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2004 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf 703-863-6715 Katie Gillick married Daniel McClean on October 3 in St. Louis, MO. Fr. Neenan officiated the Mass, and Laura Bucks was a bridesmaid. The couple live in Chicago, where they both work. • Genevieve Curcio married Brendan McGuinness on September 26 at St. Patrick’s on Long Island. Classmates in attendance included Dan Amato, Richard Freed, Andy Kampf, Emily Kearns MA’05, Victoria Larkowich, Dennis Mahoney, Beth McNally, Brett Peterson, Suzie Pomponio MEd’06, Nicole Prairie JD’09, Ross Pytko, Pat Ryan, Kelly Wallace, and Kim Young. Other alumni included best man Sean McGuinness ’97, Amie Chang ’05, Craig Genualdo ’98, Danielle Levy-Genualdo ’98, James McGuinness Jr. ’60, Hugh O’Kane ’00, and John O’Rourke ’02. The couple live in South Boston, where Brendan is an accountant, and Genevieve is a clinical social worker. • Jennifer Sullivan married Timothy Mathien on August 29 in Warwick Neck, RI. Classmates in the bridal party included Ashley Brown, Adriane Hinman, and Diana Wood MBA’08. Classmates in attendance included Andrea (Phiambolis) Brockway, Deirdre Jennings, Benjamin Spera, and Sara Webby. The couple reside in Sydney, Australia. • Kristen LaMonica, MS’05, married Pasquale Pontoriero on August 23 at St. Ignatius. Alumni in the bridal party included Bryna LaMonica MBA’02, Marisa Policastro JD’07, and Kristen Richard MS’05. Alumni in attendance included Robert Amara, Michael Archambault, Jacob Berry, Christopher Burns, Jameson Crowley ’06, Jennifer Elfstrom MA’05, Jessica Franco MS’05, Brad Gibson, Jeffrey Gubitosi ’96, Jeffrey Rallo, James Russo, Stephen Ryan, Robin (Lech) and Robert Shoemaker, Michelle Tebsherany ’06, and William Watt. • Coleen Elstermeyer married Terence Hines on August 1 at St. Ignatius. The bridal party included Courtney Luther ’06, Shannon (Langan) Tomaszewski, Daniel Tortola MBA’07, and Jennifer Velys. Other alumni in attendance included David Bliss, Willis Brucker, Kelly Crowther, and Paul Tomaszewski ’05. The couple reside in Cambridge. Coleen serves as chief of staff in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and Terry works at Wellington Management Company. • In other news, Jessica Walker received a graduate degree in comparative law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. During her studies, she was a rower, twice qualifying for and once medaling at the French University Nationals. • Kimberly Lamendola received an MS in health sciences and a physician assistant studies certificate from George Washington University last August.




Correspondent: Joe Bowden 95 Harvest Lane Bridgewater, MA 02324; 508-807-0048 Curtis ’02 and Ena (Hilaire) Bolden were married on August 31, 2008, in Randolph. Attendees included Ihioma Adighibe, Martsyl Joseph, Steve Hilaire ’11, Jerome

sweet music s music recorded by a physics major art or science? Yes.


Christopher McLaughlin ’04, said physics major, is a musician and self-proclaimed gearhead who has parlayed playing in a BC rock band into operating a much-soughtafter sound recording facility. The 1867 Recording Studio, named for the year of its construction as a Masonic temple just outside of Boston, is where McLaughlin mixes imagination with expertise. “Physics helped me understand why I wanted to do things like splay the walls of my control room 12 degrees,” he says, “and build bass Christopher McLaughlin has combined his traps that use friction to absorb love of rock music and physics into an exciting low-frequency sound energy.” new venture. McLaughlin joined three members of the Class of 2001—Ryan Heller, Rob McCaffrey, and Brad Parker—to form Aberdeen City, which cut its teeth on campus before performing over 200 shows nationwide from 2001 to 2009 and making an album and several EPs. After the band stopped touring, McLaughlin discovered the unused temple that he has transformed into what Boston Magazine has dubbed “Boston’s best recording studio.” Local bands and artists often book McLaughlin’s cavernous space, but the lineup also includes those from New York and beyond—he recently recorded London-based Fanfarlo, for instance. Below, McLaughlin provides some additional notes: what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life?

how have you changed since graduation?

No particular moment, just recording and creating.

I hope I’m getting a better sense of what’s important in life.

in your personal life?

why did you decide to attend bc?

Every moment with my grandfather, Chet Perkins. It didn’t matter what we were doing, it was by far the happiest, most confident feeling one could ever experience. Spending time with my immediate family gives me a very similar feeling.

Because the campus was beautiful. I didn’t realize how much more I would get out of it.

what is the secret to success? When I find out, I hope someone will still want to interview me, so I can share it with everyone.

what is your best bc memory? Hanging out with Mike Ticcioni, my freshman year roommate. Also, attending an antiwar protest in the Dust Bowl with Sociology Professor Stephen Pfohl and an amazing Jesuit who had spent time in Kurdistan. Those things are really what BC was about to me.

what is your next goal? Clean up the studio. It’s a total mess.

what is one thing everyone should do while at bc?

where is your favorite spot on the heights? I love the new architecture of Higgins Hall. Can I build a studio there?

what was your favorite bc class? “Images of Deviance and Social Control” with Stephen Pfohl. Even when I was there, his classes were booked, but if you can get into it and are passionate, it’s worth waking up for at any hour.

Go to class!

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