by Dubrowski (right, with event keynote speaker Philip Landrigan ’63) and sponsored by BCEEAN in collaboration with faculty and student leaders, the interdisciplinary conference explored environmental issues from diverse viewpoints and multiple disciplines. To learn about future events or join BCEEAN, please e-mail email@example.com. curricula, preparing these talented young people to carry the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others” into their post-graduate careers. The Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner has raised more than $16 million for the program’s endowment over the last 23 years, and this year’s record-breaking fundraising sets a new standard of excellence. Heights Scholarship Gala in Conte Forum Sept. 30. This beloved BC tradition, held during Parents’ Weekend, always sells out. Order tickets now at www.bc.edu/pops or by calling 800-767-5591. Each year, Pops on the Heights raises more than $2 million for undergraduate scholarships—enjoy an entertaining evening with a serious purpose! A Building Also Rises Alumni Passion Creates Student Opportunities Stokes Hall is taking shape! The foundation is in, and the outline of each wing can now be discerned. As the steel framing of each floor is added, the building is beginning to rise. Watch the latest activity on the Stokes Hall webcam, take a virtual tour, view floor plans, and learn more at www.bc.edu/buildstokes. Heights a-Poppin’ Tickets are on sale now—get ’em while we’ve got ’em! Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at the Pops on the 1 alumni news John E. Joyce ’61, MBA ’70, Boston College Club co-founder and Board of Directors chair, recently presented a $325,000 check to President William P. Leahy, S.J. The BC Club donates half of its annual net profits to a scholarship fund for undergraduates from inner-city Boston—making it possible for five students to attend BC this year, and offering 23 scholarships since the Club’s founding in 1998. “This check is the result of a successful club with very good management and wonder- alumni news ful members, including BC faculty and staff as well as the Boston business community,” explained Joyce. “Our success is a reflection of the passion that alumni have for BC.” A premier business and social club located in the heart of Boston’s financial district, the BC Club offers members and their guests a full range of hospitality services in comfortably elegant surroundings. Discover all the BC Club has to offer at www.bostoncollegeclub.com. Chapters on the Go Cleveland has had a busy year. Terrence Devino, S.J., director of Manresa House and special assistant to the president, celebrated the chapter’s 6th annual family Mass in January, and the social calendar is filled with networking events, Eagles and Red Sox games, and more. Always active in community service, the chapter has also developed a mentoring program to prepare high school students for the college admissions process. Chapter leadership positions are available. In New York City, the newly formed Arts and Culture Sub-committee has brought a vibrant dimension to chapter events. A recent trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art to see Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time has alumni eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to experience the city’s cultural life with BC friends old and new. Summer is planning season for BCAA chapters everywhere—it’s a great time to get involved. Local chapters are always seeking event and outreach ideas, with many leadership or volunteer opportunities available. To find out more about any chapter, view upcoming events, and learn how to get involved, visit www.bc.edu/alumnichapters. be involved at BC Find out about all the BC Alumni Association news, events, programs, services, and volunteer opportunities at www.bc.edu/alumni. By the Numbers Technology Council 10th Anniversary 2001 | Year the Technology Council was established by University Trustee Peter W. Bell ’86 and Daniel J. Nova ’83 2003 | Year the West Coast Technology Council was founded by Chair and BC Trustee William S. McKiernan ’78 2006 | Year that John Gallant ’79 became chair of the East Coast Technology Council 1,128 | Number of Tech Council members FRANK CURRAN 312 | Number of students to Laetare Sunday: A Day of Joy in a Penitential Season Conte Forum reverberated with song, prayer, and inspiration during the 60th annual celebration of Laetare Sunday April 3. Fr. Leahy presided over the Mass which marks the midpoint of Lent. The Theology Department’s Fr. Michael Himes exhorted the more than 500 people in attendance to remember that they are a “joyful people,” whose faith is a gift. Hosted by the Silver Eagle 25th Reunion Class of 1986, the festive event offered a respite in the Lenten journey. (L to R: Fr. Himes; Elizabeth Stowe Fennell ’05 with Patrick, Jill Weidner Collins ’03 with John, and Erin McManus McLoughlin ’02, MEd ’03, with Brady) www.bc.edu/alumni date who have participated in TechTrek, a field-study course led by Carroll School of Management Professor John Gallaugher with the help of Tech Council chairs and executive committee members 43 | Percentage of Tech Council members who made a gift to BC last year (v. 28% of alumni) $645,000 | Total money raised for Tech Council scholarships, which provide financial aid for deserving students, especially those studying the business of technology class notes be counted for the classes of 1929–32, 1934–38, 1946 Boston College Alumni Association firstname.lastname@example.org 825 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458 Happy birthday to centenarian Chris Nugent ’32, MS’33! Chris’s son Chris reports that his father celebrated his 100th birthday at the retirement home in Sarasota, FL, in which he has lived for over 15 years. Present for the celebration, in addition to Chris (Jr.) and his wife, Prill, were Chris’s daughter Emily and her husband, Bob; all four grandchildren and their spouses; and one great-grandchild. Chris is still a voracious reader and Anagram player and cherishes his copy of Brother Leo’s English Literature from his second year! Go to the alumni online community at http:// www.bc.edu/alumni/association/community. html to view a photo of Chris and his family at his centennial celebration! • We received a lovely note from Annie Sullivan, wife of the late Ed Sullivan ’35 who for many years wrote so well and faithfully for these pages. Annie met up with Walter Sullivan, MA’40, JD’47, for lunch last November. She writes: “I think Walter is the last remaining member of the Class of 1935. Walter is almost 97, still drives, and is sharp as he ever was. He and my husband started as boys at BC High and then went to Boston College.” Annie also says she enjoyed the memorial Mass for deceased alumni held last November in Trinity Chapel on the Newton campus. All best wishes to both Annie and Walter! be counted for the class of 1933 Correspondent: William M. Hogan Jr. Brookhaven, A-305 Lexington, MA 02421; 781-863-1998 be counted for the class of 1939 Correspondent: John D. Donovan email@example.com 12 Wessonville Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-4782 Greetings once again. • The only contact with classmates we’ve had has been a pleasant telephone chat with Joe Sammartino, MEd’40, still an active resident down in Scituate. • The only other news is the death of our classmate Edmund Quinn in November 2010. Edmund was a premed student at BC. He went on to Tufts Medical School, served as an Army captain in World War II, and had a long career as a radiologist. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to his family. • Today, space available permits us to experiment with two brief and hopefully relevant footnotes regarding numbers and words. Regarding numbers: We are still Class of ’39 survivors, but our present age of 93 or 93-plus reverses these numbers. Wow! By way of an arithmetic aside, let me note that the members of the BC Class of 1993 are now in the year 2011 only 39 years old—add 18 years to their age of 21 at graduation. Turning now to words and their reversals, the important words “heaven” and “hell” come to mind. During our BC student days and for at least another half century, the first word, “hell,” was prominent not only in church sermons but also in our personal relevance and daily language. I’ll let you recall your personal usages of the word. Today, believe it or not, we are older, and the word is not only less heard in church but also in our daily language. If this is true, why? Reasons vary, of course. Hell is a fiery place inhabited by Satan, devils, and sinners, and it’s in a down direction. We’ve lived into the upper years and would prefer an upper location. Ergo, heaven, the habitat of God, angels, and saints, is our eternity preference. We’ve got a few years or more left to improve our chances but—and I hope there is unanimity here— heaven is our destination. Toward that goal the letters R and P become very important: relax and play. Remember and pray. Peace! be counted for the class of 1940 Correspondent: Sherman Rogan 34 Oak Street Reading, MA 01867 be counted for the class of 1941 reunion year Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082 Greetings, Class of 1941! Well, it was one snowy winter, and I hope everyone stayed warm and healthy. • Dave Merrick is doing well and still resides in sunny Florida. He contacts me from time to time, and we play Monday morning quarterback. • Good luck to the continued success of the BC Eagles hockey and basketball teams. • May God bless us all and remain in Him. Please keep me informed as to any current information regarding class members. AMDG. be counted for the class of 1942 Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136-3807; 617-364-2309 3 class notes I never thought I could say this, but I would enjoy hearing the chug-chug of a lawn mower, even at 7 a.m., after listening to the roar of snowblowers for weeks. This has been a difficult winter—but we were able to “rejoice” on Laetare Sunday April 3. • A recent edition of the Boston Archdiocesan newspaper the Pilot printed a review of a book of interest: Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress (Fordham University Press, 2010), by Raymond A. Schroth, SJ. The reviewer credits Fr. Schroth with an honest picture of Bob’s intellectual and personal strength, as well as his weaknesses. Bob, MA’45, was our classmate; may he rest in peace and have reconciliation with our beloved Joe Stanton. Joe founded the advocacy organization Massachusetts Citizens for Life. • We have lost Charles Price. Charlie was a very active part of our class organization in our undergraduate days. During World War II, he was a naval officer serving in amphibious operations in North Africa, Italy, and France. After leaving the Navy, he earned a law degree at Boston University. He was employed as a senior manager at Allstate Insurance. Charlie is survived by his two daughters and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Susan, in 2004. Also, I received a call from a member of her family informing me of the passing of Marie Driscoll. Marie was the widow of our classmate Frank Driscoll. I offer the sympathy of the class to the Price and Driscoll families, and Charlie and Marie will be remembered at our anniversary Mass. May they rest in peace. • It is unfortunate and sad that we lose contact with widows of our classmates. • Until the next report, watch for a message from the Alumni Association concerning the celebration of our 69th! • Please let me know of anything interesting going on in your life. be counted for the class of 1943 Correspondent: Ernest E. Santosuosso 73 Waldron Road Braintree, MA 02184; 781-848-3730 Now that Easter has finally evicted the frosted, overlong winter from our hardy New England lives, we begin the sun-drenched summer— we hope! • The latest report of our class sadly focuses on additions to the ’43 mortality list. We mourn the loss of beloved classmates, among them Joe Sullivan, whose family guided our young lives through four years of Friday issues of the BC Heights; Harry “Luke” Lukachik, whose stock market expertise was broadcast daily on the radio in Bridgeport, CT; and Al Donovan, truly a Golden Eagle through his many participations in class functions. • A telephone call from Naples, FL, supplied a giant teaspoon of medicine for my soul: the origin of the message was George Criss. George is enjoying life with Marie, his wife of 67 years, and they are planning a trip back to Boston this summer. They have six children and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. In February, George celebrated his 90th birthday, and he reports he also breezed through his recent eye exam. George is a retired judge of the Quincy court, and he was a close buddy of the late Jim Sweeney. be counted for the class of 1944 Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 Today is Thursday, my regular wiped-out, sleepin day. It’s because Wednesday is my day at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. It’s a long day, as I live in Duxbury, and the classes are held in Cambridge, so I have to leave my house no later than 7 a.m. to catch the 7:20 a.m. train. And as you would know, it now takes me twice as long to prepare for the day ahead than it once did. The classes, however, make it all worthwhile! In the morning class, I am studying the history of the Chinese in America. After lunch—a quick sandwich—I have an equally fascinating class on 10thcentury art and architecture. Then it’s back on the subway to South Station and the 4:20 p.m. train back to Duxbury, which gets me home shortly before 6 p.m. Oiye! But as I said, it’s all worthwhile. • But we have more important things to discuss. I often wonder how many members of the original class of just under 500 are still with us. Every quarter, before class notes are due, I get a notice from the alumni office telling me how many members of our class have passed away. This time we have lost three more of our friends: John Connor from Shrewsbury, Peter Malatesta from Nahant, and Marty Colemen from Wayland. Of the three, I perhaps knew Marty the best. We started together at the business school and probably shared the same classes for the whole four years. More recently, Marty and I had made several attempts to get together for lunch at his favorite spot, the Weston Golf Club. But each time found him back in the hospital or just out of the hospital, and we had to postpone. Marty’s last couple of years were not easy. He wanted so much to become his old self, to spend more time with his friends and particularly with his adored two generations of family, but it never happened. And so it goes. • Peace. be counted for the class of 1945 Correspondent: Louis V. Sorgi email@example.com 5 Augusta Road Milton, MA 02186 I’m sorry to report the death of Margaret (Kelly) Curry, wife of the late John V. Curry. Peg had three children and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of Rev. Patrick J. Kelly of Woburn. • In December 2010, our class athlete, Ed Burns, was honored by the Town of Arlington, which renamed the Veterans Memorial Skating Rink the Ed Burns Arena. Ed was a legendary hockey and football coach at Arlington High, where he had been a three-sport athlete before going on to play football and hockey at BC. He won 695 hockey games in 50 years leading the Spy Ponders and compiled 110 victories in 21 years on the football field. His most impressive season was in 1966–67, when his football and hockey teams combined to go 28–0 and win two state titles. Ed, who has reached his 90th birthday, is still playing golf in Florida and continues to be a very active member of our class. • I heard from Charlie Rogers, who has moved from Maryland to Delaware. The actor in our class, Charlie was very active in theater at BC and worked with Fr. Bonn of the English department. • In health updates, Vin Catalogna is still in the VA hospital in Bedford, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and Joe Devlin, MSW’49, remains in a nursing home in Framingham. Dave Hern is doing well—not driving at night but otherwise OK. Paul Paget, MSW’49, has recovered from knee replacement surgery—and continues to run the swan boats in the Boston Public Gardens. Bill Cornyn is suffering from macular degeneration but is still able to play golf in Florida. • Jack McCarthy, our class treasurer, reports that our treasury looks good, thus no dues are required for this year. • In case you have not read it elsewhere, eight new members were inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame for 2010. They are Jill Dedman ’00, MA’06, field hockey; Steve Heinze ’92, hockey; Peter Kendall ’95, football; Kevin Penwell ’97, MBA’04, baseball; George Radachowsky ’86, football; Sarah Rahko ’04, soccer; Laura Traynham Hannon ’97, hockey; and Keith Yuen ’92, track and field/cross country. • Mark your calendars for June 15, when we will have our annual spring Mass and luncheon at the Heights. It will be in Alumni House this year—you will receive more details in the mail. • That’s it for now. Please send news! be counted for the class of 1947 Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168 be counted for the class of 1948 Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org 46 Woodridge Road Wayland, MA 01778 Regretfully, I begin with sad news: Fr. John Flynn died on January 30, 2010. He was a pastor in Lynnfield for many years. Fr. John was an annual celebrant at our class Mass along with our late classmate Fr. Angelo Loscocco. Fr. John was also our class correspondent at one time. He was a concelebrant at my wedding to Suzanne Kearney. • Gene Nash is in good health and living independently at the Country Club Heights in Woburn. His granddaughter is now a doctoral candidate in English at Fordham University. A grandson won a three-year Sandra Day O’Connor scholarship at New England Law School. Gene’s late brother Paul Nash, SJ, ’40, MA’46, STD’52, set up a BC program for junior year abroad study. • Bob Foy, who still serves on the Quincy Retirement Board, lives in Quincy with his wife, Mildred. Their granddaughter www.bc.edu/alumni graduated last June from Regis College, where she was in the nursing program and was also the all-time scoring leader in women’s basketball. She is now employed as a nurse at Mass. General Hospital. Their grandson is a junior at Stonehill College and was named all-conference punter. Another granddaughter is at St. Anselm College, and a grandson is a junior at Catholic Memorial High School. • Bill Melville turned 89 this week but unfortunately is not in very good health. He and Irene have two grandsons graduating from BC Law School this year. Another grandson has been accepted at Dartmouth College. • Pat Riordan called from Greenville, RI, to inform us that Paul Riordan is now confined to a nursing home. Pat visits him daily and says he misses playing golf. He had an 8 handicap. Paul retired from Union Carbide, where he had spent the last 15 years of his career. They have three children, eight grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. • Kim Christos, Paul Lannon’s daughter, received a call from USC asking if she would be interested in becoming the university’s first women’s lacrosse coach. She is currently starting her 11th year as head coach at Drew University in Madison, NJ. At the start of her career, she was an assistant coach at BC and Brown and the head coach at her alma mater, William & Mary. • Your correspondent has a grandson who is a junior at Bowdoin College and is taking his second junior semester at Trinity College in Dublin. be counted for the class of 1949 Correspondent: John J. Carney JJC1949@bc.edu 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 I am writing these class notes after watching the great victory of our basketball team over the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest in the first game of the ACC playoffs. When you read these notes, you will already know how our hoop stars have made out in the ACC and in the NCAA March Madness Bracket Mania! • I really expected that I would have heard from some of you with comments about my column in the Winter issue, where I talked about our baseball team’s prowess in 1947, but not a word! I am calling on you all to contribute for this column. I now have a simplified e-mail address, JJC1949@bc.edu. • Bill McCool called me recently with news that two of his grandchildren have attended BC; one graduated a year ago. • The Planning Committee for a spring Mass and luncheon—Sahag Dakesian MS’51, Jack Waite MA’51, Peter Rogerson, and Ernie Ciampa—is hard at work with Gail Darnell in the alumni office to come up with a date, and you should have been notified of it by the time you read this. I hope to see you all there! • AMDG. be counted for the class of 1950 Correspondent: John A. Dewire 15 Chester Street, No. 31 Cambridge, MA 02140; 617-876-1461 class notes On February 14, I attended the Beanpot Hockey final at Boston Garden for the first time in 30 years. It was a night to remember! Six minutes into overtime, junior Jimmy Hayes ’12, our 6-foot-5 right winger from Dorchester, scored the winning goal, ending the game 7–6. It reminded me of Doug Flutie ’85 and his Hail Mary pass in 1984 in Florida. • John T. Sullivan died on January 17, 2009, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. John was an Air Force officer for 27 years, stationed in Alaska, Alabama, California, and New York. The Suffolk County Air Force Base near Westhampton Beach was closed in 1969, and John retired in 1970. He was then offered a teaching position at Boces Riverhead, NY, and taught business for 20 years. John and wife Marion were married for 60 years and had four children—three sons and one daughter. Their sons joined the military—one the Marines and two the Army. After 26 years, they all retired and now live in Virginia. The Marine was involved in planning and building the new Marine Corps museum in Quantico, VA. It is right on Route 95, and it is a place to visit! Daughter Marion worked as a secretary for the Suffolk County Police Department for 10 years and then joined as a policewoman. After serving for 10 years, she retired to get married and now lives in upstate New York. John and Marion had 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. • Samuel F. Gilman of Lancaster, MA, passed away on July 17, 2009; Paul D. Kearns of West Stockbridge died on September 23, 2010; and John S. Allison Jr. of Dedham passed away on November 6, 2010. • If you have any news, please send it to me. We need it for this column. • I wish I could have been in Fort Myers on February 26 to see the Boston College baseball team play the Boston Red Sox! be counted for the classes of nc 19501953 Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 I have no important (or unimportant) news to share with you. The bad winter will be over when you get this, so awake from your hibernation! Be in touch! be counted for the class of 1951 reunion year Correspondent: James J. Derba email@example.com 10640 Seaholly Terrace Boynton Beach, FL 33436; 561-734-6082 The class committee of Jim Derba, Pat Roche H’01, Bob Corcoran, Bob Jepsen MBA’70, Ed White, and Marty Joyce met to finalize plans for our 60th anniversary reunion. The committee decided on a luncheon in December and participation in Reunion Weekend events June 3–5. Class reunion weekend activity will be included in the next class notes. • The December 5 luncheon was held in Stuart House on the Newton Campus. Attending were Fr. James Bertelli MA’52; Philomena and Robert Carmichael; Marie (Clausen) MEd’59 and Bob Corcoran; Jim Derba; Alice and George Desmond; Katherine and John Gallagher; William J. Horne MA’53 and Mary Kirby; Mary and Bob Jepsen; Elizabeth and Marty Joyce; Doris and Owen Kellett; Mary and William Kennedy; Mary and John Kilday; David McAvinn; Anne (Fisher) NC’52, MA’55; and Leo McCabe; Joseph McGonagle and Eleanor Whalen; Frederick Mullane; Vivian and Edgar Nadeau and daughter; Mary and Paul Phelan; Barbara and Pat Roche; Mildred and Arthur Silk; Mary and Vincent Stanton; and Ruth and Ed White. • Leo Wesner, our longtime class correspondent and loyal member of the Class Committee, passed away several months before the luncheon. We also mourn the passing of James F. Driscoll Jr., Timothy J. Guinee Jr., Martin J. Healey MEd’53, William J. Hennessy, Robert B. Joslyn, Frank P. Leist, Charles L. Nugent, Edward F. Roach, and Thomas R. Seymour. • Please forward news about what you are doing. Résumés for the position of class correspondent are being accepted by the alumni office. Contact Betsy McLain at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-552-4141. Qualified replacements will be given full consideration and speedy employment. • In recognition and appreciation for the positive influence Boston College has had on our lives, give to the Light the World campaign! be counted for the class of 1952 Chisholm continues to be busy in his investment management business. He and wife Joan have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. • Larry Sullivan, MBA’57, is soaking up the sun in La Habra, CA. Five children and ten grandchildren keep him busy. • Fran O’Leary has added another great-grandchild to the family roster. • J. Barry Driscoll is celebrating 50 years of marriage as well as the establishment of his insurance agency 50 years ago. • Col. Jack McElroy, USMC, son of Regina and Tom McElroy, has retired and is now a pilot with United. • I spoke to former Massachusetts Speaker of the House and Attorney General Bob Quinn. Other than a bothersome leg, Bob is well and still active with his law firm, Quinn & Morris. I also spoke with old friend Bob Richards, JD’55. He and son Grady are living in Weston. Bob is still doing investment legal advice after retiring as a partner at the law firm formerly known as Hale & Dorr. • I am happy to report the safe return home of son Patrick (Navy SEAL). Son Frank has been made a director of Credit Suisse in New York, and son Bob is now managing a facility for troubled youth in San Francisco. I am now in my 56th year of law practice. My wife, Carol, and I are holding the fort in the empty nest. • By the time you read this, the annual Naples party will have taken place with Jim Callahan, as chairman, doing his usual outstanding job. The June reunion will be held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort June 21–23. The memorial Mass and luncheon will be held on October 6. Many thanks to Dick Driscoll for his leadership. be Correspondent: Frank McGee email@example.com 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 Once again, it is my sad duty to report the deaths of classmates: Tom Cullinan on January 14, 2011; Tom Middleton on February 2, 2011; and Margaret Kelly on October 22, 2010. • Peter Genovese and Bob Doherty write that Florida is the place to be. Bob and his wife, Barbara, recently celebrated 30 years living in Naples. They were in Pelham, NH, for Bob’s 80th birthday last July. • I heard from Leo Johnson. Sadly his wife, Claire, died after a long battle with breast cancer. • Gene McAuliffe writes from Groton, MA, that all is well, and he sends his best to all his ROTC buddies. • After 40 years, Bernie Smith retired from medicine (radiology) at the Virginia Medical Center. Bernie, who was widowed in 1982, married Johanne Couture in 2005 and is enjoying life. • Peter Chrisom, MA’54, a former Marine and retired principal of North Quincy High School, lost his wife, Joan. They had 8 children and 23 grandchildren. Also now widowed, Paul Nolan lost his wife of 55 years, Helen WCAS’54, on November 14, 2010. • Gerry Beaulieu and his bride report the arrival of their sixth grandchild, thus evening things out at three and three. • Bud Kohaut reports that all is well in Fort Wayne, IN. • Bea Olivieri Ames is enjoying life in Billerica and playing a lot of golf. She sends her best to all her friends in nursing. • Al Casassa celebrated his 50th anniversary practicing law in Hampton, NH. Son Bob, JD’84, practices with Dad. • In Laurel, NY, Joe 5 class notes counted for the class of 1953 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth firstname.lastname@example.org 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 On December 5, 2010, 27 classmates and significant others met in the Stuart Hall dining area for lunch before attending the chorale concert in Trinity Chapel. This was a joint venture that we shared with the Class of 1951. A traditional brunch of fresh fruit, eggs, ham, sausage, French toast, hash browns, and bagels was served, and coffee, hot mulled cider, and a bar were available. • Joan and Dick Horan, Eunice and Paul Twitchell MS’62, Mimi (Iantosca) MS’59 and John Costa, and Mary and Jim Willwerth were spotted at one table. At another table were Priscilla and Dennis Cronin, Barbara and Austin Smith, Mary and Bob Willis, and Jim Wholly. Also observed were Barbara and Spike Boyle, Katherine and Fred Conroy JD’56, Mary and Jim Livingston MBA’67, Judith Golden and Dick Curran, Elizabeth and Francis Ward MBA’70, and Elaine and John McPhail MBA’63. • Class president Bob Willis reports that Nancy Lane, wife of our classmate Dave Lane, passed away in January. In other news, Dennis Cronin is our new class treasurer; Bob expressed our thanks to Jim Lynch and his assistant, Penny McLaughlin, for their years of devoted service. Also, Bob reappointed Jim Willwerth and Fred Good, MBA’62, as co-chairs of the annual golf outing. • Fred Good reports that Joe Carroll, MBA’61, passed away in December 2010. Fred writes: “I went to the wake, and Joe’s wife told me he passed out and was taken to the hospital and revived. His family were all there; Joe recognized them all and passed away quickly.” • Bill McSweeney reports that everything is fine with the Sarasota McSweeneys. He is starting his second term on the board of Catholic Charities, Venice Diocese. The McSweeneys see Helen and Jim Queenan, JD’58, who winter in Sarasota. Jim was a judge in Worcester in earlier life. • Gerry and John McCauley report they were invited by the Palm Beach chapter of the BC Alumni Association to attend a Mass celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, on February 27, at the Beach Club. They had not had the opportunity to attend any Palm Beach chapter events before so they were very much looking forward to it. • Dick Horan reports that he and wife Joan, Claire and Ray Kenney JD’58, and Msgr. Paul Ryan and his cousin had dinner in January at the Royal Palm Country Club in Naples, FL. Msgr. Ryan assists at St. Catherine’s in Norwood four days a week. • Jack Coleman writes that he was sorry to hear about Joe Carroll’s passing. Although he didn’t know Joe in college, he did get to know him pretty well when they were both stationed at the US naval base in Newport in 1954 through 1956; they actually lived together off base for a while before Jack got married. Jack writes, “We used to kid Joe about his prematurely gray hair, and he’d respond that at least he had hair. As we got older, we all had gray hair, if any hair at all. Joe was a good man.” be counted for the class of 1954 Correspondent: John Ford email@example.com 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 I just received a letter from Fr. John Wallace, who is still doing mission work in Honduras. The past few years, we have been taking up a collection at the memorial Mass in November and then matching that from our class treasury to assist in his mission work. In November, Fr. John was able to concelebrate the Mass as he was home on his annual leave. We were able to send him $1,200 to use in his work with the poor. In his letter, Fr. John said, “I never know how I will use the class gift, but be assured it will be used to alleviate the misery of poverty and sickness in some way or several ways. Because I am chaplain for several hospitals, I come in contact almost daily with the most needy people and patients. They are never lacking. When we pray for the sick, we know we pray for mercy for the sick world.” Fr. John also wrote about the importance of the memorial Mass to him: “The Mass for the deceased members of our class is a very special event for me. I wish I could be sure of being there every year. When I can’t, I’ll offer Mass here the same day for the same intention.” • Speaking of the class treasury, we have about $8,000 on hand due to the generosity of our dues-paying members. We have used the treasury to subsidize past reunions and worthy things such as the gift for Fr. John’s work and inviting wives of deceased classmates to the memorial Mass. • I end on a sad note: since my last writing to you, we have lost Dick Foohey and Bill Lewis. be counted for the class of nc 1954 Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 During the Christmas holidays, I heard from Maureen Cohalan Curry, Delma Sala Fleming, Helen Ward Sperry Mannix, Lucille Joy Becker, Sr. Mary Magdalen, Dotty Englert Ward, and Evie Higgins Beveridge. • A common thread when communicating with classmates in the East the last few months was snow and cold weather. I talked to Helen Ward Sperry and Lucille Joy Becker, both in Connecticut, during one of the several storms that hit the East Coast. Helen noted that the snowy landscape was beautiful, but it was difficult to get around. Lucille told of four feet of snow lining her driveway, with no place for more snow, but she ended our conversation on a positive note: “Spring will come!” • Mary Evans Bapst e-mailed from Geneva, Switzerland, that unusually early snow and bitter cold caused problems, but later in the season the snow diminished, and the tourist/skiing industry suffered. • Delma Sala Fleming e-mailed that in Puerto Rico “it is spring practically the whole year around.” She hoped the weather would moderate for those of us in the snowbelt. Delma and her family sailed to explore an atoll, near Ponce, that has “grown quite large with lots of coral and teems with life.” • Maureen Cohalan Curry’s spring plans included visits to children and grandchildren. Her 16th grandchild was born in January. Her grandchildren now number eight girls and eight boys. • Enjoy spring, and please take a few minutes to send some news to share with everyone. be counted for the class of 1955 participation goal: 200 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1955 Correspondent: Marie Kelleher firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 Congratulations to Jim Grady, JD’59. Gov. Deval Patrick has reappointed him to a second five-year term as a trustee of Bristol Community College; he is currently chairman of the board of trustees. Jim also serves as chairman of the Affordable Housing Trust for the town of Marion. • Marguerite Blais Dannemiller’s prayers have been answered: her grandson Chris has safely returned from his deployment to Iraq. His return added a special meaning to the family Christmas celebration at Marguerite’s. Once again, all of her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren (totaling 29) joined her for the annual family gathering, which spans the week from Christmas to New Year’s Day. • Sean Callahan, son of Joan Sexton Callahan and her late husband, Bill, was quoted in a Boston Globe article about the needs of the people of Haiti. Sean has traveled frequently www.bc.edu/alumni to Haiti in his position as EVP for overseas operations at Catholic Relief Services, so he has personal knowledge of the situation there. • I recently learned some wonderful news about Vin Matteucci’s daughter-in-law Ann-Marie. A PhD candidate at Brandeis, Ann-Marie received word that she will be assisted in her research on alcohol abuse through a fellowship from the NIAAA. AnnMarie is the wife of Vin’s son Kenneth ’90 and is on the faculty at UNH. In the past, she ran Wellness Programming at Holy Cross. • Barbara Wincklhofer Wright has completed her stint as interim CEO for the New Jersey State Nurses Association. She is continuing to consult with the AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America, a state initiative to promote nurse-leaders in the boardroom. • Two of our classmates, Tom Izbicki and William Matthews, will be rejoicing with the risen Christ this Easter. Tom died in Naples, FL, on November 14, 2010, and William entered eternal life on January 27, 2011, in Bronxville, NY. May their families be comforted in their loneliness and grief by the love and prayers of classmates and friends. • As I close, I would like to ask you to say a prayer of special intention for our classmates and/or members of their families who are bearing the burden of serious illness or problems within their families. Thanks. be counted for the class of nc 1955 Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone email@example.com 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 I wrote to Francie Johns Diebboll after I read about her son’s death last November, and I thought it would be appropriate to pass along her brave response: “John was an incredible son and an amazing person, but brain cancer won! I am a very sad mom, but my faith will get me through.” It was good to receive such a strong confirmation of her faith. • I was in touch with Pat Donovan McNamara, who told me that her oldest son, David, died on January 6, 2007, also of brain cancer, at the age of 43. David was a radio personality at Sirius Satellite Radio and a musician. Pat’s second son, Duncan, is married and lives in California. Her other son, Malcolm, is single and lives in Florida. My children remember Pat, Leon, and their three boys visiting us in Manhasset one snowy day in the 1970s and also visiting the McNamaras at their apartment in New York in 1979. We have not seen them since then. Pat reports that she continues to work full-time at the Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut in the Department of Internal Medicine administration. Good for you, Pat! • Nadia Wolanyk Deychakiwsky in Cleveland reports that her oldest son, Orest, is a senior consultant at the US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission) and lives in Washington DC. Her second son, Yuri, is a cardiologist, and son Nicholas lives near Ann Arbor, MI, and works for the C.S. Mott Foundation. Nadia has seven grandchildren. Her mother was approaching the age of 103 when she died last summer and her father, who is past 103, lives near Nadia and class notes her sister, who take care of him. Such remarkable longevity! • I have a good photo of the 11 classmates who attended our 2005 reunion. If anyone would like a copy, let me know and I will e-mail it to you. be counted for the class of 1956 participation goal: 272 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1956 Correspondent: Steve Barry firstname.lastname@example.org 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 We have 49 classmates and friends signed up for our 55th anniversary Bermuda cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines. As mentioned earlier, we leave Boston on Friday, May 27, and return on Friday, June 3, in plenty of time for those who plan to stay at BC Friday night for our weekend reunion. On Saturday afternoon, there will be round-trip bus service from campus to the Connors Family Retreat and Convention Center in Dover for our Mass and dinner. Our Mass will be at 4 p.m., followed by a social hour at 6 p.m. and the dinner at 7 p.m. • About 46 classmates and friends attended our December Mass, brunch, and BC chorale Christmas concert. Fr. Ray Helmick, brother of my wife, Marie, MS’55, celebrated the Mass, and Joe DiSalvo and Jack Leonard were lectors. Connie and Al Kvicala decorated the chapel before Mass. We sat with Ernestine Bolduc, Betty Casey, Marge Callahan, and their friends for the brunch. • Marie and I met Dave Horrigan in the supermarket on December 31. He had come up from Texas to be with his sister in Peabody for the holidays. As you can readily imagine, we didn’t have time to talk in the crowded supermarket at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. • Fr. Tom Naughton will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination in May at his home parish, St. Mary of the Hills in Milton. • Leo ’58 and Claire Hoban McCormack celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. Claire was Mrs. Santa Claus at the Winter Wonderland event at Alumni House in December. • We are hoping for good representation at the April 3 Laetare Sunday Mass and Communion breakfast. • Sadly, we have several deaths to report. In an e-mail, Fr. Dave Gill, MA’60, reports that his brother Henry ’60 died in November, and Jack Leonard’s brother Frank died in December. In 2010 we also lost Frederick J. Kessler in January; Robert J. Donovan in April; Thomas E. Hegarty Jr., MEd’61, in September; and Jeremiah M. Splaine, MA’65, in December. Also, Joseph F. Long and Paul Leary passed away in January 2011. Please remember them, their families, and any classmates who are ill in your prayers. • Thanks to all who sent news. A reminder: you can log on to the alumni online community to read and post news of accomplishments, travel, etc. be counted for the class of nc 1956 reunion year Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling email@example.com 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163 Our 55th reunion is just around the corner— the weekend of June 3–5. Arrangements have been made for us to meet at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Saturday, June 4, for a tour of the new American wing. It is really breathtaking! The Art of the Americas (South, Central, and North America) is now all in one building. We will have a guide (or two if the number warrants it) who will lead us through the wing, and then we’ll have lunch and catch up. • Shirley Spencer Duggan is back living in Texas after several years in England. • If you have not sent in your contribution to the class gift, please do so soon! For our 50th, 48 percent of our small class made gifts. Let us top that! Your gift of any amount is important, so please participate! • I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on June 4. be counted for the class of 1957 participation goal: 201 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1957 Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 The Class of 1957 event planned for February 12 at Mahoney’s Rocky Ledge in Winchester unfortunately was canceled due to a marginal sign-up by classmates. No doubt the ravaging New England winter played a major role in their decision. • Peg Kenney, MA’59, visited with Jim and Betty (Scanlon) Turley in early January and was quite encouraged by what she saw and heard. Peg said she thought they had prepared her well on what to expect, and she saw many positives, particularly the support bar Jim had installed in his bedroom, allowing him to stand. The equipment that moves Jim from place to place is clever and does not seem to strain Betty. Jim talked about all sorts of things present and past with lucidity and clarity of speech. At present he is receiving therapy in Braintree, where they have all the necessary equipment to help strengthen his arm and leg. He is also receiving Botox shots to ease the pain in his shoulder. Peg thinks progress is happening even if it’s at a slow pace. Please continue to keep Jim and Betty in your prayers. • In his Christmas letter, Fr. Tom Ahearn indicated that the past year was rewarding for him, working with the senior Maryknoll missioner, and serving the Hispanic men who come to the Catholic chapel at SingSing prison, which continues to be a wonderful experience. Despite living in a very difficult and hostile environment, these men gather Monday evenings for two hours of Bible reflection, deepening their faith as a result. Many say that these hours are the most peaceful time each week. God loves these men very much and continues to call them, and each one of us, to be more human. As Fr. Tom mentioned, St. Irenaeus expressed this succinctly: “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” • The class extends its sincere sympathy to the families of the following departed classmates: Marian O’Leary Atkinson, who died on January 7, 2011, and Arthur L. Sullivan, who died on December 23, 2010. • The annual class golf event will take place on May 24 at Sandy Burr in Wayland. • Class dues in the amount of $25 should be submitted to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746. 7 class notes be counted for the class of nc 1957 Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre email@example.com Correspondent: Connie Hanley Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Even after I lost all my class e-mail addresses, several loyal classmates came through with news above and beyond the severe weather, which we all seem to have survived. • Ellie Pope Clem was expecting son Joe—who is a Navy psychiatrist—home from Kuwait in March, his latest of many tours of duty. Ellie and Dave visit their grandkids in Newport News as often as possible. Ellie and Liz Doyle Eckl meet to celebrate each other’s birthdays—a nice tradition and they feel fortunate to be close by. • Bill, MS’59, and Kate McCann Benson have had their share of surgeries—a double knee replacement for Kate and cardiac repairs for Bill—and are now on the mend. Somehow they seem to be taking care of each other with lots of shifts from their four children. They hoped to make it to Florida by early spring. • Mary Winslow Poole keeps up her academics at the Lifelong Learning Institute at American University teaching literature, shades of a true Newton English major. Mere Maguire would be proud. Mary and husband John are going to England for a reunion of Washington Historicals, a group of history lovers who have been together for over 30 years. Original history papers are based on various areas where they meet in Britain and the United States. • Nancy Harvey Hunt reports on a tough year for husband Don, who underwent two cancer operations and difficult follow-ups. She asks that a few prayers be sent their way as they commute between Cape Cod and Florida for care. • Carol McCurdy Regenauer was off to Florida for two months after subbing as nanny for her grandchildren in Wayland—from their new location on the Cape. • Carol Ann Burke Ryan joined Nancy Bowdring and Lucille Saccone Giovino at a memorial Mass for Mother Husson, MA’51, a lovely tribute to a magnificent woman who affected us all in some way. Meanwhile, Carol Ann is to have hip surgery, a follow-up to one hip surgery done successfully 12 years ago. Thanks to you three for representing Newton ’57. • Your correspondent Connie W. married off a son in New Orleans last fall, acquiring a lovely daughter-in law, who is a psychiatric social worker (oh dear, will she blame everything on his mother?). He’s on the creative end of advertising in New York. • Apologies to those of you without e-mail who don’t see our periodic call for news. Send us (either of the two Connies) your news in any format. We love to hear from you! be counted for the class of 1958 participation goal: 280 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1958 Correspondent: David Rafferty email@example.com 2296 Ashton Oakes Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 I sadly report the deaths of the following classmates. Ed Gilmore of Canton passed away on December 4, 2010. He leaves his wife, Elaine; three children; and six grandchildren. Ed had been a very active member of our Class Committee since graduation. He chaired the very successful yearly Cape Cod and Florida luncheons that have been so very well attended by our classmates, and he also helped Sheldon Daly host the pre-football game receptions at the Hall of Fame Club at Alumni Stadium. • Judy Rizzo wrote to inform the class of the death of her husband, Louis Rizzo, in November. Lou retired from the Middleborough Public Schools as an elementary school principal. In addition to Judy, to whom he was married for 41 years, he leaves two daughters, Christina Adams and Robin Stewart. • Paul Grip, my former neighbor at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, passed away this past January in Shrewsbury. Paul leaves his wife of 51 years, Pat (Welsh) NC’59; six children; and nine grandchildren. Paul was a successful corporate executive and entrepreneur. • On a brighter note, Bob Pickette had his first hole-in-one at his home course, Forest Glen, in Naples! Bob and wife Dorothy have 8 children and 19 grandchildren. Bob was the former president of the Corcoran Management Company in Braintree. • Bob Roselli is enjoying his retirement, spending winters in Florida and summers in Woburn. Bob is a Double Eagle—having also attended BC High—and two of his three children followed in his footsteps and attended Boston College. • Bernard Mahoney, MS’60, retired in 2002 as the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. He and his wife, Kathy, enjoy volunteer work, travel, and their beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. • Carol Brady Vigliano, living in East Sandwich on the Cape, continues to keep busy in her nursing profession as a consultant in sales and marketing for home care agencies. Carol has 3 children and 10 grandchildren. • Ed Kondi is living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, after a career as a professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. • Please let me hear from you. I desperately need news from our classmates. • Don’t forget your class dues. Please send $25 to our treasurer Jack “Mucca” McDevitt, 28 Cedar Rd., Medford, MA 02155. be counted for the class of nc 1958 Correspondent: Jo Cleary firstname.lastname@example.org 27 Kingswood Road Auburndale, MA 02466; 617-332-6798 As I write, we’re in the throes of winter in the Northeast, but I’ll start with a tale called “All’s Well That Ends Well” from the land of the Bard, where Dottie Roche Richardson and her family live. In September, Dottie was hospitalized for what was thought to be a heart attack. While visiting, her husband, Derek, collapsed at her bedside. They ended up in side-by-side beds. Dottie was ultimately diagnosed with a gall bladder problem and Derek with a chest infection due to heat and stress. Dottie said, “You’ve got to laugh, but all is well with us now, and we’re very proud because between us we’ve lost 5 1/2 stone in weight.” They were hoping that the royal wedding wouldn’t take place while they were traveling in Italy. • Sue Fay Ryan retired last June after 36 years’ teaching in the Palm Beach County, FL, school system. In February, she traveled to Guatemala for six weeks to hone her Spanish-speaking skills. Sue, widow of Joe Ryan, mother of five, and grandmother of seven, lives in North Palm Beach and would love to hear from former classmates. Her e-mail address is email@example.com. • Dave and Patty Peck Schorr traveled to Portugal recently, and one of their stops was Fátima. They’re still involved in education. Patty is on the boards of two schools: Princeton Academy and the Village Charter School in Trenton, NJ. Dave spends time with inner-city students in Trenton, working to raise their SAT scores. Two grandchildren are in college, and several are involved in Burlington youth hockey. Patty and Dave were in Boston when grandson Nathan played between periods of a Bruins game. • Ann Figge Brawley is now living in Colorado Springs near her daughter Betsy. Although her husband died 20 years ago, until a few years ago she remained in Florida, where she took up painting. Her fellow artists spoke English and Spanish, and she had “quite a time” with all of them. Two of her sons are still living in New England, and one is in Minneapolis. She has six grandchildren, whom she loves dearly. Ann is still dedicated to the Catholic Church and grateful to channel EWTN. She sends love to all her classmates. • To all classmates of Newton College 1958: our 55th reunion is in 2013. Start thinking about it now so we can have a big celebration! be counted for the class of 1959 participation goal: 275 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1959 Correspondent: George Holland firstname.lastname@example.org 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 We are saddened to report the death of Bob Berra, who passed away on January 9 of this year. Condolences go to his wife, Anne DeFazio Berra NC’58. • We also note the passing of nursing school graduate Mary Ann (Lynd) Schrobsdorff on December 28. We extend our sympathies to her husband, Joe, and her children. be counted for the class of nc 1959 Correspondent: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey email@example.com 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405 As we move through our early 70s, three themes seem to dominate in the news from classmates: 50th wedding anniversaries, travel, and, sadly, the loss of loved ones. • Celebrating 50th wedding anniversaries recently were Bob and Mary Kelley McNamara and Lin and Mary Ellin Burns Stiles. Mary and Bob were married 50 years on October 15, 2010. They are both well. Bob is still working and loves what he does. They have five sons and a daughwww.bc.edu/alumni ter. Four are married and have given them 13 grandchildren; their second granddaughter is a sophomore at BC—her mother is Class of ’84. At Christmas, Mary hears from Susie McAuley Rodgers, Jeanne Schaeffner Deevy—still on Long Island—and Katie Buehler Anderson, who is in Scottsdale, AZ. Mary Ellin and Lin celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 7. Their kids gave them a wonderful anniversary party in June before their oldest son and his family moved to Florida from New Hampshire. Nancy Maslin Burkholder was with them for that—a big surprise. In October, Lin and Mary Ellin did a crossing on the Queen Mary 2, which Mary Ellin described as “fabulous.” Like many of us, despite some insidious signs of aging, she says she feels like she is still 25. It might be her seven grandchildren who keep her young! • Nancy Maslin has been bitten by the travel bug. In October 2010, she went on a hiking trip to Turkey that included visits to the sandstones caves in Cappadocia—where the Christians left wonderful paintings on the walls—and to Ephesus. This past March, she went on a mission, sponsored by her parish in Westport, to Honduras, where the participants brought medical care and supplies to people in remote mountain areas, helped build schools, and provided other needed services. • Patty O’Neill’s travels in the past year have taken her on a watercolor and cooking trip to Tuscany with her sister Nancy NC’61, MA’67, and on bird-watching trips to the Dominican Republic, Peru, Madagascar, and western Mexico. • Margit Serenyi was off to Germany last summer for a wedding and to visit family and friends. • More locally, Marie Doelger O’Brien and Joan Coniglio O’Donnell visited with Helen Craig Lynch in Alexandria, VA, in September. While Joan and Larry were vacationing in Wellfleet on Cape Cod in August, they got together with Bob and Pat Sweeney Sheehy, who relocated to Yarmouth before leaving for their winter home in Florida. • For those wanting to travel with a purpose, but not too far, Sue Macksoud Wooten continues to offer three-day plein air painting workshops at her home in Woodstock, VT, in June and in September. Sue promises great accommodations, food, and company. She reports that last year’s workshops were a great success. • And there is sad news. Pat Welsh Grip’s husband, Paul ’58, died on January 3 at their home in Shrewsbury. Pat and Paul met at our first mixer freshman year. Helen Lynch remembers Pat killing time in Mother Santon’s Old Testament class by writing her name as she hoped it would be later—Pat Grip, Pat Welsh Grip, etc. Theirs was quite a love story; they had been married 51 years. We learned from the Boston College alumni office that classmate Sandra Uncles Yamachika died in Wisconsin in March 2009. Marie Doelger O’Brien’s son Brendan (43) died in December and is survived by his parents, his wife, three children, and a grandchild. be counted for the class of 1960 participation goal: 416 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1960 Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty firstname.lastname@example.org 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 class notes After having snow we have not seen since and Craig missed the 50th Newton reunion we were kids, we welcome spring! However, because their family was gathering on Cape we were up for it this year. • Four of our Cod for a memorial service for their son classmates have passed away: John Lynch of Charles. Kate’s daughter Sarah put together a Littleton died on November 1, leaving his wife, wonderful CD with pictures of Charles’s life Mary; three children; and siblings Tom Lynch from babyhood to fatherhood. Kate and Craig ’63 and Margaret Lemieux ’58. Jim O’Keefe visit their Cape Cod home in the spring and of Charlestown died on November 29, leav- fall. • Mary Carnes McIsaac, MEd’78, contining his wife, Ellen, and two children. John ues to work at the Center for Life and Work O’Rourke of Port Charlotte, FL, and Wells, Planning in Encinitas, CA. Mary also takes ME, formerly of Clinton, died on October courses in writing prose and poetry. She and 12. John, who was an Air Force veteran her husband, both enthusiastic bird-watchers, and a teacher and guidance counselor, retired visit Hawaii each December and regularly go in 1995 from Wachusett Regional High to Vermont to see their daughter and only School after 25 years. Also, I recently received granddaughter, 12-year-old Jordan Cannon. information from Jack McNealy relating to Mary is very excited about Jordan’s school, the death of Phil Sullivan on December 1. Vermont Commons. She sends regards to her Phil, a highly decorated retired colonel, will be classmates and would love to see some of you buried with full military honors at Arlington when she is back in June for her 55th Boston National Cemetery on March 14. Jack will be Latin School reunion. • Ann Blunt Condon, there to represent the Class of 1960. • Please another philosophy major at Newton, went on don’t forget your class dues of $50. Also, news to a career as a psychotherapist. She received is hard to come by—I have not heard from her MSW from Boston University and for 40 you folks. After having to fill the last two col- years has had her own business, The Joy of umns with prayers, I hope make you willyour send megift Success. Ann today atlives and works on Cape Cod, an e-mail so we can have more informational where she is also politically active. She is listed columns in the future! www.bc.edu/maroonandgold in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. • Dot Radics McKeon’s be counted for the class of husband Bill is recovering from heart surgery, and she sends thanks for all your prayers. • Berenice Hackett Davis has moved her summer home from Narragansett to Wakefield, RI. • Sheila Marshall Gill sold her condo Correspondent: Sally O’Connell Healy in Burlington, and for now is living with email@example.com her daughter Kathleen Palmer in Woburn. 218 Corey Lane • Berenice, Brenda Koehler Laundry, and I Middletown, RI 02842; 491-862-7338 went to the BC Mass in Naples celebrated by Fr. Leahy. We had dinner with Eleanor Our deepest thanks to Pat McCarthy Dorsey Coppola Brown, who is feeling well; she is for her years and years as class correspondent. back at work in tax season and is going on a She has been instrumental in keeping our cruise with her sister Mary. The Southwest friendships alive. Mary-Anne Hehir Helms, Florida Newton gals are looking forward to of course, was our good correspondent for the the annual visits of our Boston area friends first years out of college. I can do a good job and will host a series of get-togethers. Let us too only if you send news to share with our know if you will be in the area. • Keep in touch! classmates. • Miles and Pat Beattie McDonald toured Europe last November with John and participation goal: be counted for the class of 408 Lennie Coniglio De Csepel, visiting Prague, track your progress: Dresden, and Berlin. Pat and Miles are spendbc.edu/classes/1961 reunion year ing a month in Eleuthera, the Bahamas, where they have been volunteering at a small www.bc.edu/alumni junior high school—three grades and 33 chil- Correspondents: Dave and dren—for the past two years. • Kate Ellis Joan Angino Melville Donovan still works as an architect at her own firstname.lastname@example.org firm in Rochester, NY. She has had thoughts 3 Earl Road of retiring but loves what she’s doing. She Bedford, MA 01730; 781-275-6334 be counted at BC nc 1960 be connected at BC Linking friend to friend to the Heights 1961 BC Alumni Association WILL YOU HELP US WRITE THE NEXT CHAPTER? Make a Legacy Gift to BC. THE SHAW SOCIETY LEGACY GIVING BOSTON COLLEGE learn more at www.bc.edu/legacygiving 9 class notes Classmates, in a few weeks we will be gathering at the Heights to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our graduation. Much preparation has gone into the several events to which we are invited. Many of you will be staying over on campus or in one of the local hotels. Everyone should have the schedule for June 3–5. There are many events planned, with the highlight being the Saturday night dinner dance at McElroy Commons. • Thanks to all the Reunion Committee members for all the time they have put in over the past couple of years: John Ahearn MA’66, Andy Aloisi, Dick Barrett, Paula Fitzgerald Bloomquist, Paul Brennan MBA’66, Chris Canavan, John Carr, Daniel Cohen, Jim Collins, Peg Ryan Collins, Ernie DiMattia, George Downey, Nancy Hebert Drago MBA’72, Kevin Fitzpatrick MBA’64, Dick Glasheen, John Greene, Fred and Sara Welch Haynes, John Hehir, Tom Hynes, Jack Joyce MBA’70, Bob Kenny, Maryann DiMario Landry, Maureen O’Neill Looney, Barbara Power Madden MS’73, Tom Martin, Ann Wasilauskas Mulligan, Sheila Nugent MEd’68, David Oberhauser, Jack and Ginny O’Neil, Al Pellini, George Pope, Tom Robinson, John Rossetti, Martha Rudman NC’61, Jim Russell, Mary Shea, Brigid O’Sullivan Sheehan NC’61, Bob Sullivan, Jack Sutton, and Mary Turbini MEd’68. Apologies if we left anyone out. • I hope to see you at the reunion of the newest Golden Eagles. be counted for the class of nc 1961 reunion year Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman email@example.com 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 I write this in February, and you may not receive it till after our reunion. In the next issue I will write about the reunion—and I would appreciate your help (again) in sharing news of classmates who were there. • Sissy Kane Sullivan wrote, “Nothing new here in the frozen tundra. We are expecting four more inches of snow. The squirrels are busy digging tunnels in the snowbanks … trying to find some of those huge acorns they buried last fall.” • Babs Kager wrote, “I was briefly on the TODAY show to ask a question via webcam about aging. I am retiring April 8 after 10 years working as an economist for the State of Massachusetts, and following that, I am going to Costa Rica for two weeks.” It is so good to receive news from those who either are still in the workplace or are still volunteering their time/talent/treasure to worthwhile organizations. • Rosie Hanley Cloran wrote that she and Bill ’64 were in Florida in December and had lunch with Bill and Carol Gardenier. • Beth Good Wadden and four of her children traveled to Seattle to visit her son and celebrate granddaughter Olympia’s first birthday. • Mary Walsh will be working in constituent services in her congressman’s office. Her advice is to keep involved! • Sr. Judy Vollbrecht writes from Haiti: “The cholera epidemic seems to be slowing; the earthquake victims who have come here are still struggling to keep children in school and to get jobs. We are more concerned about water. We are lucky to have a spigot in our yard that sometimes works. When it does, we fill up all our five- gallon buckets and rush to do our laundry (by hand) before the water goes off again.” Now you can see why the Apron Pocket fund is so important! • Our committee heads, under the able leadership of Brigid O’Sullivan Sheehan, are busy with our reunion activities. Some classmates are unable to attend, but they are anxious to read news of all that is and will be going on. be counted for the class of 1962 participation goal: 250 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1962 Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano firstname.lastname@example.org 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 The annual Christmas class luncheon was hosted by Bob Murray in early December with the following classmates in attendance: Steve Barry; Jim Burke; Bob Capalbo MA’74, PhD’90; Paul Deeley; Paul Devin; Jack Donovan; Frank Faggiano; Lee Heiler; Chris Lee; Charlie McCarthy; Joyce Francis McDevitt; Paul McNamara JD’65; Paul McNealy; Mike Mullowney; Leo Reed; Larry Sanford; and Rosemary (Thomas) ’65 and Jack MacKinnon. Unfortunately, Jack Murray, MBA’70, from Nashua was a last-minute cancellation because he broke his foot just prior to the luncheon. Jack’s e-mail address is email@example.com. John Hackett, Kevin Leary, Bill Lundregan JD’67, and Jim O’Connor also had to cancel at the last minute. • Members of our class also periodically hold luncheons at the BC Club in Boston. Anyone interested in attending can e-mail Bonnie David at firstname.lastname@example.org and have their name added to our e-mail list. The luncheon dates are normally on the first Friday of the month when held. • John Coyle, Jerry Greely, and Bill Novelline were in Fort Myers, FL, to watch the BC baseball team take on the Red Sox in their annual preseason opener. • Barbara and Bill Coleman sent the following note on leaving New York to settle in Bend, OR: “We drove out at the end of December, having sold our house and my architectural photography business back in Yorktown. From all the weather reports in New York, we made a good choice, and at the right time! Our daughter Cait will be following us west, with a job in Denver starting in April. She graduated from the University of Colorado two years ago with a master’s in journalism and worked in West Virginia until earlier this month, doing PR, magazine articles, and grant requests for a government group called the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team. Anyway, we’re loving being here in the high desert of the Cascades and exploring the area. I’m hoping we can get back for next year’s reunion, and we look forward to seeing everyone from BC’62 again.” • Our 50th class reunion is literally right around the corner. Convocation for the incoming freshman class will be held this coming September, and our 50th reunion class is invited to attend. We’ll meet the incoming freshman class, parade around the campus with them, and join them in listening to a guest speaker discuss Boston College today. More information will follow. • In addition, mark your 2012 calendars for our three-day weekend reunion celebration to be held on June 1–3. Again, more details will be forthcoming. • Our sincere condolences to the family of Joan M. Delory of Middleton, MA, who passed away in January of this year. be counted for the class of nc 1962 Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes email@example.com 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043 There have been a few gatherings of classmates over the past few months. The group that goes to Florida every year, and has had minireunions for the last several years, held three events in March on Florida’s west coast. Anne Gallagher Murphy deserves special credit for the great job she does connecting all these people. On one day, there was a harbor tour out of Sarasota; on another, a luncheon in Fort Myers, and once again Ron and Holley Hicok Schroeder hosted a lovely dinner party. Coming to attend from far and wide were Judy Bertsch Ritter, Mary Ann Brennan Keyes, Liz Martin Dougherty, Bonnie Tubridy Blosat, Ellen Markey Thurmond, Mary Jane Moran MacLean, Janet Richmond Latour, Kathy Mahoney Guilmette, Anne Gallagher Murphy, Joanna Bertsch Yaukey, Holley Hicok Schroeder, Pat Beck Klebba, Sheila Leahy Valicenti, Betsey Baldwin Skudder, Donna Coughlin Carroll, Marie Sullivan Gorham, and Pat McArdle Burns Shaw. Other classmates—Penny Whelan Kirk MEd’75, CAES’81; Grace Kane Kelly; VV Martin; Marty Pallotta Llewellyn; and Edwina Lynch McCarthy—decided to have a luncheon in the Boston area when these reunions were going on in Florida. Also that week, several other classmates celebrated Carolyn Dursi’s 70th at a lovely party hosted by her fiancé, Mo Cunniffe. Many of us had gone to high school together as well: Betty Eigo Golden, Judy Bertsch Ritter, Joanna Bertsch Yaukey, Ellen Markey Thurmond, Cathy Power Schibli, Patti Joyce Figge, and I. Several days before that party, Joanna Bertsch Yaukey and I had lunch with John and Beth Graham O’Mara and Carolyn Dursi and Mo Cunniffe. Just a few weeks before, Beth had gone to a lecture given by Peggy Brennan Hassett on her new book, From Fear to Serenity with Anthony de Mello (Paulist Press), which she coauthored with Thomas G. Casey, SJ. Beth very kindly gave us autographed copies, and I am so impressed, as Anthony de Mello is one of my favorites. • Pat McArdle Burns Shaw and her husband, Brian Shaw, live in Cape Neddick, ME. For the past nine years, she has been a trustee for the Old York Society, now called the Museum of Old York. Her favorite hobbies are painting and gardening, and those of us who had a minireunion at her home in August can attest to her incredible talent. Pat has four children and three grandchildren and spends several weeks in Sarasota each winter. • On a sad note, Anne Gallagher Murphy wrote in January that “Al and Francine (Calarese) Lucci’s son David, who was 42, died suddenly last week. I attended the very beautiful Mass for him today. Our hearts and prayers, I know, are with www.bc.edu/alumni Francine and Al and his sister and brothers.” • It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of Margaret Earls Franks’s death on March 15 after a brief illness, surrounded by all her family. Our prayers go out to her husband, Jack, and her children. • Please keep the news coming, and remember we’re only a year away from our 50th! be counted for the class of 1963 participation goal: 320 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1963 Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell firstname.lastname@example.org 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 Our 50th Reunion Planning Committee met in January under the chair of our class president, Tom McCabe. We combined our business meeting with attending the BC–Providence hockey game in a box at Conte Forum. In attendance were Tom and wife Marge, Marilyn and Paul Hardiman, Barbara and Paul Daley, John Golden, and Dianne Duffin, as well as my wife, Eileen, and I. It was a great meeting, with good plans and direction set out. More classmates are always welcome to join the committee. Please contact any one of us if you’re interested. • More on the attendees at Bobbi Keane’s luncheon reunion last August: Michele Lally Champagne is married with two children and a grandson. She worked her entire career in the Boston area as a clinical instructor of nursing, retiring from Lawrence Memorial Hospital last year. Alberta Maiorano Vasilake has happily retired as an elementary school teacher and now spends six months in Deerfield Beach, FL, and six months in Watertown, CT. Mike ’62 and Jane Mannix Mullowney have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Jane continues to work in real estate sales. Leo and Joan McCabe Dunphy have seven children and seven grandchildren. Except for taking 11 years off to raise her children, Joan spent her career in nursing, finishing up as the director of nursing services in a small skilled facility. She has now retired to West Harwich on the Cape and is active as a volunteer in her parish as well as with nursing home care. John and Judy McLaughlin Kelly have been married for 47 years, living in Dennis Port throughout. They raised three children and have four grandchildren. Judy worked for 32 years as a school nurse in the Dennis-Yarmouth school system, retiring in 2008. Kathy McAloon Hallee, MA’06, after a varied nursing career, including director of the Walpole VNA, returned to BC for a master’s in pastoral care and has worked for the last eight years as a chaplain at Quincy Medical Center. She and husband Joe have three children. Marieann Plante Blake has worked for over 25 years as a school nurse. She and husband John have five children and seven grandchildren. Sheila Smith has one daughter. She was an editor of the Journal of Nursing Administration but switched careers in 1987 to financial services. She founded Sage Financial in 2001, working as an investment advisor and a certified financial planner. • Kay Williams Robbins retired three years ago after a 25-year career at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in many nursing and managing capacities. She has two daughters and two class notes granddaughters, both adopted from China, who bring her and her husband, Ken, much joy. She and Ken have now retired to Hancock, NH. • Retired USMC Lt. Col. Phil Murphy, who lost his wife, Maureen, last September, joined Mindy and Bill Fitzpatrick for a weekend at the home of Barbara and Bob Donohoe outside Winston-Salem, NC, for the BC–Wake Forest football game. They were joined by a good-size group of BC alumni at their tailgate site. • Sad also to hear of the January death of Ginny Sullivan, wife of Brian F. Sullivan, MA’65, of Canton and mother of their four children, after a long illness. Brian returned to BC as a research scientist/professor and now does consulting work in scientific research. • Class condolences also to the family of Paul Galligan, who passed away on January 25, 2011. Paul was a longtime resident of Framingham and had retired in 2002 after 30-plus years as assistant chief probation officer at the Framingham District Court. • Keep those cards, letters, and e-mails coming. be counted for the class of nc 1963 Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty email@example.com 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 I’ve not gotten much news from you, classmates. Is it the snow? Were you busy shoveling? Decamped for the sunny south? • I did hear from Connie Schepp Cahill and am very happy to report that she is moving to North Carolina—to Chapel Hill, about 18 miles northwest of Cary. Her son lives there, and she’ll be moving in late summer. I think this will bring our representation in North Carolina to six: Connie, Kate Nugent West in Wilmington, Ann McCabe Rives in Lexington, Alma Fortin Wong in Asheville, along with Nancy Waeber Gleiman, MEd’79, and me in Cary. They don’t call this the southern part of heaven for nothing. • No further news on the next get-together. I’ll keep you posted as I find out more. be counted for the class of 1964 participation goal: 360 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1964 Correspondent: John Moynihan firstname.lastname@example.org 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDiv’76, has recently been appointed dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Jesuit university on the shores of Lake Victoria in Mwanza, Tanzania. He also is developing and teaching a course on Tanzanian tourism management. Busy guy! He finally got some rest by spending Christmas alone in a silent retreat, which he wrote about in a recent missive: “I was consoled by the memories of past Christmases and having been blessed with a wonderful extended family and many friends throughout the world.” Although his new city is a bit off the beaten path for most of us, he did report spotting a “fellow with a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, so Red Sox Nation is alive and well in Mwanza.” • Bob Bent’s daughter Eliza ’04 was recently featured in a commercial for the Wall Street Journal’s résumé site involving job interview tips. You can view it at www.fins.com/Job-InterviewTips. I guarantee you will chuckle. • Steve Duffy was at the BC Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game in San Francisco last January. He attended with his two daughters, one of whom is a student at the University of Nevada. • There are some changes in my life: I have a new job and two new grandchildren. I am now serving as the US administrator for Only A Child, an NGO that runs a shelter and workshop for homeless youth in Guatemala (www.onlyachild.org). More importantly, daughter Lauren gave birth to Sean Michael Skerrett in November, and daughter Tara presented Judy and me with our first granddaughter, Ayla Elizabeth Montanez, in February. All are thriving. • I serve on the BC Alumni Association’s Spiritual Life Committee, and I am encouraged by the number and quality of programs that the University is now offering to its alumni and friends. I strongly urge you to check out the “Spirituality and Service” page on the Alumni Association website. I think you will be impressed and hopefully find a program that interests you. Many of the programs are offered online. • I am sorry to report the death of Paul Farry of Cotuit, who died last fall of liver cancer. For most of his career he was a teacher at Marlborough (MA) High, retiring in 2001. • As I write this, I have just returned from a hockey game, which I attended with Bill Maffie, Art Doyle MAT’66, and Bob Bent. All seem healthy, happy, and prosperous. be counted for the class of nc 1964 Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb email@example.com 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 Jill Schoemer Hunter checked in again after attending her 50th high school reunion from Marymount Secondary School in New York last spring. Celebrating with her were Didi Desmoni Leifer, Sheila Lynch Thompson Flores, and Judy Parker Meyer. Having gone to school with Sheila from fourth grade through college, Jill said that “it was quite a reunion!” Sheila lives in Brazil, so that was quite a trip too. Didi worked in retailing in New York City for years. She’s married to Stan Leifer, has one stepchild, and lives in Sag Harbor, NY, where she currently works at Chico’s. Judy, who helped organize the reunion, still lives in Greenwich, CT, with her children and grandchildren nearby. The weekend included reconnecting with some of the nuns who had taught them; a tour of their historic building in Tarrytown; and singing the school song from the altar in their chapel. • Speaking of reunions, I thought you’d be interested to know that the Golden Eagles 50th reunion yearbook (which included both the BC and the Newton College Classes of 1960) was dedicated to four pioneering women from the BC community, including Sr. Gabrielle Husson, MA’51. There was a section on the history of Newton College, and our college 11 class notes seal appeared in the yearbook for the first time. It’s not too early to start thinking about our 50th. And given the bleak attendance at the 45th, your mere appearance would be considered a gift. The 50th is the last reunion that BC sponsors. Please plan on coming—it won’t be any fun without you. • My last word (I always like to have the last word): I’ve been having so much work done on my house of late—owing to things breaking down, wearing out, needing to be replaced—that soon I’ll be the only thing there that isn’t new. be counted for the class of 1965 participation goal: 398 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1965 Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Everett Avenue Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Diane and Tom Whelan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kimberly, MEd’08, to Patrick Kelley on October 9 in Wells, ME. A reception followed at the Red Barn in South Berwick. Son Tommy, a senior at Bentley University, served as an usher. Kim continues to teach first grade in Wilmington, and Patrick teaches history at Sharon High School. Tom writes that he and Diane are still enjoying BC football and hockey games at the Heights. • Rosemary Thomas MacKinnon has urged our nursing school grads to forward news to me. Rosemary continues to work as a school nurse at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. She and Jack ’62 spend summers on the Cape in Osterville, travel as much as possible, and try to keep up with their 18 grandchildren. They remain a BC family, as four of their children are Eagles. The other two graduated from the University of Notre Dame, which Rosemary says makes for an interesting football season. Janet Hunt Mudarri retired from the Boston VA after working many years as a clinical nurse specialist in neurology. She and Shelby have been spending winters in Fort Lauderdale, enjoying the great weather and unlimited activities. They enjoy flying back to Boston to ski and visit family. Son Chris received his MBA from Bentley and is working for State Street Bank. Daughter Shelley is working at Children’s Hospital and is a student at BC in the Pediatric Health Nursing Program. Donna Doyle Sutton spends most of the year in Virginia but enjoys summers on Cape Cod. She and her husband have four grandchildren in Virginia and two more in Charleston. Donna is on the board of an institution in DC that provides mental health services to more than 1,600 people—so she feels she has come full circle from her first job after BC, which was at Mass. Mental Health Center. Their son is an Eagle. Marie (Formicelli) McCarthy is VP for education in the Lawrence Memorial/ Regis College Nursing Program. Their program was selected from hundreds of nursing programs across the country as a model for a new nursing program in Egypt by the Sawaris Foundation for Social Development. The two organizations partnered to establish the Gouna Technical Nursing Institute, a two-year nursing program in Gouna. As part of the Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions, the program was recog- nized in 2008 as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. It is the first NLN Center of Excellence designation in New England and one of only 16 in the country. Doug LaBrecque wrote at Christmas that they have a new grandson: Jackson Joseph LaBrecque, born in April 2010. All is well with Doug, Judy, and their children; Doug started his phased retirement in September. Neal and I saw Doug and Judy last winter in Naples. Sarah Ann and Jim Mahoney, Ellen and Jack Cotter, Mary and Jeff Somers, and Ginny and Len Frisoli have all enjoyed at least part of the winter in Naples. • It was with great sadness that Irv Goss wrote to me about our classmate Rich Kosiorek, who passed away on Christmas Day. We extend our prayers to his wife, Marcie, and their children and grandchildren. Rich struggled for 12 years against a neurological disease, and his last wish was to donate his brain to the University of Pennsylvania for research, which they successfully accomplished. • Again, my thanks to Rosemary MacKinnon for asking the nurses to write. Please continue sending in news and perhaps the other three schools will follow. be counted for the class of nc 1965 Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins email@example.com 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Winter weather—and the escape from it— supplied the theme for many of the notes received recently. • Kelley Burg lives yearround in beautiful, sunny Hawaii. While she and husband Eric endured some winter illnesses—Eric spent a week in the hospital with COPD—they still managed to entertain at Christmas and on Kelley’s birthday in what sounds like the perfect party house. Kelley and Helen O’Brien Maher have been corresponding since reuniting via this column. Incidentally, Kelley’s mother recently turned 100, and Nancy Philpott Cook’s mother turned 97. • Sally Rosenthal Smith enjoys the warm weather of Savannah year-round and would love to be a tour guide for visiting classmates. • Jeff and Tink O’Connor Neubert escaped to Jupiter, FL, for the winter. The Neuberts downsized and moved into their renovated condo in Darien, CT, last fall. On August 27, 2010, they welcomed Finnegan O’Connor Berger, the first child of their younger daughter, Page, and her husband, Stephen. • Andy and Marylou Comerford Murphy weathered a cold, raw winter in Seattle—until January 19, when they arrived at their condo in Kauai! By the time they return to Seattle in mid-April, it should be spring! Marylou retired two years ago, and she and Andy are both enjoying giving back to the community. They spend lots of their free time traveling, sailing, and playing golf and bridge. • Congratulations to Barbara Lorch Gettelman, whose daughter Elizabeth gave birth to twins, Teo Omar Eugene Galicia and Alma Isabel Galicia, on January 9. • Paul and Libby Miller Fitzgerald spent a week in Roatán, where Paul worked in a very poor medical clinic seeing orthopedic patients. • Joan Wienk Gallagher is “Super Grandmother”—she went skiing in Vail with nine of her grandchildren over the holidays! • Barbara Sweeney Kenny, Donna Cianelli, and Nancy McNiff O’Brien attended the Priscilla Durkin Memorial Lecture, “Palazzo Colonna: The Construction of a Family through the Building of Its Residence,” at BC in fall 2010. Priscilla had spoken with Nancy Netzer, the director of the McMullen Museum, about sponsoring a lecture in memory of her sister, Nancy Durkin Orazem NC’70. Nancy selected this particular topic because she thought it was very reminiscent of our study of western civilization courses at Newton. • Thanks to all who sent news! Enjoy every day! be counted for the class of 1966 participation goal: 420 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1966 Correspondent: Dane Baird firstname.lastname@example.org 104 Seven Iron Court Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082; 904-373-0982 Mary Halligan Shann, MEd’68, PhD’69, and husband Gregory Plunkett ’55 are building a retirement home in Hyannis Port. Meanwhile, by her own testimony, our youngest classmate is pursuing her 43rd year as a professor at Boston University’s School of Education. She recently traveled to Uganda and Tanzania to research orphans and vulnerable children. Her older son, Ryan, who attended Georgetown, and his wife, Karla, are parents of Deklan (18 months). They live in San Diego. Son Derek is a plant and soil science major at UMass and is in the turfgrass management and landscaping arena—which should tie in with Mary’s passion for golf. • Last November, Heidi and Michael Hyland enjoyed a visit from their daughter Kristine. Michael writes: “She took the time to spend two weeks with us along with her husband, Oliver, and daughters Olivia and Emma. It is a project, as they live in Bad Honnef, a picturesque village outside Cologne, Germany. They both work for the German phone company. Heidi continues working as a real estate broker and manager for Prudential Highlands Real Estate in Branchville, NJ. Although we are just 60 miles west of New York City, it reminds me of Mayberry, a quaint and charming town where the local retail stores still have wooden floors, and the merchants know your name. It is located on a great trout stream and next to High Point State Park, an extensive wooded preserve. I recently joined up with classmate Mike Quirke, president of Houston Software, a provider of corporate planning software ERP and CRM, a logical extension of our start in the business school. Mike is a CPA and has been active in computerized accounting software for almost 30 years. I obtained my MBA from NYU back in the 1970s and majored in accounting. We are engaged in New England through our Merrimack Software operations. Best regards to all our fellow classmates, alumni, and professors.” • Greenleaf Hall, the erstwhile dorm off Cleveland Circle, lost another former denizen when Harry Lyons died this past year. Harry lived on the fifth floor of the ramshackle freshman dorm nestled unfairly in a residential neighborhood. Every hitchhiking citizen remembers Roy Lucier, our colorful www.bc.edu/alumni prefect. Many, however, will forget a sultry night of culpable noise, heat, and exams that resulted in a hilarious confrontation of offending 18-year-olds, Harry in their midst, by the local constabulary. More later on Harry and other Orkney Roaders from Bill Hurley’s comprehensive Greenleaf research and reporting from others. • Tom Bennett, JD’69, was generous to forward a flyer about the novel The Day Job (Troy Book Makers) by Tim O’Leary, JD’69. Many will recall that Tim took a “less traveled road” than many, the events of which play significantly in his first novel. Tom asserts that The Day Job is a fun read and exceeds high literary hurdles. Pick up a copy and report. • Reported earlier was Chris Eidt’s creation of the Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund (www.Kevinsfund.org), an independent charitable organization honoring Kevin ’00, the outstanding BC freshman who collapsed and died during an intramural basketball game. The fund recognizes outstanding achievements in academics, arts, community, and athletics. Since its inception, the fund has paid out $1,140,000 to 82 deserving candidates. • Bob LeLieuvre died in Roswell, NM. Bob, a native of Waltham, received his MA and PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Teaching variously at Bradley and Purdue, among other schools, Bob distinguished himself nationally through his research on the psychology of those reporting experiences with UFOs and aliens (really). Bob was a distinguished faculty member at the University of Great Falls from 1995 to 2007 and enjoyed a lifetime companionship of numerous dogs, cats, bicyclers, and openwheel racers; he loved life, wine, and teaching. May the Force be with you, Bob! • Your class correspondent, with recent arrivals, is now in possession of four granddaughters. They are 5, 3, 3, and 6 months. Needed are four matching boys of sound mind and body. • Report in, classmates, as this is your anniversary year! be counted for the class of nc 1966 reunion year Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst email@example.com 4204 Silent Wing Santa Fe, NM 87507; 505-474-3162 I’m sorry to report the recent deaths of two classmates. In December, Midge Kramer Wilker succumbed to the colon cancer first diagnosed in 2008. Midge had spent a big part of her professional career at IBM, retiring as a senior manager in 1992. She then joined the Quantum Consulting Group, managing numerous consulting engagements around the world. Midge was the subject of a profile in the Wall Street Journal in July 2009, describing her participation in a Memorial Sloan-Kettering study comparing different forms of group therapy. The program she was in was based in part on the writings of Viktor Frankl and helped patients with Stage 3 or 4 cancer reconnect with sources of meaning in life. In the article, Midge is quoted about her reaction to her diagnosis: “Everybody said how important it is to have a positive attitude, but I’m not Lance Armstrong. I wanted to jump in the grave.” But in the final session of group therapy, each member had to present a class notes “legacy project,” and Midge decided that her project would be “to be the courageous person my family and friends think I am.” WSJ writer Melinda Beck describes Midge’s arrival at the session, “dressed up and carrying a replica of the Winged Victory that sits in her living room and a photo from her 50th grade-school reunion that she had found the courage to attend.” On the occasion of her death, friends and colleagues talked about their respect for Midge, about how she was caring and tough, demanding in a good way, an inspired teacher and coach, and a wonderful friend. They praised her spirit, intellect, and wit; her sense of humor; and her drive for excellence. Midge is survived by her husband, Jay, and a huge family, including 66 grandnieces and grandnephews. In February, Doris Heller Wise lost her battle with lung cancer. Doris had been a longtime member of the Sweet Adelines and the Holy Family Catholic Church choir in Brentwood, TN. She was a fan of traveling, going to the theater, playing cards with friends, and spending time on the beach in Florida. She had hoped to attend our 45th reunion. She is survived by her husband, John, and her two sons, John and Chris. • Join our Newton College Class of 1966 Facebook page to see more information and remembrances of Midge and Doris, who will both be missed. be counted for the class of 1967 participation goal: 372 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1967 Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict firstname.lastname@example.org 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 It is with sadness that we note the passing of the following classmates. William John “Jack” Butler III died on November 8, 2010. Jack, a marketing major originally from Port Washington, NY, was semi-retired and living in Austin. Our condolences to his family, friends, and associates. Robert H. Cunningham of Rockland died on December 5, 2010. Originally from Mattapan/Dorchester, Bob was an economics major. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends. (Please do not confuse him with Robert J. Cunningham [CSOM], who passed away a few years ago.) Also deceased is John Journalist, who was a production major. John was originally from Danbury, CT, but was living in Mashpee at the time of his death in January 2011. The class extends its condolences to his family and friends. We also lost John D. Kane of South Weymouth. After serving in the Army in Vietnam, John taught in the Canton school system for 35 years before retiring in 2003. He died on January 31, leaving his wife, Mary, brother Paul ’64, JD’70, and nine grandchildren. Most recently, Kevin Slyne died on February 20 after a long illness. Kevin married Kay Manning, a graduate of the Connell School of Nursing, and they had four children: Moira, Christine, Colleen, and Dennis. Your correspondents attended his wake, where we spoke with Rick Dunn. We also spoke with Kevin’s brother Steve, who used to own Slyne’s Deli in West Roxbury. We offered our condolences on behalf of ourselves and the Class of 1967. Kevin was a Marine who served honorably in Vietnam. • Unfortunately, there is nothing in the mailbag (e-mail or snail mail). We did speak with John Flynn and Tom Marchitelli at a recent hockey game. There were a number of classmates signed up for the BC–UNH hockey game on March 4, which we attend annually as a class. • Many of our classmates are retired, or are about to retire, and are spending some of the winter months in Florida. • Believe it or not, as of June 2011, we, the great Class of 1967, will be starting our 45th class reunion year, which will culminate with Reunion Weekend in June 2012. We will be getting the various reunion committees started soon (just after tax time). If you wish to serve on a committee or be active in another capacity, please call or e-mail us. There is always a need for good people! • Bye for now; write soon! be counted for the class of nc 1967 Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free email@example.com 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 I still have news, while not the most current: This classmate deserves the accolade she received. Maria Vitagliano, who is the director of the School of Design at Mount Ida College, was chosen by a panel of students, faculty, and staff to receive the Ronald L. Lettieri Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. She also addressed the incoming freshmen last fall and planned to make note of “the excellent education I received at Newton College of the Sacred Heart.” Congratulations from us all! • With sadness, I must report that we lost another classmate. Kathleen Louise Gelinas Polk passed away in her sleep in mid-December 2010. Well-respected in her Baltimore community, she’s still remembered today as a lovely woman with a warm laugh and a positive, fun-loving attitude by her classmates. She was the widow of B. Frank Polk, the mother of Sarah and Genevieve, and also a grandmother. • More travel reports: In the 14 months between mid-2009 and fall 2010, Donna Shelton visited six continents. Her travels climaxed last October in Rotterdam, with her younger daughter’s wedding. This young lady is an IP lawyer in Minneapolis but has the luxury of telecommuting. The two weeks before the wedding Donna spent hiking in England—in Devon and Cornwall— and Wales, as well as visiting family in London. She still works for General Dynamics in her “spare time,” as she says. • Anne Caswell Prior took an Alaskan cruise and bus tour of the Canadian Rockies with her husband, then headed to Oberammergau to see the Passion Play last fall. • Faith Brouillard Hughes spent early January on board ship, going from the West Coast to the East Coast via the Panama Canal. As a true New Englander, she kept her sea legs despite churning seas. • Since it seems a great number of us like to travel, do you think we can extend this to our upcoming 45th reunion? It’s only 12 months away—June 1–3, 2012! I hear many of you are avid readers of our class news. This will be your chance to get the scoop firsthand. I would love to see all who are such faithful contributors to this 13 class notes column and others who are active members of our class Prayer Net. Please consider coming, from near or far. All are welcome; gather with your former roommates and friends. • Lastly, I need more news now! Happy summer. be counted for the class of 1968 participation goal: 385 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1968 Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day firstname.lastname@example.org The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 Don McCartney sent us the following update: “My wonderful daughter Julie ’04 was married last August to a fine BC guy, Matt Mainelli ’01. Members of the Class of ’68 in attendance included my freshman year roommate, Jack McDonnell; the guy next door, Ed ‘Mickey Goodfellas’ McDonald; Jim Miskel; John ‘Froggy’ Feore; and Bill ‘I sent all four of my smart, beautiful daughters to BC’ Kelty. All my classmates were accompanied by their wives. My other two children—Kevin ’01 and Presidential Scholar Kelly ’11—were in the wedding party. This past fall, my lovely wife, Kathy—honorary parent ’01, ’04, ’11—and I also attended our 11th Parents Weekend, including the Virginia Tech game. Thursday night before the Notre Dame game, we had a reunion dinner with our ’68 classmates Tom Mizo JD’72 (LA), Laurie McHeffey (Denver), Ed Rooney and Jim Kissane (Boston), Bill Kelty and Jack McDonnell (DC), Ed McDonald (New York City), and Frank Connell JD’73 (Portland, OR). Seeing them reminded me of how lucky I was to meet them in Loyola, Claver, etc., a few years ago. Go, Eagles!” be counted for the class of nc 1968 Correspondent: Kathleen Hastings Miller email@example.com 8 Brookline Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Greetings! Our fall reunion in Napa inspired some mini get-togethers during the winter months. Patsy Ankner Forelle hosted a lovely dinner party at her home in Manhattan in December. Jane Sullivan Burke, Bernadette “Pi” Fogel Mansur, Ellen Flynn, and I all enjoyed catching up with Patsy. Her youngest son is a Marine in Afghanistan. Please keep him in your prayers. Her oldest son is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in France with his wife and young daughter. Patsy and her husband have a house there, and she tries to get over and see her granddaughter as much as possible. • Ellen Mooney Mello, Barry Noone Remley, Jean Sullivan Kite, and I got together in Florida recently. Golf, good food (and wine), shopping, and lots of laughs. A perfect getaway! • What about the rest of you? Have you seen any of your Newton friends lately? Keep the news coming! • Editor’s note: In our last issue, we named Jean Sullivan McKeigue among those who organized the Newton at Napa event last fall. In fact, credit goes to Jean Sullivan Kite. Our apologies to both classmates, and thanks to Jean Kite, who was the chief organizer of the weekend. be counted for the class of 1969 participation goal: 360 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1969 Correspondent: James R. Littleton firstname.lastname@example.org 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 James LePore has published his third novel, Sons and Princes (Story Plant, 2011), following A World I Never Made and Blood of My Brother. Also this year, his volume of short stories, Anyone Can Die, was published. Check out his website: http://jamesleporefiction.com. James lives in South Salem, NY, with his wife, Karen Chandler. • I regret to report the passing of Tom Busch, H’04, who died on his 63rd birthday, on November 1, 2010. Sympathy goes to his wife, Florence, and children Stephen and Kathleen. For over 30 years, Tom served as the general manager of the Catholic radio station KNOM in Nome, AK; the last 5 years, he assumed the duties of fundraiser and engineer for KNOM. During his tenure there, KNOM won Marconi and Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters as well as many other honors. Tom served on the Alaska Broadcasters Association board of directors for 18 years, including two terms as its president. He was inducted into the Alaska Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1997 and also that year received the Agnellus Andrew Award, becoming the only North American broadcaster ever to be so honored. Tom also received an honorary doctorate from Boston College. • Last December, Lou Morin was featured as pro bono volunteer of the month on Pro Bono Net’s New York website (www.probono.net/ ny) for his work with the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County (VLSP). Lou is a partner at the Rochester, NY, law firm of McConville, Considine, Cooman, & Morin, where he heads the firm’s bankruptcy and real estate practice. Since 2009, Lou has assisted low-income members of the Rochester community struggling with debt issues and in 2010, he was honored with the VLSP William E. McKnight Service Award for his pro bono work. • Please take a moment to send me a note or e-mail and let me know what is new with you. be counted for the class of nc 1969 Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello email@example.com 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 As I write, Susan Power Gallagher and her family are preparing to celebrate Timmy Gallagher Night, a Donate Life America benefit for organ donation awareness. Susan’s son Tim ’00 is a two-time heart recipient. • Ann Lessing Bresnan recently bought a new home at Lost Tree in North Palm Beach. Both Ann and Polly Glynn Kerrigan sent housing tips for my daughter Meghan, who is on the move again, this time to White Plains, NY. The PGA Tour event she works for is moving to the Westchester Country Club. • Lyn Peterson Friberg of Motif Designs was recently featured in Westchester Home magazine. She was one of 11 interior designers sharing “trade secrets.” • Carol Romano Tuohey and her husband, Vince, took a magnificent trip to France. A highlight was an emotional visit to the Epinal American Cemetery located in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains on a piece of land, she says, more beautiful than the most perfect golf course. Vince is named after an uncle who is buried there. In Paris, Carol says they visited “every” museum and ate “food that was beyond belief!” They experienced Monet: They saw a phenomenal exhibit of 200 of his works gathered from all over the world showcased at the Grande Palais in Paris. They traveled to his home in Giverny. They saw the famous cathedral at Rouen depicted in many of his paintings. They traveled to Normandy and Brittany and visited the resort towns of Honfleur, Le Havre, and Cherbourg, where Monet often painted. Along the way, they stayed in an apartment, a B&B, a château, and a house by the sea. What a well-planned trip, Carol! • At a recent Sacred Heart Academy reunion in Cincinnati, I talked with Susan Nunlist Smyth NC’67, who runs Smyth Management Resources, a consulting business specializing in leadership planning and executive coaching. She has two grown boys: one lives in Cincinnati and the other in Chicago. • I heard from June King Davison. She was deeply saddened by the recent death of Mother Husson, MA’51. She reminds us to remember the lasting impact she had on each of us. • Because my word count is up, I will bring more news from June in my next issue. Thanks for the news, my friends. be counted for the class of 1970 participation goal: 456 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1970 Correspondent: Dennis Razz Berry firstname.lastname@example.org In March, John Leary was in Cannes, France, where he moderated a panel session, “Real Estate in North America: Rebound or Retrench?” at MIPIM, a conference for real estate professionals. John is president of Leary Counseling and Valuation in New Haven, CT. He is also the 2011 board chair of the Counselors of Real Estate, an international organization of commercial real estate advisors. be counted for the class of nc 1970 Correspondent: Fran Dubrowski email@example.com Congratulations to Elaine Burch Taylor: after a 20-year hiatus, she held an art show at the Orchard Gallery in Bethesda, MD! She contributed four abstract paintings of “Winter” and “Spring” to a 12-artist show and once energized, then held a one-woman show—to the delight of Clare Cuddy, Lanie Odlum, Eva Sereghy NC’71, and me. Elaine’s www.bc.edu/alumni husband, Fred, predicts retirement, when it comes, will hold many happy hours of painting. • Congratulations also to Cathy Cronin Latourelle, featured with husband Bob ’70 in the Alumni Connections valentine’s issue! In case you missed it, they met at her first Newton mixer, were “just friends” until their first kiss on St. Patrick’s Day ’68, got engaged on St. Patrick’s Day ’70, and celebrated their 40th college reunions and 40th anniversary last summer. Best wishes for many more joy-filled years! • Bon voyage to Patsy Robinson Komuniecki, who was planning to visit Coimbatore, India, this spring, representing the University of Toledo! We look forward to her report. • I’m pleased to report the success of “Excelling at Sustainability: Leadership for Others,” BC’s first university-wide conference on sustainability. The event, which took place on campus in mid-April, was attended by more than 150 and received rave reviews! It featured analysis of how environmental contaminants impact children’s health and a “community showcase” of sustainability initiatives, including cutting-edge faculty research across disciplines from theology to physics. I am proud to have helped create this conference with Patricia Randolph Williams ’77 and inspirational BC faculty and students. Flip back to page 1 of the News & Notes section for additional details. • Patti Bruni Keefe and daughter Emily jointly spoke on “Passing the Faith on to Your Children” at the Feminine Genius Women’s Conference. Hurray for mother-daughter collaboration! Also, three Keefe children became engaged at Christmas. With three summer weddings to plan, Patti reports: “We are happy, excited— and wondering, how are we going to do it?!” • Harriet Mullaney sends news of Kathie Meier, a Bay-Area computer consultant, who visited Harriet in Denver. Kathie and her Bernese mountain dogs work with elementary school children through the Marin Humane Society’s SHARE program. A photographer of considerable repute, Kathie took many pictures. • Andrea Moore Johnson hosted a dinner honoring Cathleen “MareFlare” Flaherty-Vella with Ginny Sughrue Crowley, Kathy O’Mara Fanning MEd’76, Katie O’Shea McGillicuddy, Kathy Mortenson Mosesian, Harriet Mullaney, and Karen LaRue Valencia attending. Everyone shared Mare Flare memories amid much laughter and a few tears. • Please pray for Jane McMahon’s husband, Steve Zaleta, who is recently deceased. be counted for the class of 1971 participation goal: 485 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1971 Correspondent: James R. Macho firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Maguire reports that several of our classmates met with representatives of the other 11 reunion classes to kick off our 40th reunion. Attending the meeting were Brian Curry, John and Jeanne-Marie (Dever) Ryan, Bob and Janet (Pierni) Griffin, JoAnn (Hilliard) NC’75 and Mark Holland, Joe Rull, Jim Donoghue, John McCarthy, Barbara Lucas Delutis, Donna Petrulavage Qualters, Helen Walsh McCusker, Fr. Tom Garlick, Mike Dunn, and Mike Costello. Save the dates of June 3–5 class notes for a memorable return to the Heights. Our past reunions have been chaired by Edward F. Saunders Jr. Sadly, Ed passed away in August. St. Ignatius was filled to capacity for his funeral Mass, which was said by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and concelebrated by 5 bishops and 16 priests. We hope to make our 40th reunion one of which Ed would be proud. Bob Maguire also reports the arrival of his first grandchild, Claire Alannah Moran. • Richard Russo has returned to New Jersey after spending most of the last 15 years in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He now lives in Morristown with his wife, Colleen. Their twin girls graduated in 2004 and are out on their own, with one working in Cambridge and the other studying Egyptology at Brown. Richard is heading up a medical device venture in Newark. He is an elected officer of the Morris County branch of the NAACP, and between this and his business, he hasn’t had a lot of leisure time. Richard reports, however, he has now found time to enjoy books he never had the chance to read before. He adds that he still uses No. 2 pencils occasionally. • John LaMattina was appointed to the board of directors for Ligand Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company. He will also continue as a senior partner at PureTech, a venture capital firm that deals with biotech investments. John reports that he is once again teaming up with John Kozarich, who is chairman of Ligand Pharmaceuticals. One wonders what mischief these two former Mod-mates and chem majors will cause at this biotech company! • Do your best to keep me informed of the news of your life, tales of books written, travels taken, and retirement enjoyed! be counted for the class of nc 1971 reunion year Correspondent: Melissa Robbins email@example.com We were pleased to hear from Theresa Concannon Trapilo, who reports she ran away to Florida with her husband, Bobby, and their son Michael for a few years during the 1980s, but for the rest of the time she has been employed at Boston hospitals as a research coordinator/manager. Since 1992, she has been at Children’s Hospital Boston in the Department of Neurology, where she draws on her background in psychology and motherhood to keep her faculty well funded and well fed. She is “looking forward to reuniting with her fellow ghetto rats at upcoming reunion events.” • A group of Newton ’71 graduates got together last September at the beach home of Mary Ryan Dean in Rehoboth Beach, DE. It was Mary who initiated the gathering with her return to the north from Memphis, TN. Joining Mary were Mary Jo Dolliver Taddie, Kate Foley, Jane Maguire, and I. Marie Robey Wood became ill at the last minute and had to cancel, but the rest of us got to chat on the phone with her. Marie is still living in the DC area and working for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans. Mary is now living in Chevy Chase just a couple of miles from her childhood friend, Marie. Mary kept us entertained all weekend with stories of raising her seven children. Presently she is a re- tired counselor and enjoys being a grandmother of two little girls. Mary Jo had driven up from North Carolina; she was actually on her way to Maine, where she now resides near Old Town. Mary Jo retired from nursing last year; she also worked as a teacher and a social worker. After our little reunion, Mary Jo and Jane Maguire connected to travel to Spain in February. They strolled the Spanish streets in what seemed like balmy weather compared with the temperatures in the teens that we withstood. With a mutual interest in art and art history, they reflected on the architecture and visited many museums. After several years of city life, Jane now lives on Long Island. She has been an insurance attorney with a Long Island firm for many years. Jane isn’t thinking of retirement yet. Kate Foley, my friend of 55 years, is living in Ledyard, CT, and has retired from her position as a rehabilitation counselor with the State of Connecticut. This past year, Kate and her husband visited Kathy Teahan Farmer in Maine. Kate is now planning trips to Florida and Hawaii to warm up after this bitter winter. I moved to the beach in Stonington, CT, seven years ago and retired in 2009 after 37 years of elementary school teaching. This past year, along with tutoring and substitute teaching, I took up fly-fishing with my husband. Our favorite places to fish are the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho, where we have a second home, and in western New York, where we fish the tributaries that empty into Lake Erie. Of course, fishing near our home on Long Island Sound is fun, too. • All the Newton ladies mentioned here experienced the same thing: The years slip away after the first hello. If you are on the fence about joining us for our 40th reunion, don’t hesitate. Get out your old pictures and pack your suitcase. We’re not getting any younger. See you June 3–5! be counted for the class of 1972 participation goal: 438 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1972 Correspondent: Lawrence Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org What a year this has been so far for fans of BC alumni athletes: two Super Bowl rings, for B.J. Raji ’09 and Robert Francois ’08, and a Pro Bowl in which Matt Ryan ’07 led his team to a five-touchdown lead at halftime! • I’ve finished my happy 60th birthday calls, and have enjoyed them so much that I’m starting to make some for classmates’ 61st birthdays. The last calls to those turning 60 were to two of WVBC’s star broadcasters during our time at the Heights. Coleman Szely, who was a color commentator for basketball games, still has his CPA practice in Dumont, NJ. He specializes in health-care industry clients. Bill Bedard, who had the same role for hockey broadcasts, and who was the varsity baseball captain, is in his 32nd year as assistant softball coach at American International College in Springfield. • It may have been mental telepathy, but no sooner had I written my last column, which included a mention of Tim Lechmaier, than I got a letter from him. Tim is an internist with Dean Health Systems, an HMO in Madison, WI, and was recently presented with its Lifetime Achievement award. He and his wife have three grown children— one in Milwaukee and two in California— and three grandchildren. • Here are some of 15 class notes the other practicing physicians in our class: Albert Marano is a gastroenterologist at the Digestive Disease Center in Southington, CT. Franklin McCool is chief of pulmonary and critical-care medicine at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket and a resident of nearby Bristol. Tom Moore is an orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta. Lawrence Palladino has his own medical practice in the town of Jackson, CA, and lives in nearby Ione. Robert Phillips practices psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in Columbia and Annapolis, MD. Michael Lojek is a cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon in Grand Rapids, MI, and a resident of nearby Ada. Fredric LaCarbonara is director of pathology at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, WV. be counted for the class of nc 1972 Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie email@example.com This column comes to you from Barcelona during our spring break rendezvous with Gabrielle ’12 and Sarah ’03, JD’08. • Sarah Burns and Maureen Kelly now have Newton breakfasts on the beach to go along with their Newton beach teas. Martha Meaney NC’71, MA’78, and Frank Connors ’72 recently visited Sarah and her husband in Los Angeles. Sarah regularly sees Rev. Patricia O’Reilly NC’71. She and her husband are good friends with the actor Ethan “Johnnie” Phillips of Benson and Star Trek Voyager fame and brother of Meg Phillips NC’71. Sarah wants everyone to know that her “years at Newton College helped inform and inspire my work in the field of global social justice and interfaith understanding. I am forever indebted and grateful.” • Please keep our classmates and their families in our prayers, and please consider joining the Prayer Net of Adrienne Tarr Free NC’67. • The Education of Catholic Girls, by Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, is now available in paperback and makes an interesting read. • Our class notes deadlines for the rest of the year are May 30, for the Summer issue, and August 29 for the Fall issue. Take care and please send Newton news. be counted for the class of 1973 participation goal: 365 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1973 Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo firstname.lastname@example.org Hello, fellow Eagles: I guess I have to supply the news here this time around. The only thing I have to say is, I see my classmates from time to time, but no one has sent me anything specific to write about for this column. Where are you all hiding? Under snowbanks? If you live in New England, you probably are. Last time I was on campus, they were hauling it away by the truckload! It was nice to be in Florida for a few days to talk about my work with Instructional Practices to the university crowd. I could talk about my work for days, but this column is about you! So, spring into action and send me some news! We want to know what all of you have been up to! be counted for the class of nc 1973 Correspondent: Joan B. Brouillard email@example.com Al and Lauren Kozay Quintana are still in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The recession caused them to close their tourist horseback riding stable. It was very sad dissolving their barn family—20 horses and other animals as well as a loyal staff. The silver lining was finally having free time to travel. A two-month road trip to Alaska in 2009 and a month-long trip out west to see wild horses and Yellowstone in 2010 proved serendipitous (my word, love it). Lauren bought a young colt, born on the plains of North Dakota. He is a Nokota horse, descended from generations of Indian horses, including horses confiscated from Chief Sitting Bull’s Lakota people. Lauren recently lost both her mother and her brother and had some health problems of her own, so she was more than ready for something positive. She is happy to have Lung-ta (Windhorse) join the family. And “it doesn’t hurt that he is as cute as a button and has two blue eyes!” Thanks, Lauren, for the letter and encouraging words. • Condolences to Mary Doherty Ellroy, MBA’78, my faithful Facebook friend, on the loss of her mom in early December. • Kathi Croce lives in Guilford, CT. She is a psychologist and works in her home-based office. She hopes to shift her work to behavioral medicine, working on stress relaxation for pre- and post-surgery patients. Her husband of 33 years, Jerry Reisman, a principal in Manchester, courageously recovered from kidney cancer. Her oldest daughter, Hannah, is a senior at Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in social work/geriatrics. For her 60th birthday, Kathi’s “women friends” threw her a party—a weekend of food and talk! Also to celebrate her 60th birthday, she went to LA to visit her son, who works in the investment business area. Kathi recently spoke to Helen Ecklond, who lives and works near San Francisco. Kathi also went to the birthday party of Eliza Mallouk, her friend for 55 years; it was a “dancing party” with a live band called Girls Night Out. Eliza lives in Melrose and is married to Charlie, an attorney working in environmental law. They have two daughters in nursing school. Eliza works as a muscular therapist in Cambridge. (I wish she made house calls to New Hampshire!) She takes modern dance classes and dances in a troupe called the Elders Ensemble, and recently she traveled to New Zealand and Maho Beach for a yoga retreat. Finally, Kathi Croce asks, “Anyone heard from Anne Crowley?” be counted for the class of 1974 participation goal: 490 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1974 Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans firstname.lastname@example.org I hope that by the time you read this, you are enjoying some beautiful, sunny weather. For those of us in the Boston area, it’s been a crazy, snowy winter! While we were “hunkered down” under three feet of snow, it was nice to read about our classmate William Vareika in the Boston Sunday Globe of January 23, 2011. Bill and his wife, Alison, have a beautiful art gallery in Newport, RI. At this writing, they are conducting a sale and extensive exhibit to benefit the birthplace and museum of the well-known American artist Gilbert Stuart. (He painted the image of George Washington that appears on our one-dollar bills.) The Globe reported: “The benefit is the latest mission of Bill Vareika, and his wife, Alison. Over the past 24 years the Vareikas’ efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in contributions to a wide array of community causes and nonprofit organizations.” Congratulations, and thanks for all the good works. • I received a note from Robert Harnden that I had to read twice to make sure I got it right! Best wishes to Bob on the birth of his first great-grandchild, Traysean Robert Rogers. The newest addition to the family was born three months early but is doing fine. Does anyone else in the class have any great-grandchildren? Let me know! • I wish this was all good news, but I am very sad to report the untimely deaths of two of our classmates. Both passed away in January: David M. Thorp of Medfield leaves his wife, Barbara; their two children; and two grandchildren. David coordinated the Catholics Come Home initiative for the Archdiocese of Boston. James K. Bubien of Pelham, AL, and East Beach, Charlestown, RI, leaves his wife, Rosemary. He was an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his PhD from URI in 1983 and was a well-recognized expert in CF and hypertension. Please remember these classmates and their many family members and friends in your prayers. • Take care and please send me some news. be counted for the class of nc 1974 Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan email@example.com Sharon Byrne Kishida spent a September weekend with Catherine (Meyer) Tracy at her vacation home in the Ozarks. Sharon wrote: “After Catherine’s many visits east, I was overdue for a trip to her neck of the woods. We had a wonderful girls’ weekend that included a visit to Westminster College in Fulton, MO, where Alex, Catherine’s eldest, is a sophomore. We took in the impressive Churchill museum on the Westminster College grounds as well as the Missouri cave tour near Catherine’s ‘cottage.’ The rest of the weekend was spent talking, eating, talking, boating, and did I say talking? We had a ball catching up.” Sharon is the regional solid waste and recycling coordinator, DEP Northeast District 2. • Margot Morrell wrote: “I actually do have some news. I have a book coming out on May 3, Reagan’s Journey: Lessons from a Remarkable Career (Threshold Editions). It was inspired by my experience working on the transition team in the weeks leading to Reagan’s inauguration. I was on loan from my job at an executive search firm in Boston and, literally, had a front-row seat www.bc.edu/alumni for the earliest days of the Reagan administration.” Margot sent me a link to the cover of her new book, and if one can judge a book by the cover or by the author’s reputation, Margot knocks it out of the park! I can’t wait to read it. • Congratulations to myself—Tony and I are new grandparents! Granddaughter Audrey is currently in Qatar, on assignment with her mother, Leigh, and her father, Geoffrey. • Your class correspondent continues to await hearing from you. Please e-mail me your news and/or musings. be counted for the class of 1975 participation goal: 515 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1975 Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Murray ’74 writes that old friends are the best friends and would like to acknowledge the invaluable help she received recently from her BC friends, including Lynn Chandler Pivik ’74 and a host of friends from the Class of ’75 who helped Kate go through cancer surgery and treatment: Judy Bowman, Susan Carty Rapoport, Rosemary Del Sesto Graham, Kathy Donnelly Betts, Pamela Kolb, Ellen Luby, Nancy O’Sullivan, Sheila Roche Ouellette, and Sharlene Rucki DiNella. • We are saddened to hear that Gregg Warren died at his home in York, ME, last August after a long illness. After BC, Gregg developed a career in architectural design, practicing in Massachusetts, Florida, and California. • Rosemary Kelly wrote: “Over the last several years, many of the wonderful women of the Class of ’75 have stayed friends, seeing each other through good and tough times. All are successful in a variety of pursuits and professions.” They include Christina Terranova Asselta, Anna Barry, Mary Gregorio, Ellen Hanley, Rosemary Kelly, Jane Murphy, Jeanne O’Keefe, Maureen Shannon, Christina Steiner Shea, and Jane Zopatti-Lewis. Christina Terranova Asselta is managing director of the health-care consulting firm Sullivan & Cotter in New York City. She and husband John have three grown stepchildren and seven grandchildren. You may see son Ryan Asselta anchoring Boston’s FOX25 sports news. Anna Barry has made her mark in transportation, working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Boston & Maine Railroad and recently celebrating her 23rd anniversary with the MBTA, where she has led key departments as director of railroad operations and of subway operations and is currently senior director of vehicle procurement and quality assurance. She also serves on the board of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, which conferred on her its Woman of the Year award in 2005. Ellen Hanley is happily married and living in Rhode Island. She has a daughter, Hope, who will go off to college in the fall, and two married stepsons: one is doing film work in LA; the other is finishing his residency in North Carolina. Ellen is a technical writer for VCE, a start-up company created by EMC, VMware, and Cisco. Rosemary Kelly has worked for the past 20 years at Northeastern and Bentley in domestic and international admission and international programming. Her son, an electrical class notes engineer, graduated last May from Georgia Tech. Jane Murphy has been married to classmate Chris Kearney for 31 years. They have four children: two are recent Yale grads pursuing journalism and teaching, one is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, and the youngest is in high school. Chris is chief of geriatrics and palliative care at a Baltimore hospital. Jane practiced public interest law for 10 years and then became a law professor at Georgetown University Law School. Most recently, she stepped down as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Baltimore Law School; she is taking a year’s sabbatical to write a book on family conflict resolution. Jeanne O’Keefe is senior VP and CFO of MathWorks. She and her husband have two children: their son recently graduated from Harvard, where their daughter is now a freshman. Maureen Shannon spent 10 years as counselor and youth employment program coordinator for low-income and special-needs teens in a 45-town consortium, and then was appointed by the board of education as the federally mandated state gender equity administrator and later, as MOA civil rights coordinator, receiving statewide and national recognition for her work on behalf of women and girls and people with disabilities. Recruited to teach at UMass, she launched a third career as a private equity and career consultant, and she also continues her volunteer work with victims of family violence and homeless families. She and her beloved late husband, Bob Wanders, raised two sons, soon-to-be graduates of Northeastern University and Manhattanville College. Christina Steiner Shea is president of the General Mills Foundation and EVP in charge of external relations. Chris and husband Hank have four children: a teacher, an engineer, a Jesuit scholastic, and a college student. Jane ZopattiLewis is director of education at the Italian Home for Children. Her son, Nick, recently earned his master’s degree in architecture from Wentworth. be counted for the class of 1976 participation goal: 743 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1976 Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea email@example.com The Reunion Committee was stunned by the passing of longtime member and cherished colleague Maelyn (Sigal) Arvedon on March 2 from leukemia. Maelyn graduated with a psychology degree and was a dedicated employee of State Street Bank for over 20 years, most recently with the Global Continuity Services unit. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother and her children, Amy and Andrew. She truly possessed a sunny disposition, a gentle demeanor, and a warming smile, and she is greatly missed. • Arthur McBain died unexpectedly on January 24. An economics major at BC, he was a very respected commercial insurance underwriter for 34 years, most recently for CNA in Quincy. He was an avid boatman and a member of the yacht club in Green Harbor, where he’d summered since childhood. In 2009 he volunteered with the Hearts with Haiti mission program, and he was a generous benefactor of Project Bread, Pine Street Inn, and Fr. Bill’s Place. He was also an active member of St. Cecilia Parish. He is survived by his three sisters, two brothers, in-laws, and several nieces and nephews. May he rest in peace. • Thomas E. “Ted” Doty died at his home in Rockaway, NJ, last February. He graduated with an accounting degree and earned his MBA from Northeastern University. Ted lived in Rockaway for 23 years, was a member and past president of the Lions Club, served two years on the Rockaway Township School Board, and once ran for mayor. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Laurel; his son, Nicholas; his parents, Charles and Anne Doty of Sayville, NY; and three siblings. • From the “it’s a small world” department (but, as Steven Wright said, “I wouldn’t want to paint it”) comes this tidbit: Fred Grave was playing in golf tourney in Lehinch, County Clare, Éire, be counted for the class of make your gifta today last August.at Someone noticed his BC belt and www.bc.edu/maroonandgold said there was another Eagle at the bar. There he met up with another former denizen of South Street, Paul Callahan—their first meetCorrespondent: Mary Stevens McDermott ing since graduation! They reminisced during firstname.lastname@example.org the tourney, and both were hoping to see more be nc 1975 be counted at BC connected at BC Linking friend to friend to the Heights BC Alumni Association www.bc.edu/alumni 17 class notes South Streeters at our 35th reunion. Cheers! • At press time, the Reunion Committee was working to ensure a very memorable time June 3–5. Here’s hoping all can come! • God bless! be counted for the class of 1977 participation goal: 445 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1977 Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes email@example.com On January 5, Dannel P. Malloy, JD’80, was sworn in as the 88th Governor of the State of Connecticut. Dan, who formerly served as Mayor of Stamford, is Connecticut’s first Democratic chief executive in 20 years. He and his wife, Cathy, have three sons. be counted for the class of 1978 participation goal: 490 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1978 Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans JulieButlerEvans@gmail.com Happy spring, everybody! I’m feeling happy because a few of you are reaching out with updates. • I’ll start with Cathy Brefach Newman, who wrote that she spent a week in Kingston, Jamaica, in January with the BC Alumni Association, working at the Mustard Seed mission with physically disabled children and their caregivers. Cathy, a pediatric clinician involved with palliative care in the home, planned to return this spring as well. She also reported that after our 25th reunion, she and roommates Mary McDonough Podgurski and Maureen Higgins began taking annual trips together to places like a Nevada spa, Charleston, Newport, and her beachfront home in North Carolina. Good for you, guys! • Our Mod 8-A gang have also taken yearly trips over the past 10 years. Getting together this past winter in Burlington, MA, were Nancy Simpson-Banker, Sara Stone Kelly, Peg Galgano Scarlata, Joan Tulk, and Deb DeBlois Kellett. Sara lives in Raynham, teaches at Brockton High, and has three post-college children. Her son Justin was married in St. Ignatius Church in March! Peg is a church administrator in Sudbury. Her youngest is a high school freshman, and the oldest is a student at Northwestern. Joan lives in New Hampshire and works at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; she has two children at UNH. Deb lives in Sherborn and is in pharmaceutical sales with Merck. Her daughter also went to UNH. Nancy works in the university advancement office at BC and lives in Needham. • Tom McNulty is serving with the military and is currently in Afghanistan as a warrant officer in a medical evacuation company. He flies a Black Hawk helicopter as an instructor pilot and also serves as his unit’s safety officer. He will be overseas for a year and would love to hear from classmates (firstname.lastname@example.org). He asks for prayers for the people in the region where he is stationed. • And speaking of prayers, I heard sad news from Cadi Foster that her mother, our former class correspondent Cathleen (Ball) Foster-Smith, died in early January after a long battle with cancer. Let’s send some comforting thoughts her family’s way. • A final note: There is now a Facebook page for each BC class. To find our class, search for Boston College Class of 1978. be counted for the class of 1979 participation goal: 505 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1979 Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley Peter@PeterBagley.com In January, Anthony Amalfetano was appointed a probate court judge for the Warwick (RI) District Court. Tony had been an attorney in private practice for 25 years, working in the areas of estate planning and probate court representation, criminal defense, and domestic relations. He and his wife have five children. • What’s new in your life? Please get in touch with news you’d like to share in this column. be counted for the class of 1980 participation goal: 613 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1980 Correspondent: Michele Nadeem email@example.com In January, attorney Andrew Glincher became CEO and managing partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. He will remain in the firm’s Boston office, where he has served as managing partner since 2004, and he will continue to represent the firm’s business and real estate clients. Andrew also maintains his connection to BC, where he has been on the Carroll School of Management faculty since 1988, teaching a course in real estate finance. He is also active in the community and currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. • In February, Louis Provenzano was named CEO of Language Line Services, a Monterey, California–based company that provides interpretation and translation services. Since joining the firm in 2004, Louis—who studied romance languages at BC and speaks six languages—has been working to help people communicate better in our nation, where more than 170 languages and dialects are spoken. He has served on the board of directors of the California Healthcare Interpreters Association and is active with the Monterey Language Capital of the World Advocacy Council. • Last November, Jane Hauber Fay participated as a panelist at an event cosponsored by the Council for Women of Boston College and the Mendel Society, “Preparing for a Career in Medicine: A Female Perspective.” • That’s all for now. Please send news for our next issue! be counted for the class of 1981 participation goal: 750 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1981 Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee firstname.lastname@example.org Those of you who follow this column know that the Animal Cup participants are among our most loyal correspondents! Phil Brown reports: “The latest iteration of the Animal Cup Golf Championship and Football Outing was once again a rousing success. Greg Clower gathered the clan this past fall in Durham, NC. Two days of golf, the BC–Duke football game, and evenings filled with great merriment made for a wonderful experience. Greg’s daughter Courtney, a Duke freshman, was a gracious hostess and treated the BC invaders to a red-carpet tour of her beautiful campus and the downtown Durham nightlife. Ed Fogarty managed to sharpen his game in time to take the coveted cup. Rumor has it that our beloved trophy is now a hood ornament on his car. Refreshment guru/PGA semipro Greg Bowerman kept all appropriately numb, and first-time attendee Paul Brazeau, MBA’88, became our new comedic godfather. Although Peter Hoyt’s golf game was less than stellar, the group will be talking about his antics for many years to come. Other attendees John Graham, Mike Connolly, Phil Brown, and Tim O’Donnell rounded out the field. Their contributions to the weekend must remain quiet, although we’ve heard they will soon be exposed by WikiLeaks.” • Another loyal group of golfers assembled this past January for the 16th annual Southeast Classic Golf Event in Tampa. It was hosted by Lou Papadellis, and classmates John Battaglia MBA’92, Mike Giunta, George McGoldrick, and Rich Whalen were part of the 12-man team. The word is that original members Chris Foy MBA’86, Kevin Thomas, and Jack McCullough will be returning in 2012. • Since his return from Iraq in September 2009, Col. Dave Clark has been the director of foreign intelligence for the Army G-2 at the Pentagon, where he is responsible for providing daily global intelligence to the Army’s senior leadership and representing Army intelligence issues to the national intelligence community. He is also the executive director of the Department of Defense’s 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee and has spoken at several events honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of America’s Korean War veterans. Dave and his wife, Darlene, have five children: Eric (30), Brittany (24), Lindsay ’12 (21), and twins Troy and Colin (15). The Clarks live in Fort Belvoir, VA. • With 27 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, Kristin (Kurie) Wilderman was recently appointed president of the Wilderman Group, a woman-owned hospitality management company based in Charleston, SC. • In November, James Ferrelli spoke on New Jersey chancery practice at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s midyear meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. A partner in the Cherry Hill office of Duane Morris, James focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business litigation, products liability, and class actions. • Mary Butler reports that she has started taking yoga and can do a handstand! It’s nice to know that despite the passing of 30 years some people just never change! • Last, I am sad to report that Saturia Morales, mother of Darcy Morales-Zullo, MSW’85, passed away in February. • See you at the reunion in June! be counted for the class of 1982 participation goal: 616 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1982 Correspondent: Mary O’Brien email@example.com Lynne Jacobs completed her doctorate degree from the University of Alabama last August. She is now a doctor of nursing practice. Lynne is also excited to share that she is president of the Bowie Medical and Dental Society. The organization brings together health-care www.bc.edu/alumni professionals from varied backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, chiropractic, physical therapy, and more. Congratulations, Lynne. • Bob Misdom was thrilled to be able to fly up from Atlanta to attend a surprise party for Rob Eberle’s 50th birthday. Rob’s wife, Kathleen, and his kids, Nicole and Michael, threw the surprise party at F1 Boston in Braintree. Bob was happy to see old BC friends; roommates Doug Ellis, Ken D’Amato, and Tom Finigan JD’85; and others. They had a blast racing each other along with many of Rob’s team at Bottomline Technologies, where he serves as president and CEO. • Mindy Herman was promoted from special counsel to partner at the law firm Saul Ewing LLP. She is a member of the project and resource development department in the firm’s Baltimore office. • Last November, Elizabeth Foley participated as a panelist in “Preparing for a Career in Medicine: A Female Perspective,” an event cosponsored by the Council for Women of Boston College and the Mendel Society. • Joe Schreiber runs Mattmar Productions (named for his two children) from his North Potomac, MD, home. The company films everything from 30-second commercials to shorts for CBS Sports to five-minute corporate web documentaries. He is also cofounder of Authentic Films, which creates reality programming around college sports. Joe, a former producer for The George Michael Sports Machine, has covered 23 Super Bowls and won 11 Emmys. • Alexandra Whitaker has been living in France and Spain, working as a teacher, writer, and freelance editor. She is excited to announce that in March 2012, Grand Central Publishing is releasing her novel, Leaving Sophie Dean, which one editor calls “a manual for dealing with an erring husband—a ‘must’ for all women who are married, single, divorced, or separating.” The novel is about the end of a marriage, and Alexandra drew ideas from a nonfiction work by Sylvette Desmeuzes-Balland, Le divorce vecu par les enfants, in which children of divorced parents explain what they liked and disliked about the way their parents split up. Alexandra is proud of the book because the jokes still make her laugh, even after six complete drafts. Please visit her website at www.alexandrawhitaker.com. be counted for the class of 1983 participation goal: 560 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1983 Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko firstname.lastname@example.org John Mooney is a cofounder and partner of Medical Exchange, a provider of medical education solutions for the health-care industry and recently launched collaborativeCARE Conference (C3), the first health-care conference designed to foster regional care by educating specialists, physicians, and patients. Read more about his new venture at (www.ccconference.com/home.aspx). John has been working in the medical conference industry for many years. He was the founder of Pri-Med and a founding partner of M/C Communications, a provider of continuing medical education conferences and tradeshow management services that was sold to Bain Capital in 2004. John also served as chairman of the board of the Society of Independent Show Organizers, and in 2008 class notes he was the first recipient of its Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award. • Nancy Nee Hanifin and daughter Cecelia (Fordham ’14) walked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago de Compostela across Spain last June and July. Nancy writes: “It is an ancient pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James, starting on the French side of the Pyrenees and finishing in Santiago in Galicia. It was a trip and a gift of a lifetime. I am currently putting together a talk on the subject to present to community or church groups in order to inspire others to take the trip. If anyone would like any info or help, I would love to hear from them!” be counted for the class of 1984 participation goal: 605 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1984 Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell email@example.com Greetings to all! Hope spring is finding you well; the winter was especially cold and snowy here in the Northeast. Here’s the news I’ve received. • After BC, Sean Hanna graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law and then practiced in both the public and the private sectors in Rochester, NY. Sean was an assistant district attorney for six years and then left when he was elected to the Monroe County Legislature. Former Governor Pataki named Sean director of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s western New York region, and last November, Sean was elected to the New York Assembly. He is still practicing law and owns a real property management business. He wonders about his old ’84 roommates, especially Vinnie Bucci and Lyle Hall, and ’83 buddies Mike Faucher and Mark Dickie. • Last October, Suzanne Troy Cole, founding member of the Council for Women of Boston College, cochaired the council’s Women’s Athletics event, which included women’s volleyball, soccer, and field hockey games as well as team “meet and greet” sessions. In partnership with the Athletic Department, the CWBC sponsors at least one women’s athletic event per season. • J.P. Hansen has been happy to hear from classmates and alums who have contacted him to speak to their groups and companies. Recently J.P. was interviewed on FOX News in support of his new book, The Bliss List: The Ultimate Guide to Living the Dream at Work and Beyond! The night before the interview, J.P. met classmate Paul Greco at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Mesa Grill, in Manhattan. J.P. writes that Paul was kind enough to share his story in J.P.’s book. Visit his website: www.YourBlissList.com. • That’s all the news. Please write so I can share your updates with our classmates! be counted for the class of 1985 participation goal: 664 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1985 Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org Hi! I hope you are enjoying the awesome spring weather (it has been wonderful in San Francisco anyway)! • Patti McDermott is director of marketing and communications for Live it Up!, a TV show that airs on Long Island, in New York, and in Connecticut. Check the website at www.liveituptvshow.com to view clips and to find out where it is aired. • On May 13, the third annual “Turk Open” took place at the Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis, and it was a great event. The golf tournament is held in memory of Bobby Turcotte, who passed away in a tragic auto accident over three years ago. It brings people together to celebrate his life, have some fun, and raise money for educational funds for Bobby’s two children, Max and Abby. Please mark your calendars for the fourth annual event next May. • In October, Cmdr. Scott Hines retired from the Navy after 21 years of service, and a wonderful retirement ceremony was held on the USS Wisconsin. Scott had an amazing career with many remarkable accomplishments to his credit. After graduating with us in 1985, he entered Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, finishing first in his class! Scott received his “Wings of Gold” as a naval flight officer in 1987, and after a brief deployment to the Mediterranean, he was selected to attend the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He personally planned and executed nearly 40 combat missions in the Persian Gulf, earning two Strike Flight Air Medals for his efforts. He went on to Yale School of Medicine with the Navy, graduating in 1999. Upon completion of his internship at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, he returned to the F-14 community as a naval flight surgeon in Fighter Squadron 101. In over 10 years, he accrued nearly 2,000 flight hours in more than 20 different aircraft, 180 of those hours logged in a combat zone. In 2004 he returned to the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a resident in the emergency medicine program. Scott’s military awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal with four gold stars, the National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Scott and wife Nancy were married in 1987, and they have three children: Zak (16), Tyler (12), and Jonny (10). Scott will continue his medical career as a traveling physician with Emergency Medicine Physicians of Canton, OH. Scott stands out as someone BC should be extremely proud of! • Please send me your news and updates—they help to make this column a lot more fun to read for everyone! be counted for the class of 1986 participation goal: 793 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1986 Correspondent: Karen Broughton Boyarsky email@example.com You will probably receive this issue of Boston College Magazine as you are packing your bags to head to the Heights! Reunion Weekend is upon us, and it doesn’t seem possible that we graduated 25 years ago! Our son Michael is a senior at BC, and we know many other classmates also have children who are enjoying the BC experience that we did! If you don’t have plans to attend, check out all the events going on around campus June 3–5 as there is something for everyone! Bruce and I look forward to connecting with you! • Thank you to Diane (Rengucci) Rinkacs for the following update: “I have been getting so many mailings about our upcoming reunion I thought it was time 19 class notes to send an update. My husband, John, and I have lived in North Attleboro for 17 years. We have three children—Jacob (14), Madeline (12), and Thomas (10)—who keep us busy with a myriad of activities. In February 2009, I went to work for the Diocese of Fall River as the associate director in the Office for Pastoral Planning. I decided to put my years of corporate experience to use for the church. I train and facilitate parish pastoral councils and work with closing and merging parishes. I am currently pursuing a master’s in theology at Providence College. Hope to see you at the reunion.” • Thank you in advance to the Reunion Committee members for all their time and talent! be counted for the class of 1987 participation goal: 516 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1987 Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff firstname.lastname@example.org Alfred Ronzoni was the subject of a profile in the Huntington Post earlier this year (January 16, 2011). Al, whose great-grandfather founded the well-known Ronzoni pasta company, began his career working summers at his family’s plant on Long Island. But the company was sold in 1984, giving Al the opportunity to follow his other interests: he studied history at BC and earned an MA in the same subject from C.W. Post before beginning a career in financial services. Then in 1997, he moved to Astoria, not far from one of the pasta company’s past locations, reawakening his interest in history. He is now treasurer of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, where he leads history roundtables and book discussion groups. He has also developed a lecture on the Ronzonis that he has presented to several groups in the area, and he also writes a monthly column for the Queens Gazette and contributes to the Conducive Chronicle. be counted for the class of 1988 participation goal: 510 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1988 Correspondent: Rob Murray email@example.com Mike Muller recently joined the business development team of Mimeo.com as manager of strategic accounts. His responsibility is to further develop Mimeo’s national accounts strategy for Fortune 500 companies. Their print-as-a-service technology enables next-day document distribution anywhere while lowering costs. Mike lives in Georgetown, MA, with wife Trishia and daughters Sarah and Rose. He recently got together with Mark Gudaitis, Jim Keane ’89, and Brian Russo during Brian’s annual pilgrimage “home” from California. Classmates can feel free to get in touch with Mike on Linkedin or at firstname.lastname@example.org. be counted for the class of 1989 participation goal: 500 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1989 Correspondent: Andrea McGrath email@example.com I hope all are off to a good start in 2011. • There are very few updates this quarter—so please feel free to send yours as soon as you get your copy of Boston College Magazine. You can e-mail me directly via my address above or online at www.bc.edu/alumni/association/ community.html. • In January, Fr. Martin “John” Connor, Atlanta territorial director for the Legion of Christ, celebrated the 10th anniversary of his ordination in Rome. • Kevin Murphy was named senior VP, commercial banking, at MB Financial Bank. He joined the company from the PrivateBank and Trust Company, where he served as managing director. Kevin resides in Glencoe, IL, and is involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving on the Bike MS Committee. He is also Cubmaster of Pack 28 in Glencoe. Kevin holds an MBA from Loyola University. • Dineen Riviezzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) participated as a host in the Take a Student to Work program, providing women BC students the opportunity to experience a day with her at Kings County Supreme Court in New York. The program is sponsored by the Council of Women for Boston College. be counted for the class of 1990 participation goal: 606 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1990 Correspondent: Kara Corso Nelson email@example.com Theresa Shanahan Czeisler, associate member of the Council for Women of Boston College, participated as a panelist in the CWBC-MendelSociety-sponsored event “Preparing for a Career in Medicine: A Female Perspective” last November. The CWBC is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and as active participants in the University. • Please e-mail me and let me know what’s going on in your lives! Your classmates would love to hear your news! be counted for the class of 1991 participation goal: 716 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1991 Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno firstname.lastname@example.org Wow! It was an extremely slow month for class notes! With our reunion right around the corner, please make sure to send along your updates! It will be a fantastic weekend, so plan to be there! • I received a note from Kathy Barry: She is still living in the Raleigh, NC, area and is working as a special deputy attorney general with the NCDOJ. She also serves on the Leadership Committee of a relatively new alumni group, the Boston College Law Enforcement Alumni Network. She encourages all classmates who are in law enforcement (officers, agents, or prosecutors) to join the group. They are establishing a strong network and have some fantastic events planned! You can find more information at www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/ BTN/cpages/affinity/home.jsp?chapter=120. • Remember to check the alumni online community often for news of the reunion! There is also a class page set up on Facebook. Simply be part of the family at BC J o s e p h P i a n t e d o s i J r . ’ 83 J oseph Piantedosi Jr. ’83 joined the family business at 10. “Saturdays, I didn’t ride my bike to the park with my friends; I went to the bakery with Grandpa,” he remembers. “It was a big treat.” Now he’s executive vice president of marketing and business development at Piantedosi Baking Company, founded in 1916 by his grandfather, Salvatore, and now run by Joe and his cousins Tom ’73 and Bob Piantedosi. Salvatore delivered bread around Everett, Mass., in his horse-drawn wagon; today, Piantedosi ships bread all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean islands. At BC’s Carroll School of Management, Joe majored in sales and marketing and discovered his second passion. Professor Raymond Keyes helped him Joe Piantedosi ’83 is back in the bakery at convince his father, then company Piantedosi Bread Shoppe. president, that Joe had a vision for growing Piantedosi’s customer base and ought to have the chance to implement it. His father agreed to give him a year. “I was our first salesman. My father used to say, ‘This is my son, he’s only here for a year until he goes to law school.’ As I brought him customers, he stopped saying that.” Those customers now include major restaurant chains Uno’s, Papa Gino’s, the Hard Rock Café, the 99 Restaurants, and more. Now, Joe Piantedosi has come full-circle, back to the bakery floor. He recently designed and launched a European-style retail store, Piantedosi Bread Shoppe, in his home town of Winchester, Mass. Featuring artisan and gourmet breads, and managed by his wife, Julie, often with the help of their son Jared, 12, the Bread Shoppe is Joe’s newest passion—and, perhaps, a whole new business direction for his family’s 95-year-old company. Joe shared some thoughts with Boston College Magazine about business, BC, and life. what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life? how have you changed since graduation? Seeing Piantedosi products selling outside the U.S. I’ve matured. in your personal life? It’s where good Catholic Italian boys go! Watching my son mature into a young man. what is your fondest bc memory? The whole event of a BC Saturday football game. what is your next goal? why did you decide to attend bc? what is the secret to success? Find your passion—then give it your all. where is your favorite spot at the heights? Continuing to grow our business and brand. In the Quad, looking at the buildings and thinking of their history. what is one thing everyone should do while at bc? what would you do if you were bc president for a day? Savor every moment. Add more dorms so that all students could live on campus. for more of our interview with joe piantedosi ’83, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprofiles. class notes search for Boston College Class of 1991 and join us! • Hope to see you all in June! be counted for the class of 1992 participation goal: 500 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1992 Correspondent: Paul L. Cantello email@example.com Ed Smith, who is now writing under the name Ed Valentine, received a 2010 Daytime Emmy nomination for his work on Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents TV show. He was nominated in the category Outstanding Writing in Animation. Although another show took the prize, it speaks to Ed’s enormous talent to have received this honor after just two years in Hollywood. Ed twice won the Best Full-Length Play in the Northeast award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and three consecutive Irv Zarkower Awards from Hunter College (2000–2003) for his plays. Ed was also named one of 50 Playwrights to Watch in The Dramatist magazine of July 2007, and he’s held both a Dramatists Guild Fellowship and a Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship. • Dan Cavarello, JD’95, was elected in November as town judge in Tonawanda, NY (near Buffalo). Dan previously served as town attorney. • Rolando Albuja is a project accountant at Goody Clancy & Associates in Boston. • Pete Broding is a senior manager at HewlettPackard in Boston. Pete is accountable for the strategic implementation and uptime of multiple publishing and portal platforms in support of HP.com’s marketing efforts. be counted for the class of 1993 participation goal: 435 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1993 Correspondent: Sandy Chen Dekoschak firstname.lastname@example.org Happy 40th birthday this year to many in our 1993 class! May you all have blessed, happy, and healthy years ahead! • Please keep the good news coming—either e-mail me directly or post your news on the BC alumni online community at www.bc.edu/alumni/ association/community.html. • In January, Andrea Studley Knowles was elected a shareholder of the Boston civil litigation firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC. She focuses her practice on product liability defense, business litigation, and employment law. Congratulations, Andrea! be counted for the class of 1994 and effervescent three-year-old daughter Lilly. Sal is VP for enrollment management at Loyola University. He also continues to write music—some of his original songs can be found on YouTube and iTunes—and do live shows. He will be performing a concert at Loyola in June to raise awareness and support for the scholarship fund he established in his mother’s name. • In March, Fernando Pinguelo, JD’97, spoke at a panel discussion on “Virtual Crimes—Real Damages: Challenges Posed by Cybercrimes in the US and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals” at the University of Virginia School of Law. The discussion was hosted by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. Fernando’s practice areas include copyright infringement, electronic discovery, discrimination, and business torts, among others. • Alfonso Chavez is president of the management services company Mocha Media in LA. Recently, he has been working with KI, a Latin rock/funk duo formed by Gustavo Figueroa and Felipe Flandez, who came together in Santiago, Chile, in 2010. Alfonso is the executive producer of their first album, Acústico, a concept project developed while he was working on the pre-production of KI’s commercial album, Latino. Alfonso earned a graduate degree from Berklee College of Music in 1998. • Elena (La Gratta) Coppola joyfully welcomed her third child, Matthew Roger, on May 18, 2010. Big sisters Gabriela and Emilia love having a little brother join their family and look forward to cheering for BC at future football games. Elena and husband Joe, who is president of Coppola & Sons Construction Company, reside in Stamford, CT. • Lisa Orbe-Austin, MA’97, received her PhD from Columbia University in 2004. She and her husband, Richard, are psychologists in private practice in New York City. They were married in 2005 and have a daughter, Nia, who was born in August 2009. be 1995 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1994 Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane email@example.com Hello, everyone. You’ve been very quiet lately. Please send me a quick note about what you’ve been up to. If not, I may have to resort to trolling everyone’s Facebook pages for information! Here is what I have for you this month. • Sal Liberto, MA’08, is living in his hometown, New Orleans, with wife Amy participation goal: 568 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1995 Correspondent: Enrico Jay Verzosa firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Peterson is a vascular and endovascular surgeon affiliated with St. Louis University Medical Center, and he is also on the staff of St. Anthony’s Medical Center. In January, his work inaugurating the use of a nextgeneration stent in treating aneurysms was highlighted in an article in the St. Louis online publication STLtoday. To read more, go to www.stltoday.com and click on Health. participation goal: 375 counted for the class of be counted for the class of 1996 participation goal: 600 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/1996 Correspondent: Mike Hofman email@example.com In January, Kathleen Mullen was promoted to of counsel at Pepper Hamilton LLP, where she is a member of the commercial litigation practice group, working in the firm’s Harrisburg, PA, office. After BC, Kathleen went on to Temple University School of Law, 21 class notes where she was the articles editor of the Temple Law Review, graduating in 1999. She resides in Mechanicsburg. • Our 15th class reunion is just around the corner: June 3–5. I hope you will be able to come back to the Heights to join the celebration! be counted for the class of 1997 participation goal: 410 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1997 Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org Tim Doyle married Marla Bilonick on November 6 in Washington DC. Tim and Marla attended elementary, middle, and high school together; Marla went on to the University of Wisconsin for her undergrad degree. It was a joyous evening with many BC’97 graduates in attendance: Mark Sullivan, Steve Fogarty, Bobby Facundus, Matt Walsh, Mark Trowbridge, Don “D-Day” Rodzik, and Chris and Erin (Horney) Gannon. • Mark and Mary (Grace) Fraser welcomed their second child, Margaret “Maggie” Jean, on December 8. She joins big sister Maren. The Frasers recently moved to Medfield, where Mary stays home raising her two girls. • Jim and Alicia (Testaverde) Quealy welcomed their second child, Ryan Jameson, to their family on December 9. Ryan joins big sister Kaitlyn (3). The family lives in Framingham. be counted for the class of 1998 participation goal: 475 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1998 Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht email@example.com BJ Coakley married Rachel King (NYU’01) on June 19, 2010, in central Massachusetts. Alumni in attendance included Christopher Boscia MA’00, David Burns, Timothy Egan ’97, Gerard Feeney, Kristian Hedstrom, Robert Marchetti MBA’05 (Fairfield ’98), Matthew Nugent, Frank Paone, Jack and Lindsay (Nelson) Philbin, Michael Polak, Greg Stepka, and Brendan Williamson. Rachel and BJ currently live in Leominster. BJ is running the family dental business, Coakley Family Dental, in Fitchburg. Rachel finished her master’s in nutrition in December 2010 at Framingham State University and is a registered dietitian. • In October, Frank and Kara (Visconti) Blanco welcomed their second daughter, Isabella. Isabella joins her big sister, Siena (2). The family resides on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. • Mary Pat Lancelotta moved to Boston from New York last spring. She is now a strategic marketing director for a small, venture-backed cancer diagnostics company called Foundation Medicine. She wasn’t planning to move from New York, but this was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up, and she is very excited to work in the start-up environment. • Joe ’96 and Amy (Snyder) Janezic welcomed their first child, Caroline Elizabeth, on July 13, 2010. The family moved from Brighton to the South Shore of Massachusetts last summer. • In December, Michelle Knight, MBA’05, moderated a panel discussion on “The Bond Market Bubble” as part of the Boston College Wall Street Council’s Market Perspective series. Michelle, who was a Presidential Scholar at BC, is managing director of fixed income at Silver Bridge Capital Management in Boston. • In January 2009, Christine Matava started whomyouknow.com, which is maroon and gold on purpose and features the best of Manhattan and excellence everywhere. She writes under the pen name Peachy Deegan. View her website at www.whomyouknow.com. be counted for the class of 1999 participation goal: 450 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/1999 Correspondent: Matt Colleran firstname.lastname@example.org Correspondent: Emily Wildfire email@example.com Happy spring, everyone. We hope everyone had a great winter and wish you all a fantastic spring. Please keep the updates coming! • Peter Glazer is proud to announce the establishment of the Glazer Law Firm PC in Washington DC. The firm provides litigation and advisory services to businesses in DC and Virginia. Check out the website at www.glazerlawfirm.com. • Joshua and Kelly (Warren) Dodge welcomed their first child, Evan Matthew, on May 14, 2010. Kelly works as an emergency physician at Yale– New Haven Hospital and is also an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine. • Catherine Tucker was married to Christopher Marshall on August 21, 2010, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Ridgewood, NJ. The bridal party included matron of honor Julie (Tucker) Rollauer ’97, Karen (Tsacalis) Dow, Liz (Moon) Forth, and Stephanie (Verenis) Bolio. Whitney (Wise) Lloyd sang “Ave Maria,” and Alaina (Devasto) King did a reading at the afternoon ceremony. Other BC alumni included the father of the bride, Stephen Tucker ’68; brother-in-law/groomsman Thomas Rollauer ’97; Mary (Dundics) Blanton; Melissa (Gainor) Sosnowsky; Brendon O’Brien; Timothy Curry; Amy (Larsen) Pond ’98; Lisa (Stagno) Bagley ’98; and Nicole Estebanell ’98. The couple honeymooned on Maui. Chris is a graduate of Providence College and received his MBA from Babson. Catherine and Chris continue to work at Reebok, where they met. In January, Catherine was promoted to director of sales for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. She also continues to teach core fusion at Exhale Spa in Boston, now with fewer classes. Catherine and Chris live in Quincy. be counted for the class of 2000 participation goal: 739 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2000 Correspondent: Kate Pescatore firstname.lastname@example.org Happy spring, Class of 2000! • Kaitlen McGillivray Murphy accepted a position as the managing associate for Olmstead Williams Communications, a full-service PR agency in Los Angeles with clients in the technology, life sciences, and professional services industries. • Jennifer Marsico has been promoted to New York metro market portfolio manager, private client services, at PricewaterhouseCoopers. be innovative at BC K r i s t i n G r o o s R i c h m o n d ’97 K ristin Groos Richmond ’97 knows how to tackle a problem, and that skill has taken her from the Heights to Capitol Hill. Kristin’s BC education, grounded in the core curriculum, not only prepared her for success in business, but also trained her to think critically about social problems. After earning a BS in finance and accounting, Kristin spent three years as an investment banker in New York, where she also volunteered as a tutor to city students. In New York she discovered her talent for business and her passion for education, which led her to leave Wall Street to start a school in Nairobi. There she saw the undeniable link between malnutrition and poor school performance— an issue that parallels nutrition Kristin Gross Richmond ’97 puts quality on the problems in U.S. schools where excess menu in schools. fat and sugar cause disadvantages to learning. Upon returning to the U.S., she set out to solve this problem. Today, Kristin is the co-founder and CEO of Revolution Foods. The company designs healthy school menus with student and parent input and prepares nearly 60,000 school meals daily using fresh fruits and vegetables, hormone-free milk, antibiotic-free meats, and no preservatives. Recently, President Obama appointed her to the White House Council for Community Solutions because of her effectiveness in solving childhood nutrition problems. The secret to the success of the company, she says, is in “holding ourselves to an extremely high standard.” Her advice to others with innovative ideas? “It sounds simple, but just go for it!” what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life? how have you changed since graduation? Seeing the impact of our programs at schools and building an amazing team at Revolution Foods. I’m the same person with the same values, but I’ve just learned so much! in your personal life? I fell in love with the people at BC when I visited. For my husband, Steve, and me, it was becoming parents. what is your fondest bc memory? Tailgating on Shea Field. what is your next goal? Steve and I are learning to surf and having a lot of fun in the process! why did you decide to attend bc? what is the secret to success? Go for it! I was trembling on my flight to Nairobi, but I’m so glad I went. where is your favorite spot on the heights? The Mods and O’Neill Library. what is one thing everyone should do while at bc? what would you do if you were bc president for a day? Take the Perspectives class…absolutely amazing! I would find alumni who are applying traditional skills to socially impactful work and expose students to their ideas. for more of our interview with kristin groos richmond ’97, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprofiles. class notes She has been with the New York City office for almost 10 years. • Elena Villaseñor, a trial and appellate attorney and international trade attorney at Jackson Walker in San Antonio, TX, was accepted to the North Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio’s Leadership Lab Class of 2011. The Lab Class was developed to train a select few of San Antonio’s upand-coming business leaders to be effective pillars of the community. Elena earned her JD degree from the University of Southern California. • Kathleen Pollock was married to Kirk Kaminsky on June 26, 2010, in Simsbury, CT. Meghan Sullivan Blackwell, MEd’01, introduced the couple, and Fr. Neenan coofficiated the ceremony. Kathleen and Kirk honeymooned in French Polynesia on the islands of Moorea and Bora Bora. • Bill Dawson and Maureen Olsen ’04 were married on September 18, 2010, at St. Ignatius Church by officiate Robert VerEcke, SJ. The couple currently live in Watertown. Also on September 18, Wynndell (Blair) Bishop, MBA’07, married Lolita Walker in Virginia Beach, VA. Wynndell is a purchasing manager at the Boston Public Health Commission, and Lolita is a regional program manager with P&G/Gillette. They reside in Dorchester. • Brendan and Catherine Lacson McVay had their first child, William “Max” Maximillian, on September 7, 2010. The family lives in Westwood. • Alessia Josefine Cianfrocca was born to Michael and Adrienne Choy Cianfrocca on September 18. • Matt and Elisabeth Sullivan Greaney welcomed their first child, Nora, on December 10. The family resides in Oak Park, IL. • Nicholas and Megan Miller Smetana are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Henry Thomas, born on December 26 in Boston. Gabrielle (18 months) is enjoying her new role as a big sister. • Please remember that you can post your news on the online community through the Alumni Association website. Thank you for sharing your news! be counted for the class of 2001 participation goal: 796 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/2001 Correspondent: Erin Mary Ackerman email@example.com Francois and Sandi (Birkeland) Kanne joyfully announce the birth of their son, Carson James, on January 14. He was welcomed home to his BC football nursery by big sister Cali June. • Stephen Vogel, a native of Watertown, currently resides in Charlotte, NC. He is a director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s professional sports corporate and investment banking practice, which caters exclusively to the needs of the major leagues and their franchises nationwide, including stadium development and regional sports network financing. His roster of clients includes the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, the Dallas Cowboys, and the National Football League. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. • In February, Michael J. Marino was promoted to principal of Aurora Private Equity. He joined Aurora Capital Group in 2003, and then rejoined the firm after earning an MBA from Harvard Business School. Michael also serves on the board of directors of Anthony International, Douglas Dynamics, and Porex. be counted for the class of 2002 participation goal: 500 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2002 Correspondent: Suzanne Harte email@example.com Congratulations to Gareth Higgins, who married Emily Gordon, a graduate of Bridgewater State, on November 6, 2010, at the Ocean Key Resort on Key West. TJ McManus served as best man, and Dave Matteo and Kevin Miskel served as groomsmen. In attendance from Boston College were George Cahill ’99, Caitlin Rolfes Cahill ’05, Matt Dadaian ’99, Courtney McManus ’05, Jeffrey Gallant MA’08, Michael Bouche, Charles Matteo ’74, and Ryan Sweeney. Emily and Gareth currently reside in Brighton. • Jason Sinnarajah married Jessica Pohl in Napa Valley last June. Jason met Jessica while at business school at UVA, where they were both members of the Class of 2007. Among the BC Class of 2002 attendees were Mod 8-B roommates Dave Martens MBA’07, MS’08; Tim Libutti; and Timur Pakay. Kari (Knight) ’03 and Brody Stevens also were able to attend. Jason and Jessica are currently living in Tokyo, where Jason continues to work for Google. • Martha Plante and Brian Frydl were married on October 23, 2010, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Wilmette, IL. A reception was held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The wedding party included three BC alumni: Amy Tetreault, Jennifer Furlong, and the groom’s father, Edward Frydl ’69. In attendance were BC alums Bernadette O’Keefe, Rick Klein, Brian Ross, Neil ’00 and Ellen (Coats) Mendelow, Julie Ciollo, Susan Cook MA’04, Erika Chen, Angela Apodaca, Katy (Brennan) Dickman ’01, Erin (Fitzgerald) Casper, and Ali Hochreiter. Martha works for the federal government, while Brian owns a language services business. The couple live in a suburb of Washington DC. • Lisa and Chris Lambrix are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Sophie Elizabeth, on November 4, 2010. Sophie joins her big sister, Kayla Melanie (18 months), in their New Jersey home. • Brian and Maura (Hossack) Langan are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Siobhan Avery Langan, on January 3, 2011. be counted for the class of 2003 participation goal: 500 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2003 Correspondent: ToniAnn Kruse firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda (Gibbons) Minerva, MEd’04, and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second son, Joseph William, on January 14. Joseph’s big brother, Thomas, was thrilled to welcome him home. • Jennifer Lally married Richard Brown on September 11, 2010, in White Plains, NY. Gina Yianopoulos was the maid of honor. Other BC alumni in attendance included Mark Bushee, Elizabeth Cafiero, Tony Casco ’08, Alissa Chang, Claire Julian, Kristen Renzulli, Kadan (Swift) Sample, and Kate (Boyle) Scully. The couple spent their honeymoon on Kauai and Maui and currently reside in Bronxville, NY. • John Everett is now 23 class notes an associate at the Baltimore office of Franklin & Prokopik. A member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, he specializes in the areas of labor and employment and workers’ compensation defense. • Joe and Stephanie (Howling) Cacace welcomed a baby boy, Ryan Jonathan Cacace, on December 30, 2010. The newly expanded family lives in Watertown. Stephanie teaches social studies at Wellesley High School, and Joe is a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter. Congratulations to all on their happy news! • I hope you all survived the dreadfully long winter. Please e-mail me if you have any news you’d like to share in the next issue. be counted for the class of 2004 participation goal: 520 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2004 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf email@example.com Natalia (Quirk) Rankine-Galloway and husband Adrian welcomed their first son, Xavier Philip, to the family on February 19 at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. • In wedding news, Maureen Olsen married Bill Dawson ’00 on September 18, 2010, at St. Ignatius Church. Robert VerEcke, SJ, officiated at the ceremony. Bill’s sister Sarah Dawson ’06 and Alex Driver ’99, MAT’05, were in the wedding party. Alumni in attendance included Kevin Aulbach ’00; Emilie Castro ’05; Nari Chun ’05; Sang Eun ’05; Erik Hane ’00; Nina Lin ’05; Laura Spokas ’05, MEd’07; and Jenna Tine ’99. The couple live in Watertown. • Rima Griauzde married Nick Furiasse (Holy Cross ’04) in September in Chicago. Bridesmaids included Allyson (Trowbridge) Klein and Danielle Riccardi. Alumni in attendance included Kristen (Mitchell) Crowley, Izzy Crowley MEd’07, Alison (Fahey) Harrington MEd’05, Erin Mackey, Joseph Nicosia, Andrea Vollman, and Meghan (O’Donnell) Zuckerman. Rima and Nick graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 2008 and are resident physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. • Jason Buttorf married Laura Terlouw ’05 on May 21, 2010, at the Viansa Winery in Sonoma, CA. Joe Ballard was the best man. Other alumni in attendance included Lucy Bueti ’05, Sef Ghanem, Sarah Mahler-Ghanem, Adam Koneman ’05, Mike Lucarelli MS’05, Andy Maples, Andrea Overall, Liana Popkin ’05, and Mike Smith JD’07. Jason and Laura met in 2002 in the class of Professor Twomey ’62, JD’68. They have resided in San Francisco since 2005. • Lauran Mateus married Dave Winick on February 12 in Woburn. The wedding party included Eagles Janessa Buttaro ’03, MS’04, and Dave Matteo ’02. Other alums in attendance were Erica Camilo DiNitto ’03, Dave Howarth, and Kristen Ricchi. Lauren and Dave reside in South Boston, where Lauren works as a nurse manager. • In other news, Elizabeth McElaney joined the Illinois law firm of Swanson, Martin & Bell in November. Elizabeth received her JD from Suffolk University Law School in 2010 and was recently admitted to practice law in both Illinois and Massachusetts. • Robert Harper, a trusts and estates associate at Farrell Fritz PC, has been appointed vice chair of the Legislation and Governmental Relations Committee, Trust and Estates Law Section, of the New York State Bar Association. Robert is a frequent contributor to the firm’s New York Trusts & Estates Litigation blog. He is also a special professor of law at Hofstra Law School, where he teaches the Moot Court Competition Seminar and coaches several moot court teams. Robert, who earned his JD from Hofstra, also serves on the school’s Recent Alumni Committee. He resides in Garden City, NY. • James Johnston has joined the board of directors of the Family Service League. He is currently director of real estate for King Kullen Grocery Co. on Long Island. be counted for the class of 2005 participation goal: 1,000 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2005 Correspondent: Joe Bowden firstname.lastname@example.org Shannon Donovan recently obtained her master’s in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University, and she was the recipient of the Professionalism Award. She is now working as a physician assistant and as deep-brain stimulation program coordinator in OHSU’s neurology department. • Lisa Davis was recently inducted into the 2011 Women’s Beanpot Hall of Fame. She was BC’s ice-hockey goaltender for four years and won two Joe Bertagna awards as the Beanpot’s top goalkeeper. In that position, Lisa’s name appears in almost every all-time record category at BC. Currently, she lives in Sweden and plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy. be counted for the class of 2006 participation goal: 1,000 track your progress: reunion year bc.edu/classes/2006 Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori email@example.com / 845-624-1204 Correspondent: Tina Corea TinaCorea@gmail.com / 973-224-3863 April Rondeau and Domenico Martinez were married on October 16, 2010, in Hartford, CT, at Holy Trinity Church; a reception at the Society Room of Hartford followed. In the bridal party were Jacqueline LeGrand, Katherine Koster, Kathryn Humora, Daniel Delaporta, and Timothy Westfield MEd’08. Other alumni in attendance were Erin Hogan MEd’07; Lindsey Martelli; Alysha Blassberg ’07; Meaghan Whalen ’07; Amanda Grazioli ’07; Robert Spence; Benjamin Thompson; and Aimee Delaporta ’09, MEd’10. • Matthew Collier is a captain in the Marines; he flies Cobra attack helicopters. He has been at sea since late August, aboard the USS Kearsarge as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sailing in the Gulf of Aden, and occasionally conducting exercises in Djibouti (where Matt had to make an emergency landing due to a fuel tank malfunction). On January 15, Matt and his unit were to join existing Marine units in Helmand province, near Kandahar, in south central Afghanistan, one of the Taliban strongholds; fighting has been heavy there for several years. As Matt puts it, “No surprise that they put Marines in the toughest area.” Matt and his colleagues can use your prayers. • In be a superfan at BC S t e p h e n ( S t e v e ) V o g e l ’01 T he world of professional sports is more than just fun and games. Stephen Vogel ’01 understands this more than most. As a director in Bank of America’s Sports Finance & Advisory Group, he helps finance projects across all major professional athletics leagues. A sports fanatic since a child, Steve still cannot believe where his career has led. Although he travels the country to meet with team owners, commissioners, and other stakeholders from the National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB), the Watertown, Mass., native’s favorite teams are still at home in Beantown. Steve talks with the reverence of a longtime fan about his work with the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox front offices and Fenway Sports Group. Steve Vogel ’01 on the sidelines during an NFL “I have a sincere interest in the game in the newly built Cowboys Stadium. players, coaches, and owners, so it’s easy to be passionate,” he explains. “Plus, I deeply enjoy the business side of it, so two loves are married in my work.” Steve is also quick to mention that even though he now lives in Charlotte, NC, he remains a devout Superfan. In fact, he says, his love of BC Athletics was part of the reason he chose BC. “I grew up loving the University. Plus, the Carroll School of Management really prepared me for what I’m doing now. My job is unique; I wouldn’t have had this opportunity without BC.” what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life? how have you changed since graduation? Meeting Jerry Jones, the famed owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, while working on projects to finance the newly constructed behemoth that is Cowboys Stadium. My network of friends, colleagues, and loved ones extends all over the world now and has broadened my perspective. in your personal life? My marriage this coming June. what is your fondest bc memory? I have a few: watching The Jerry Springer Show every afternoon in Medeiros Hall with friends freshman year; my senior year, celebrating the men’s ice hockey team’s 2001 NCAA National Championship in the Mods; and the BC movie channel. what is your next goal? Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012. what is one thing everyone should do while at bc? why did you decide to attend bc? It was the only college where I felt a true, deep connection to the community. what is the secret to success? Hard work, surrounding yourself with people who challenge you, and a little luck. where is your favorite spot on the heights? Football tailgates on Shea Field. what would you do if you were bc president for a day? Review the endowment’s investment portfolio and negotiate with the Carroll School of Management’s Dean Boynton [’78, P’13] for an honorary MBA. Study abroad and take four years of a foreign language. for more of our interview with steve vogel ’01, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprofiles. class notes February in Palm Beach, FL, Will and Anthony Nunziata launched a new concert, described by The New York Times as displaying “an engagingly brassy professionalism.” In collaboration with award-winning director Eric Michael Gillett and musical director/ arranger Tedd Firth, Will and Anthony have created a brand-new concert act that celebrates the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook and also explores the power of family, love, laughter, and the quest for one’s individual purpose, passion, and, ultimately, happiness in life. The concert includes fresh duet arrangements of classic songs including “Something’s Coming,” “I Believe in You,” and “Make Someone Happy,” to name a few. For more on Will and Anthony, visit www.WillandAnthony.com. • Kristen Skarupa and Benjamin Lindeman, MS’07, are happy to announce their marriage on June 12, 2010, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull, CT. Donald MacMillan, SJ’66, MDiv’72, officiated; Tara Abbott and Leslie Abbott served as maids of honor; and Tim Henderson was the best man. The bridal party also included Eagles Jen Murillo ’05, John Kanca, Sarah Wojtusik JD’10, and Christopher Robinson. Many other BC alums from the Class of 2006 were present, and Ben and Kristen were announced into their reception to “For Boston.” The couple honeymooned in Hawaii on the Big Island, Oahu, and Kauai. They currently reside in Norwood. be counted for the class of 2007 participation goal: 600 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2007 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Bernabei, JD’10, married Carlos A. Muñoz on October 10, 2010, at St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont, NY. Members of the bridal party included maid of honor Diane Bernabei ’14 and bridesmaids Shannon Harrington and Megan Goosman. Kathleen Smyth, MEd’08, read the prayers of the faithful. Other BC alumni in attendance included Meghan Tubridy; Nicole Capobianco; Katie Burch; Anthony DeMarco; Lauren Sommer ’08, MSW’09; Olivia (Clark)’03 and James Dolce ’03; and Michael DeSola ’90. Congratulations to Lisa and Carlos! • Tajiddin Morris (Dean) and John Siravo ’09 (Ravo) formed the group Dean and Ravo be and are quickly gaining momentum on the music scene. They recently released their first full-length project, titled A to B, and their first release, “Walkin’ Around,” is quickly approaching 100,000 views on YouTube. The guys are currently booking shows in the New York City area, but they will soon be venturing out of their home state to reach music lovers far and wide. They appreciate the great support of several BC alumni in the area and hope to reach more people in the BC community soon. You can find them at www.DeanandRavo.com. be counted for the class of 2008 participation goal: 760 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2008 Correspondent: Maura Tierney email@example.com Molly Kruger and James Naples were married on June 19, 2010, in Lakeville, CT. The wedding party included fellow BC alumni Michael Naples, Robert Shaw ’06, Matthew Dolan, Timothy Kruger ’13, Kate Butler, Cariana Loehr, Elizabeth Gianatasio MEd’09, Stacy Brown, and Julie Bulman. • Returning to his hometown of San Francisco just in time for the Giants’ World Series championship— which was quite reminiscent of arriving in Boston in September 2004 just prior to the Red Sox World Series win—Davis Fields recently joined the technology start-up company Next Issue Media in Palo Alto, CA, as a product manager. Davis is responsible for creating applications for downloading and reading magazines on smartphones, tablets, and the web. be counted for the class of 2009 participation goal: 650 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2009 Correspondent: Timothy Bates firstname.lastname@example.org Belated congratulations are in order for our first Class of 2009 marriages! In 2010, Matt Kelty and Leslie Meyer, MS’10, were married on August 7 in Boulder, CO. Also, Benjamin Westcott and Victoria Burgman were married on September 11; they met freshman year, when they both played in the BC “Screaming Eagles” Marching Band. • Chris Miller is a counted at BC make your gift today at www.bc.edu/maroonandgold 25 class notes product and marketing analyst and device communications manager at ROAM Data, while also writing for TheYuppieDilemma. com. • Arielle Summers is working at DD172, a media arts collective in New York City, as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Dash Publications and Dash Films. • Lauren Galinsky is on the procurement team at Partners In Health. • Alex Prounis is an economic and valuation services associate at the Boston office of KPMG, focusing on global transfer pricing. • Leyna Figliozzi received her MEd in moderate special needs from BC and will be teaching special education journalism, writing, and English classes at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, NY. • Elizabeth Eiland completed the JVC program in Seattle, WA, and now attends the Master of Social Work program at Washington University in St. Louis. • Danielle Shields completed the JVC program in Berkeley, CA, where she worked as a case manager at the Berkeley Food & Housing Project’s Women’s Overnight Shelter. She now works as a hostess at Philadelphia’s premier Japanese restaurant, Azie. • Jennifer Simmons is working as a nurse at Milton Pediatrics while completing her master’s degree in pediatric nursing at BC. • Kaitlin Ryan is working on a nursing degree from Georgetown University. • Nicole Lefrancois is in her second year with the Baltimore Teaching Corps as a pre-kindergarten teacher at City Springs Elementary/ Middle School. • Charlotte Martin earned an MEd in moderate special needs from BC and is teaching in a second-grade sheltered English-immersion classroom in West Roxbury. • Sam DeGiovanni is in an underwriting graduate program with Aspen Re in London. • Ana Perez is working in the marketing department of Saladmaster in Arlington, TX. • Jessica Schugel is an analyst in home decor at Target.com. • Su-In Park is a programs assistant for finance, communications, and operations in alumni relations at Northeastern University. • Erin Breen is a registered nurse on the cardiac unit at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Brighton. • Paula Aguilera is working as an RN on the well baby nursery and postpartum unit at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. be counted for the class of 2010 participation goal: 688 track your progress: bc.edu/classes/2010 Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney email@example.com Kaelan Sullivan is living in London, pursuing her master’s degree in gender, development, and globalization at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During the spring term, she is also began an internship with Women for Women International. • In the Boston area, Carrie Peterson is currently the marketing manager at eRelyx, Meghan Dembski is on the Financial Services office audit staff at Ernst & Young, and Kyra Shekitka has been working as an allocation analyst at TJX in Framingham. • Ryan Arredondo recently began his new job as an investment associate at NYLife Securities at their headquarters in New York. • This summer, Amanda Keele will be also be relocating to New York City, as she has accepted a position at Grant Thornton’s downtown office as a tax associate in their financial services practice. • Lauren Haumesser recently wrapped up six months of teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and is now working toward a master’s degree at the University of Sydney in Australia. • Clare Sweeney graduated from the Lynch School and is currently pursuing an MEd in speech-language pathology at the University of Virginia. • Patrick Barr has joined the US Navy and recently completed basic training at the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. The eight-week program included classroom study as well as practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. • Thanks to those who sent in updates this quarter. Please keep letting us know what you’ve all been up to! carroll school firstname.lastname@example.org Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In February, Harry Lane, MBA’71, was appointed acting dean of the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University. He joined Northeastern’s faculty in 1999 as the first Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor of Global Business and has also served as codirector of the Executive MBA Program and as director of the Institute for Global Innovation Management. • Also in February, Richard Brutti, MBA’83, was appointed CEO of VizStar, Inc., a provider of private aviation charter brokerage services. During his career, Richard has founded multiple companies, most recently Mind Your Own Business, a radio show for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs that he also co-hosts. • Ran Harel, MS/MBA’02, has joined SFC Associates, a securities and financial consulting firm, as VP. Ran holds a bachelor of law degree from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. • Christine Hersey, MBA’03, is currently working at Wedbush Securities as an analyst covering solar stocks. • Orlando Visbal, MSF’05, has been promoted to the position of VP at Analysis Group, a provider of economic, financial, and business expertise to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. • In November 2010, Christopher Lamb, MS’08, relocated to San Diego, joining Althea Technologies as a senior accountant. connell school email@example.com Cushing Hall, Room 201 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In March, Victoria Niederhauser, MS’86, was named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will take up her new post on August 1. Victoria is currently associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii, where she has served for the last decade in various leadership capacities, including department chair and director of nurse practitioner programs. Her scholarly interests focus on child and adolescent health promotion and disease prevention, and she is the editor of Core Review for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (Mosby, 2007). • Last November, Paul Arnstein, PhD’97, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. He is a clinical nurse specialist for pain relief at Massachusetts General Hospital and the author of Clinical Coach for Effective Pain Management (FA Davis, 2010). • Erika Barrett, MS’01, is currently a hematology oncology nurse practitioner at the MGH Cancer Center. In January 2009, she was honored as the first recipient of the center’s HematologyOncology Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding service in caregiving, teaching and mentoring, and collaborative teamwork. gsas McGuinn Hall, Room 221-A Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 617-552-3265 Cecile Chu-chin Sun, MA’70, has just published a book, The Poetics of Repetition in English and Chinese Lyric Poetry (University of Chicago Press). Cecile is an associate professor of Chinese literature and poetry at the University of Pittsburgh. • In February, Teresa Amott, PhD’80, was named president of Knox College in Galesburg, IL. When she begins her new position on July 1, she will become the first woman to lead the school in its 174-year history. Teresa is currently provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. A Smith College alumna, Teresa earned her PhD in economics from BC. She is coauthor of Race, Gender, and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the United States (South End Press, 1991; revised 1999). Teresa is also active in the Geneva community, working with the Boys & Girls Club and supporting other efforts to advocate for those in need. gssw firstname.lastname@example.org McGuinn Hall, Room 123 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Class notes for the Graduate School of Social Work are published in the GSSW Magazine. Please forward submissions to the above address. law school Vicki Sanders email@example.com 885 Centre Street Newton, MA 02459 Class Notes for Law School alumni are published in the BC Law Magazine. Please forward all submissions to Vicki Sanders at the above address. lynch school Director of Alumni Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 www.bc.edu/alumni In March, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Thomas A. Daly, MEd’96, to be the first auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Jose. Fr. Daly is currently the director of vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and also serves as president of Marin Catholic High School. His episcopal ordination will take place on May 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose. A San Francisco native, Fr. Daly is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco. He earned his MDiv from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park and was ordained to the priesthood in 1987. • Mary Lou Jackson, PhD’02, is the new chair of the Initiatives Committee of the Council for Women of Boston College. • Last year, Elizabeth Hogan, MEd’02, earned National Board Certification in music, early and middle childhood, from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Elizabeth teaches music in the Albuquerque Public Schools. stm School of Theology & Ministry email@example.com 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800 Class Notes are published in Called to Serve, the School of Theology & Ministry’s magazine. Please forward submissions of 50 words or less, including school, degree, and graduation year, to the address above. wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 firstname.lastname@example.org 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290 On January 31, Joseph McLaughlin ’88 was among 10 recipients to be given the Lewis Hine Award by the National Child Labor Committee. Joe is the director of Youth Programs at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services in New York City. For 15 years, he has been working with teens and young adults who have had problems with the law. The young people are required to complete their high school education or obtain a GED, work part-time, and become involved in recreational activities and sports. The program has been successful in attaining a low recidivism rate. Congratulations, Joseph, on this welldeserved recognition. • Also, congratulations to Bill ’74 and Kathie McCarthy ’75, who recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Kathie and Bill keep busy, and somehow they find time to be involved with the town of Framingham as elected town meeting members. • Condolences are extended to the families of Patricia McDonald Lucey ’73, who died in October 2010, and Edward Bryant ’50, who died in February 2011. • Happy spring! obituaries 1930s James W. Fay ’39 of Braintree on December 7, 2010. Walter H. Grady ’39 of Toledo, OH, on November 10, 2010. Louis J. LaCivita ’39 of Attleboro on February 28, 2011. 1940s William P. Smith, OMI, ’40 of Tewksbury on February 15, 2011. Thomas J. Finnegan Jr. ’41 of Falmouth, formerly of Brighton and Milton, on February 16, 2011. Joseph E. Kelly ’42 of Milton on March 7, 2011. Alfred M. Donovan ’43 of Lynnfield on March 21, 2011. Harry Lukachik Jr. ’43 of Stratford, CT, on December 19, 2010. Henry J. McCusker, Esq., JD’43, of Naples, FL, on December 15, 2010. Martin J. Coleman Jr. ’44 of Wayland on January 23, 2011. Paul C. McCann ’44 of Hull on February 4, 2011. Joseph P. Murphy ’45 of Natick on January 21, 2011. Dorothy V. Schrader, MA’46, of Branford, CT, on February 22, 2011. Lawrence R. Byron Jr. ’47, CAES’71, of Woburn on March 14, 2011. Joseph Kenney, Esq., JD’47, of Medway on January 18, 2011. Walter J. Sullivan ’47 of Hingham on March 8, 2011. Robert K. Houlihan ’48, MS’50, of Hilton Head, SC, on November 14, 2010. Robert L. Lynch, MA’48, of Mashpee on November 25, 2010. Raymond H. Carr Jr. ’49 of Newport, RI, on February 25, 2011. Edward F. Dwyer ’49 of Longmeadow on February 15, 2011. George J. Gruber Jr., MSW’49, of Shrewsbury on January 13, 2011. William P. Johnston ’49 of Woburn on January 14, 2011. Paul P. Kane ’49 of Cincinnati, OH, on February 20, 2011. Theodore H. Stavro ’49 of Bedford, formerly of Newton, on March 21, 2011. 1950s Edward C. Bryant WCAS’50 of Brewster, formerly of Wellesley Hills and Naples, FL, on February 17, 2011. John P. Clougherty ’50 of Boston on January 24, 2011. Walter E. Donnelly ’50, MA’53, of Winchester on December 28, 2010. Robert P. Farrell Sr. ’50 of Framingham on March 23, 2011. Donald A. Gillis ’50 of Seabrook, NH, on December 31, 2010. James T. Kane Jr. ’50, MSW’52, of Attleboro on January 24, 2011. Peter J. King ’50 of North Oaks, MN, on March 14, 2011. Francis E. Powers ’50 of Centerville on November 21, 2010. Eugene J. Ratto, Esq., ’50, JD’51, of Wellesley on January 28, 2011. Charles A. Romsey ’50 of Middleboro on January 2, 2011. Daniel J. Shea ’50 of West Roxbury on February 14, 2011. John F. Zamparelli, Esq., JD’50, of Medford on January 15, 2011. West Paul J. Byrne Sr. ’51 of Springfield on June 26, 2010. John R. Cosentino, Esq., JD’51, of Smithfield, RI, on January 13, 2011. James A. Cronin ’51 of Barnstable on January 19, 2011. James F. Driscoll Jr. ’51 of Melrose on December 23, 2010. Timothy J. Guinee Jr. ’51 of Topsfield on January 3, 2011. William A. Harwood ’51 of Longwood, FL, on March 26, 2011. Francis P. Kennedy ’51 of San Francisco, CA, on May 31, 2010. George E. Lonergan Jr. ’51 of Reading on February 19, 2011. George M. Loveless Jr. ’51 of Wakefield on January 27, 2011. Robert L. McLaughlin ’51 of Rockland on January 21, 2011. William J. O’Brien ’51 of Plymouth on February 22, 2011. John G. Pyne ’51 of Wilsonville, OR, on January 23, 2011. Timothy F. Ryan WCAS’51 of Commerce Township, MI, on February 9, 2011. James J. Sheehan ’51 of Sanford, NC, on March 11, 2011. Richard C. Stevenson ’51 of Green Harbor on January 15, 2011. Richard K. Trudo ’51 of New Smyrna Beach, FL, on September 28, 2010. David F. Birmingham ’52 of Colorado Springs, CO, on March 2, 2011. Albert S. Cicoria ’52 of Dorchester on March 12, 2011. Thomas G. Cullinan ’52 of Vero Beach, FL, and Lynnfield on January 14, 2011. John F. Hughes, Esq. ’52, JD’57, of Bethesda, MD, on December 15, 2010. Thomas F. McGrail ’52, MA’53, PHL’53, PhD’77, of Port Orange, FL, on January 17, 2011. Thomas J. Middleton Jr. ’52 of Tucson, AZ, on February 2, 2011. Philip Mitchell ’52 of Pocasset on February 23, 2011. Jeremiah F. Murphy, Esq., JD’52, of West Chatham on February 25, 2011. Paul S. Stanton ’52 of Marshfield on March 5, 2011. Joseph T. Sullivan, Esq., ’52 of Winchester on February 9, 2011. Albert G. Tierney, Esq., JD’52, of Norwell on January 4, 2011. William L. Whelan ’52 of Laguna Niguel, CA, on January 9, 2011. John F. Hughes ’53 of Concord on November 23, 2010. Robert J. Rowe, Esq., JD’53, of Springfield, VA, on February 14, 2011. Charles W. Weddleton Jr. ’53 of South Yarmouth on March 11, 2011. William H. Zirkel ’53 of Clinton, formerly of Sudbury and St. Augustine, FL, on January 13, 2011. M. Louise Butler, MEd’54, of Salem on January 11, 2011. John E. Curley, Esq., JD’54, of Ross Township, PA, on March 13, 2011. William J. Lewis ’54 of Holbrook on September 28, 2010. James P. O’Connor, MSW’54, of Georgetown on February 11, 2011. Frank K. Ward ’54 of Fishkill, NY, on December 24, 2010. Matthew J. Burke ’55, MEd’67, of Coventry, RI, on May 15, 2010. Thomas J. Dunnigan ’55 of Marlborough on December 17, 2009. David W. Henning ’55 of Fountain Hills, AZ, on December 13, 2010. Thomas F. Izbicki ’55 of Naples, FL, on November 14, 2010. William O. Matthews ’55 of Bronxville, NY, on January 27, 2011. Charles M. McCollam ’55 of Bethel, CT, on January 12, 2011. John J. Moran ’55, MSW’58, of Providence, RI, on February 22, 2011. James Morgan, SJ, STL’55, of Weston on February 7, 2011. Margaret C. O’Connell, MSW’55, of Belmont on July 5, 2010. Anne H. Golden ’56 of Alpharetta, GA, on March 6, 2011. Paul T. Leary ’56 of Lynnfield on January 3, 2011. Joseph F. Long ’56 of Watertown on January 22, 2011. Mary Constance Monahan, RSM, MEd’56, of Cumberland, RI, on February 18, 2011. Jeremiah M. Splaine ’56, MA’65, of Houston, TX, on December 1, 2010. Marian O’Leary Atkinson ’57 of Scituate on January 7, 2011. John T. Conway ’57 of South Yarmouth on January 21, 2011. 27 obituaries William R. Kane ’57 of Holyoke on September 18, 2010. John F. Powers ’57, MBA’64, of New Canaan, CT, on February 13, 2011. Arthur L. Sullivan ’57 of Surfside Beach, SC, on December 23, 2010. Robert C. Wilson ’57 of Medford on February 20, 2011. James R. Collins ’58 of Polson, MT, formerly of Farmington Hills, MI, on November 10, 2010. Aaron B. Coville Jr. ’58 of Framingham on February 6, 2011. Edward A. Densmore ’58 of Lanham, MD, on January 29, 2011. Dennis F. Griffin ’58 of Hingham on February 15, 2011. Paul S. Grip ’58 of Shrewsbury on January 3, 2011. Mary Andrea Martell, RSM, MA’58, of Cumberland, RI, on January 13, 2011. Louis A. Rizzo ’58 of Knoxville, TN, on November 16, 2010. Rita Loretta Stumpf, SGM, ’58, MS’68, of Orlando, FL, on January 23, 2011. Robert A. Berra ’59 of Ocala, FL, on January 9, 2011. Joseph E. Gilligan Jr. ’59 of Laurel, MD, on December 12, 2010. Bernice Grolimund ’59 of Colton, CA, on January 5, 2011. Mary Ann Lynd Schrobsdorff ’59 of Cape May, NJ, on December 28, 2010. 1960s William James Crowley ’60 of Jamaica Plain on September 14, 2010. Harry Paul Ganley Sr. ’60 of Independence, OR, on December 25, 2010. Henry A. Gill Jr., Esq., WCAS’60 of Tampa, FL, on November 29, 2010. Leona Greenfield, OM, MEd’60, of Windham, NH, on January 16, 2011. Donald L. Larkin, SJ, MA’60, LST’67, of Weston on January 20, 2011. James M. O’Donnell WCAS’60 of Dover, NH, on February 9, 2011. James J. Rush ’60 of West Roxbury on February 23, 2011. Edward R. Sullivan ’60 of South Weymouth on January 16, 2011. Philip H. Sullivan Jr. ’60 of St. Simons Island, GA, on December 1, 2010. Marilyn Rose Young, MA’60, of Cambridge on March 4, 2011. Helen Driscoll, RSM, MEd’61, of Windham, NH, on February 3, 2011. Mary V. Casey Henaghan ’61 of Lynnfield on January 8, 2011. Robert Paul LeBlanc ’61 of Gorham, ME, on February 9, 2011. Peter K. Miller ’61 of Newport, RI, on January 2, 2010. Edward J. Stanton WCAS’61 of West Roxbury on January 11, 2011. Joan M. Delory ’62 of Middleton on January 14, 2011. Mary Eileen Foley, RGS, ’62, MEd’66, CAES’79, of Marlborough on January 30, 2011. Josephine A. Kohler, MA’62, of Tacoma, WA, on January 24, 2011. Normand R. Laporte, MSW’62, of Acushnet on March 4, 2011. Bessie Chambers, PhD’63, of Milton, FL, on December 24, 2010. John J. Downs Jr., MA’63, of Mashpee on February 7, 2011. Joan Cardiff Eckweiler ’63 of Syracuse, NY, on March 5, 2011. Walter E. Erwin Jr. ’63 of Falmouth on February 15, 2011. Paul F. Galligan ’63 of Framingham on January 25, 2011. Kathleen Rahaim Perez ’63 of Quincy on January 13, 2011. Diane M. Rocheleau ’63 of Millbury on March 24, 2011. George A. Wilkinson, MA’63, of Needham, formerly of Newton and Fall River, on March 8, 2011. Kenneth James Bissett ’64 of Fall River on October 25, 2010. Charles W. Freeman, MEd’64, of Southport, NC, on July 6, 2010. Joseph F. Hand ’64 of Charleston, SC, on May 19, 2010. Robert E. McGinnis ’64 of Worcester on March 6, 2011. William R. Monahan ’64 of Arlington on February 27, 2011. Mark L. Patenaude ’64 of Forest, VA, on January 14, 2011. Michael I. Prochilo, MA’64, of Peabody on September 14, 2006. Sargent Shriver Jr., LLD’64, of Bethesda, MD, on January 18, 2011. Joseph T. Snow ’64 of Leavenworth, KS, on February 14, 2011. Rex M. Dye, MSW’65, of Spokane Valley, WA, on December 6, 2010. John H. Galligan Jr. ’65 of Niskayuna, NY, on January 24, 2011. Kathryn J. M. Kerrigan ’65 of Marshalltown, IA, on March 17, 2011. Richard A. Kosiorek ’65 of Devon, PA, on December 25, 2010. Emilie F. Athanasoulis, Esq. ’66 of Wellesley on March 13, 2011. Doris H. Wise Heller NC’66 of Brentwood, TN, on February 11, 2011. Robert B. LeLieuvre ’66 of Roswell, NM, on December 1, 2010. Douglas Hugh McCay, MA’66, of New Orleans, LA, on December 27, 2010. Donald P. Ricklefs, Esq. ’66 of Boxford on March 28, 2011. Marjorie Kramer Wilker NC’66 of New York, NY, on December 9, 2010. Kathryn Gallagher Briggs ’67 of Clewiston, FL, on October 30, 2010. Robert H. Cunningham ’67 of Dorchester on December 5, 2010. John A. Journalist ’67 of Mashpee on January 4, 2011. John D. Kane ’67 of South Weymouth on January 31, 2011. Kathleen Gelinas Polk NC’67 of Baltimore, MD, on December 12, 2010. Kevin M. J. Slyne ’67 of Weymouth on February 20, 2011. Anthony Ambrogio, SDP, WCAS’68 of St. Petersburg, FL, on February 7, 2011. Natale C. Caruso ’68 of Winchester on January 29, 2011. Francis X. Drew ’68 of North Easton on January 9, 2011. James M. Koloski ’68 of Sandwich on January 30, 2011. Gerard C. McElhinney ’68 of Foxboro on November 26, 2010. John R. Androski ’69 of Bolton on December 8, 2010. Thomas A. Busch ’69, H’04, of Anchorage, AK, on November 1, 2010. Mary Murphy Costello NC’69 of Stamford, CT, on February 16, 2011. Joseph F. Flynn, Esq., JD’69, of Brookline on January 20, 2011. 1970s Stephen T. Barry ’70, MA’72, PhD’80, of Chestnut Hill on March 13, 2011. Robert J. Baronowski ’71 of Goffstown, NH, on February 6, 2011. Walter J. Kelley Jr. ’71 of Braintree on January 11, 2011. Ruth T. Martin, MEd’71, of Cedar Rapids, IA, on February 25, 2011. Joseph Villani, MBA’71, of Glenmoore, PA, on December 27, 2010. Joan M. McParland, MS’72, of Boston on March 10, 2011. George J. Pijewski ’72 of Milton on November 19, 2010. Mary Crumlin, MPH’73, of Cotuit on January 21, 2011. Elizabeth Govatsos, MEd’73, of Ukiah, CA, on February 7, 2011. Paul Iannaccone ’73 of West Roxbury on March 24, 2011. Patricia M. Lucey WCAS’73 of Concord, NH, on October 10, 2010. Tatiana Roodkowsky NC’73 of Sturbridge on September 2, 2010. James K. Bubien ’74 of Pelham, AL, on January 11, 2011. Kathleen Sullivan Burke ’74 of Needham on January 20, 2011. Edward J. Davenport ’74 of Pembroke, formerly of Fort Pierce, FL, on November 27, 2010. Rita L. Leonard WCAS’74 of Littleton on February 3, 2011. Peter B. Martin, MEd’74, PhD’83, of Southborough on April 8, 2005. Earl Sharfman, DEd’74, of Scottsdale, AZ, on October 30, 2010. David M. Thorp ’74 of Medfield on January 9, 2011. Ronald E. Lasky, Esq., JD’75, of Salem, CT, on February 18, 2011. David Minor ’75 of Dedham on February 26, 2011. Patricia Mary Tyrrell NC’75 of Wellesley on March 9, 2011. Gregg B. Warren ’75 of York Beach, ME, on August 17, 2010. Maelyn Sigal Arvedon ’76 of Chestnut Hill on March 2, 2011. Thomas E. Doty ’76 of Rockaway, NJ, on February 24, 2011. Brian P. Lozier ’76 of Burlington on February 13, 2011. Arthur B. McBain ’76 of Boston on January 24, 2011. Paula M. Mee ’76 of Marion on January 25, 2011. Mary Adolorata Watson, OSM, MA’76, of Omaha, NE, on May 31, 2010. Robert L. Brown, MA’77, of Riverside, RI, on March 15, 2011. Martin J. Golub, Esq., JD’77, of Washington DC, on January 29, 2011. Mark K. Lallande ’77 of Tampa, FL, on January 26, 2010. John J. Roman WCAS’77 of Newton on February 9, 2011. Andrew M. Young, Esq., JD’77, of Ashland on April 16, 2010. James Arthur Boudreau Jr. WCAS’78 of Lee on December 1, 2010. Joyce Lynne Donchess, MEd’78, of Laguna Beach, CA, on February 22, 2011. Susan Kemper Coyne ’79 of Buckhead, GA, on November 1, 2010. Richard A. Ducott Jr. ’79 of Melrose on May 1, 2010. Harry W. McKay, DEd’79, of Dedham on March 1, 2011. Deanne Silk Rosenberg, Esq., JD’79, of Milton on November 21, 2009. Claire Ann Torla, FSSJ, MST’79, of Hamburg, NY, on December 23, 2010. 1980s Mary Elizabeth Beinar, MEd’80, on Milford, NH, on February 15, 2011. Beatrice Imperiali ’80 of New York, NY, on July 4, 2010. George R. Pearsall WCAS’80 of Lowell on February 18, 2011. www.bc.edu/alumni faculty and staff deaths Adelaide Lalli, of Chestnut Hill, Dining Services employee for 35 years, on March 20, 2011, at age 88. She is survived by her husband George, daughters Diane White and Linda Lindsey, and brother Carmen DiMuzio. Rita Leonard, of Littleton, Massachusetts, IT Administration and Purchasing employee for 43 years, on February 3, 2011, at age 61. She is survived by her husband Raymond Bresnick and her sister Jean Leonard. Julie M. Connelly ’81 of Milton on September 3, 2009. Donna K. Books ’83 of San Antonio, TX, on February 4, 2011. Elizabeth S. Killian, MS’83, of Hamilton, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011. Kathleen Reilly Murphy WCAS’83 of Randolph on November 3, 2010. Rosemary Buzza Klein WCAS’84 of Timonium, MD, on March 6, 2011. Marie Francette Holes, CSJ, CAES’87, of Baden, PA, on November 24, 2010. Linda Jane Barnes, MBA’88, of Needham on March 7, 2011. Nancy R. Johnson Starefos, PhD’89, of Dunnellon, FL, on November 27, 2010. 1990s John Patrick Mahon, OFM, MA’90, of Loudonville, NY, on March 6, 2011. Douglas Murphy Sr. WCAS’92 of Quincy on March 2, 2011. Robert R. Harrington ’95 of West Roxbury on February 12, 2011. Nancy M. Henrikson, MSW’95, of Worcester on January 8, 2011. Elizabeth Winter Eaton, JD’97, of Morganville, NJ, on December 3, 2010. 2000s Stephen F. Foley Jr. ’02 of Quincy on March 17, 2011. Kristin Kalliche, MS’05, of Brookline on February 13, 2011. Joanne Voutsiotis ’09 of Westlake, OH, on February 7, 2011. The obituary section is compiled from national listings and notices from family members and friends of alumni. The section includes only the deaths reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information to: Office of University Advancement, More Hall 220, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. JAMES VYNER spirit of service volunteer engagement rises 90 percent since campaign launch B oston College alumni have long displayed pride in their alma mater, but since the Light the World campaign began in fall 2008, BC graduates have increasingly demonstrated that devotion to the University in a way that makes all the difference: volunteer participation. Since the campaign launch, alumni and parent engagement has risen a remarkable 90 percent—with a recordsetting 3,700-plus graduates and parents now giving their time and talent back to BC on a regular basis. Expanding volunteer service to the University is one of four key campaign goals, and BC community members around the world and from every class have answered the call, boosting participation by more than 25 percent each year. “Boston College alumni know the value of service,” says Alumni Board President Dineen Riviezzo ’89. “As students they embraced the Jesuit ideal of ‘men and women for others,’ and as alumni they enrich so many worthy organizations with their volunteer work. Through the campaign, alumni and parents are realizing in increasing numbers that BC, too, needs their assistance to grow as a positive force in the world.” Volunteer engagement enriches the BC experience for the entire University community, and those who wish to provide ongoing, meaningful service can pursue opportunities that match their own interests. Affinity groups, such as the Real Estate Council and the Council for Women of Boston College, have flourished, tracking record participation by providing graduates and parents with ways to reconnect with the University through their professions, whether they work in finance, technology, or the arts. Similarly, BC volunteers want to get involved? BC volunteers reconnect with the life of the University while making a difference in the lives of fellow graduates and current students. Choose your opportunity: affinity groups, alumni chapters, alumni committees, class activities, and more. Take the first step at www.bc.edu/volunteer. Through volunteer engagement, Boston College alumni are reconnecting with the University and each other like never before, including those members of the London Chapter who welcomed Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo in February. have helped expand the Alumni Association Committees, which now number nearly a dozen and enable members to develop programming in areas that range from career services and spiritual life to student involvement. A record number of Eagles give back regularly through their local chapters as well and since the campaign launch have helped expand the University’s international presence with new BC chapters emerging in France, China, and South Korea. “All BC alumni want the value of their degree to increase,” says volunteer Victoria O’Kane ’06. “By giving back, we not only make BC a better place for today’s students, through mentoring opportunities and other volunteer work, we also make BC a much stronger 29 advancement institution for the future.” O’Kane encourages her class to stay engaged with the University through her work on her 5th Reunion Committee. Each year more than 600 alumni like O’Kane help make possible Reunion Weekend, both encouraging classmates to make a reunion gift and planning their class party. Last year, nearly 5,400 alumni and guests returned to the Heights for the festivities, while many of those who volunteered for reunion continue to make a difference for BC. “Volunteering is often at the back of people’s minds, and I encourage all those considering giving back to take the first step,” says O’Kane. “They’ll soon realize that volunteering can lead to a deep and fulfilling BC connection.” embracing the mission bc community advances school of theology and ministry at three-year mark T he School of Theology and Ministry (STM) concluded its third academic year this spring with a burgeoning international reputation and a growing honor roll of nearly 600 alumni, parents, and friends who have supported the school since its founding in 2008. STM is the first new professional school to be established at Boston College since 1952, furthering BC’s aim to become the world’s leading Catholic university and theological center. Located on Brighton Campus, the school trains Jesuits and other candidates for the priesthood alongside women and men pursuing lay ecclesiastical ministries and other faith-based service. “STM is set up as a theological school that is a professional school within a national research university,” says Dean Mark Massa, S.J., MDiv’80. “This model has great potential. And it’s a bold move, because you’re balancing loyalty to the Catholic Church, and the training of faithful ministers in the Catholic Church, with loyalty to academic rigor and the standards of a major research university.” BC donors have been inspired by the school’s global appeal—STM welcomes twice as many international students as other BC professional schools—coupled with its commitment to academic excellence. The school’s more than 400 students learn from the largest assembly of Catholic theologians in the nation, taking courses with prominent religious and lay scholars from both the STM faculty and BC’s Department of Theology. “I graduated with degrees in both finance and theology, so I felt compelled to support the school philanthropically to say thank you for my education,” says Trustee Brien O’Brien ’80, P’11. “I was able to help the University live out its institutional values and to acknowledge an area that was key to expanding my education in a way that I never thought possible. The work that STM is doing is important to the future of the Catholic Church.” Donor generosity enhances graduate financial aid, enables STM to hire and retain talented faculty, and provides studentfaculty research assistance. The BC community also helps make possible opportunities to contribute to a student-run academic journal, join immersion trips, minister to BC undergraduates, and participate in symposia on Hispanic ministry and other critical issues. “Regardless of where donors direct their support at STM,” says O’Brien, “they can be assured that their philanthropy will help the school to flourish.” GRETCHEN ERTL illuminations Michelle Maglaty ’79 and Ken Mostello ’79, MS’93 current residence Carlisle, Mass. undergraduate major Michelle: Marketing; Ken: Computer science occupation Michelle: Director of Finance, Expertek Systems; Ken: President and CEO, Expertek Systems favorite bc activity Michelle: Singing with the University Chorale; Ken: Attending Eagles football games How do you remain involved in the life of the University? Our daughter Elise is a graduate student in the Lynch School of Education, so we inevitably find reasons to be on campus. We especially enjoy attending the Clough Colloquium series, take in an occasional hockey game, and attend as many Shaw Society and BC Technology Council events as we can. What does the Light the World campaign mean to you? Like many graduates, we have watched with pride as BC has become one of the nation’s finest universities. The campaign provides the means to accelerate that growth, whether it’s strengthening financial aid so BC can maintain an admission policy that is both “need blind” and meets students’ full demonstrated need or funding capital projects that foster academic excellence. These goals touch us personally, and we feel compelled to support the institution that helped form who we are today. Why did you support the School of Theology and Ministry with your campaign gift? We felt that its needs were the greatest. In a world that is increasingly secular, drawing talented young men and women into religious vocations is challenging. We chose to create an endowed scholarship that will help committed students pursue their goals. We’re proud that our support affirms the University’s heritage and enhances the school’s ability to serve the spiritual needs of both its students and the greater Roman Catholic faithful. 30 advancement w w w . b c . e d u / l t w time and talent Read about the remarkable surge in volunteer engagement in this issue’s Light the World campaign section, and make a difference at www.bc.edu/volunteer. The annual Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner honors those who advance Boston College in the Jesuit spirit of “men and women for others.” Through their gifts of time and talent, they illuminate a path of service and leadership for the entire Boston College community. Join them in giving back. And help Boston College to light the world. The 2011 Distinguished Volunteer Award recipients, honored March 25 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, are (back row, from left) Philip W. Schiller ’82; Kim D. Gassett-Schiller; Charles I. Clough, Jr. ’64, P’87, ’93, ’98; David T. Griffith ’68, P’00, ’02, ’06; (front row, second from left) Danielle V. Auriemma ’10; and the Class of 2005 Reunion Committee represented by Timothy Harvey ’05; Stephanie Miles Klock ’05; and Doug Wakefield ’05. Photograph by Rose Lincoln