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Fisher Today Spring/Summer 2012, Volume 7, Issue 2

A Fisher College Alumni Publication

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The Fisher College Fashion Show never goes out of style! sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm Alumni hall 116 Beacon Street, Boston Reception immediately following the show. Featuring the work of firstand second-year Fashion Design students. ......... Want to be involved in the show? Email or call (617) 670-4455.


greetings alumni and Friends, These are very exciting times at Fisher. We are experiencing record growth and expansion while continuing to create a strong and durable foundation for students. over the last several years, we have experienced many positive changes at Fisher: recordbreaking enrollment, expansion of degree programs, a competitive athletics programs, and a new internet café in the mall of the Boston campus named “The Falcon’s nest”. These changes, as well as the aggressive recruitment of talented faculty and staff, all signal a strengthening of our desire and capacity to become an institution of excellence.

Table of contents This Just In: Fisher News.............. 2 An Interview with Dr. Ann Clarke...4 Faces of Fisher.................................. 5 Paris Bound......................................10

in september 2011, we welcomed 336 new students, representing the class of 2015 as part of a total student body of almost 800 students to the Boston campus. students hail from all over the globe, and are receiving one of the finest educations available. as we review our progress and look ahead, Fisher college has been approved to offer a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is on track to offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal Justice. This year, many students were able to continue their educational journey due to the direct support provided by more than 400 donors. We appreciate every gift regardless of size. We are moving toward meeting a challenge grant of $75,000 in support of The Common Experience, a first of its kind for Fisher college.

Alumni Advantages........................14

Finally, Fisher college is hitting the road this winter, spring, and summer to inform alumni and friends about what we are doing and get re-acquainted. i look forward to meeting many of you in new York, virginia, Florida, and illinois – just some of the areas we will be traveling.

Fisher College: Out & About.......15

For Fisher,

Call for Mentors...............................11 Fisher Athletics................................12

Class Notes..................................... 16 dr. Thomas m. mcgovern president


This Just in

As seen on the front cover, introducing first year student Rob Crowe as the Fisher Falcon!

Fisher news new Bachelor’s degree in Psychology Fisher College’s proposal for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology was approved on November 29 by the Board of Higher Education and we are preparing for the second step, NEASC approval. ‘ Assistant Professor of dr. tünde turi-markovic, Psychology, will serve as Program Director for the new degree.

virtual tour and facebook Application launched Take a narrated “walk” around campus buildings and hotspots in the neighborhood. This interactive feature helps introduce prospective students to the campus. The tour includes a gallery of 360º photos of different areas within the college, including the 118 Lobby, cafeteria, the student center, and residence halls, among others. Visit to visit campus.

Center for leadership in Public service to Participate in study on forensic evidence in sexual Assault Cases The Center for Leadership in Public Service (CLPS) is part of a research team collaborating on a research project entitled, “Forensic Evidence and Criminal Justice Outcomes in a Statewide Sample of Sexual Assault Cases.” The research team consists of researchers from the Children and Family Research Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, St. Xavier University in Illinois, and the CLPS. The 18-month project begins in January of 2012 and is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The research team will collaborate on producing the final report as well as presentations at professional conferences and articles for peer reviewed scholarly journals. For more information please contact Alex Wagner, Director of Institutional Research at 617-236-8879 or ranks fisher in top tier, a consumer group that publishes online university rankings, has released its list of the Best Colleges Online, for an affordable online business degree at the bachelor program level. Fisher College ranked #20 on the Get Educated online college rankings for our online Bachelor’s Degree in Management. heidi demello, N. Attleborough Site Coordinator, was recently voted President of the Ten Mile Chapter of Business Networking International, the largest business networking organization in the world.

falcon’s nest open for Business After months of anticipation, the Falcon’s Nest opened its doors. It features grab and go items such as snacks and sandwiches as well as Fisher merchandise. freshman is finalist in Bso’s Project deBussy For the first time a Fisher College student design will walk the runway at Boston Symphony Hall for the annual fashion contest. Freshman teresa Calabro, a native of Merrimack, New Hampshire, will compete on February 2, 2012 with her gown inspired by the music of Debussy. All the dresses will be unveiled at Copley Place February 9 – 16 and the Liberty Hotel’s Fashionably Late fashion show on April 19. Breakfast Panel discussion on Adoption: Psychology, human services & Gender studies Please join us at our Boston campus on Tuesday, March 6 from 8:00am to 9:30am. Learn about the complex and enduring issues surrounding adoption, foster care, and family connections with Fisher alum Cindy mcGuiggan ’85, Treasurer, and Paul Shibblehute, Legislative Chair/New England Regional Director American Adoption Congress. Woodrow Wilson fellow kate o’neil to visit Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Kathleen O’Neil will be on campus from Tuesday, March 20 through March 24, 2012. Ms. O’Neil’s expertise in global financial markets, leadership, and ethics make her an ideal match for Fisher and a catalyst for discussion in all of our programs. heather Carpenter, Director of Career Services, presented at the CRMA (Career Resource Manager’s Association) Conference in June about “Creative Solutions for Lone Ranger Offices”. Congratulations to david lindberg, Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Associate Director of Admissions, on his 100th win with the Fisher Falcons Men’s Basketball Team! dr. danielle herget, Associate Professor, Humanities and Theatre traveled to the Popular Culture and American Culture Association of America Conference in San Antonio, TX to present “Circus Catching Fire: The Politics of Distraction in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games Trilogy.”

We love A Parade Cheer on Fisher Cheerleaders (left) at the South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, March 18, 2012.


Alumni, family & friends Weekend This past October, a three-day block party happened along Beacon Street. Friday kicked off with the Athletics Hall of Fame, where over 70 Falcon boosters celebrated the Teams of the Decade and welcomed thomas englehardt ’09 into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The first ever Alumni Basketball Game was played at the home court in Lynn, MA. Parents and friends of current students explored school halls and toured Boston. Over 80 alumni from 15 states and spanning classes 1946 to 2007 toured campus, residences, and took classes with Fisher faculty. Especially touching was the twenty-five members of the class of 1961 who celebrated together, many who haven’t seen each other since they graduated 50 years earlier. Capping the weekend off was a brunch in the Ballroom where alumni learned ways they can mentor current students.

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october 12-14, 2012 Alumni, fAmily & friends Weekend 2012

Everyone is invited but if your class year ends in a 2 or 7, this is your milestone Reunion year. Rally your classmates! Become a Reunion Committee Chair. Contact Kristen Sherman at or call 617-670-4419.

spring Convocations at fisher College Alumni hall, 116 Beacon street, Boston 12:30pm -1:30pm free and open to the public

Johnny earle, founder of Johnny Cupcakes

Jason Connell, from Changing the World 101

Barbara kirwin, Ph.d, forensic Psychologist

Wed., february 15, 2012 Meet the entrepreneur who turned a simple idea, joke, and hobby into a multi-million dollar business using nontraditional business methods and innovative marketing strategies.

Wed., march 21, 2012 Learn how he sought to change the world and how his travels to China ended up changing him.

Wed., April 18, 2012 Hear what it is like to be a criminal case expert who has examined highprofile and notorious criminal defendants in the NYC area.

Top: Class of 1961 on the stoop Middle: Thomas Englehardt ’09 and father Bill Englehardt Middle: Amy Goodell ’04, Katie (Condon) Merrill ‘01, Lisa Wright ‘01, Mary (Nolan) Halbrooks ‘01 Bottom: Kyle VanOfferen ’07 and Lauren Oles ’06 For all the photos visit:


an interview with

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director of spiritual life and outreach programs By isabelle Baggetta ‘12

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Ann Clarke has lived in Hawaii and England, but her roots are in Cambridge and Concord, MA. She attended Middlebury College, Andover Newton Theological School, and earned her Ph.D. from Boston University. At Fisher, she is the student advisor for The Common Good, the Interfaith Dialogue Group, the Sustainability Committee, and the Spiritual Explorations Program. Read on to learn how she connect students with countless opportunities to do good for others as well as themselves. What moved you to become a professional “do-gooder”? A professional do-gooder! I don’t know about that. Henry David Thoreau had this quote about how if anyone ever came with the intention of doing him good, he’d run for his life! If I do things that are helpful for other people, it ends up helping me as well. For example, when we go to the area soup kitchens, their appreciation and their good-spiritedness makes me feel better too. That is what inspires me, that it goes both ways. Also, I come from a close family who inspired me, my father was a meteorologist and my grandfather was an ecologist. I was always outdoors and in nature seeing how everything is interrelated. Growing up near Harvard Square in Cambridge from 1965-1970 was very influential. There was a lot of emphasis on peace, justice, and equality so I think being there really helped instill those values in me as well. did you have a mentor growing up?


Growing up, the minister of my church did a lot of work in the seventies for peace and justice all around the world. He “walked the talk.” He was friendly and warm but also an absent-minded kind of a character— a very relatable man. He’s one of the reasons I wanted to study religion and ministry.

how do fisher students inspire you? I love the diversity here at Fisher. I find the students to be open and there tends to be a mix of various religions and ethnicities. Students here are very accepting of people’s little quirks and differences and struggles. Sometimes, when people come from difficult places it can lead them to put others down that are different because they say to themselves, “well at least I’m not like them.” But I find a lot more often Fisher students are supportive of one another. Very often I’ve been impressed. What organizations do you and the students work with? We serve three soup kitchens: the Friday Night Supper Program at the Arlington Street Church; the Wednesday Night Supper Program at the Paulist Center on the Boston Common; and the Tuesday Night Supper Program at the Church of the Advent on Brimmer Street. The first two are very large, serving 150 people. The other one is smaller and a more intimate experience. We also work with the Women’s Lunch Place, Ellis Memorial Children’s Center, Hale House, Esplanade Association, tutor in the Boston Public Schools. For 2012, we are working toward increasing non-violence initiatives. how about the habitat for humanity trips? Where have you gone and what have been the best memories? The past two years have been so wonderful! At both Tampa, Florida and Macon, Georgia, our groups became like families. The highlight of these trips for me though is when we do some structured reflection with the students. I’m impressed with how seriously students take it. I like connecting what we’re doing to our spirits ate in and our thoughts. It makes it an articip ms? nt to p a W o r p gra extra meaningful experience. f these rke,

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Faces of Fisher globeTrotters the reach of a fisher education is truly global. these alumni are working and traveling around the world. read how they are spreading the influence of fisher College.



orn and raised in Winthrop, MA, Mary became an Optometric Technician right out of Fisher College. Along the way she discovered running. She followed her passion and has been in the fitness industry ever since. Mary is the Vice President of International for Saucony, a global leader in running shoes and apparel. She spoke to students in November 2011, here’s what she had to say.

What part of your education has helped you the most? Taking that first step after high school into a bigger, entirely new environment can be very challenging. The supportive environment that I found at Fisher and the challenging curriculum combined to create a confidence building and ultimately very rewarding experience. What role did mentoring play in your success? First of all, my experience has shown me that sometimes you are lucky and someone will offer to mentor you and sometimes a company will have a formal mentoring program, but most often you will need to take it upon yourself to seek out mentoring. I have sought out mentors at different times and for different situations depending on their expertise as well as our relationship. Based on your experience, how can students best prepare for their careers? It is extremely competitive, which requires you to be more prepared than everyone else. Take advantage of all the opportunities around you now to gain experience and knowledge. By trying different things you’ll learn more about your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Now is the time to experiment!

Running Around the World mary o’Brien ‘77

Mary O’Brien

What’s the corporate culture at Saucony? Our corporate culture is very health oriented. We have some great runners and athletes on our staff, although not all as fast as we used to be! Our company mission is to “inspire every runner on every run on every day”. There’s a regular group that runs at lunch each day and we have group runs at our sales meetings and company outings. It’s a great bonding experience and also provides product testing. What countries has your job taken you to? Most of my travels in this role have taken me to Europe, which is our largest market outside of the USA. This year I also visited Japan, Australia, and Taiwan. I do love Europe, and having lived in Amsterdam for 4 years, it always seems like coming home. I always enjoy going to new places and seeing the differences in cultures and geography. Locally, do you have a favorite place where you run? I am lucky enough to live near the ocean so any run along the ocean’s edge is always my first choice. It’s so beautiful and looks different every day. Since your visit to the Boston campus last fall, what are you most surprised by about Fisher now and why? I was pleasantly surprised to see such a diverse student body. What a change from the 2 year all-girls school of the 70’s! A great energy could be felt just walking through the mall. I was very impressed with the career preparation that is being offered, and a little jealous that we didn’t have that back in the day.


Where do you want to be in 5 years? I hope to have doubled the size of Saucony’s International business and still be running around the world.

international citizen Arjun sinha ‘12

Pictured here with mentor Professor hollis davis


was born in India. I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 11 years, and since the millennium, my immediate family has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. My favorite place in the world is Cape Town. The mountainous landscape covered in vineyards, beautiful beaches, and, of course, the tip of Africa where the two great oceans collide.

After high school in Johannesburg, my parents gave me the option to go abroad to continue my studies. During my research, I came across Fisher College. Being a person who loves the city life, fast-paced environments, and diversity, Boston seemed like a great bet. What better place is there to be than right in the middle of it all at Fisher? One of my favorite courses was Business Law where I was able to relate various legal issues with current events in the business world, which was very absorbing. I also loved Public Speaking. As simple as it may sound, it was one course that had a large impact on improving my ability to communicate. My favorite instructor, who is also my advisor, is Professor Hollis Davis, the head of the Computer Science department. My concentration is Computer Information Systems. Her positive attitude and love for what she does is contagious. She sincerely cares about the success of each

and every one of her students. Two of my other mentors are my Mom and Dad. They are active business people and entrepreneurs and encourage me to be the same. Being part of Fisher is pretty much the same as being part of a family. The small, personal nature of the school allows the students to interact with their peers and professors in a way that builds close relationships. I have found that every professor at Fisher loves what they do and this can be seen by their enthusiasm. When I traveled home for breaks I had great internships. While at a software company, Celstra Infocom, I was allowed to attend meetings with representatives of a large financial institution. I observed how the executives conversed, interacted, and saw how decisions are made. I had to present my research to board members and key stakeholders which was nerve-wracking. I wouldn’t call it my worst experience but rather the most challenging experience. My internships have led me to get a job as part of the sales support team in the Interactive Entertainment division at e4e Inc., an IT Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing Company with offices in the US, UK, and India. Congratulations on your new job Arjun!


small Town girl goes global Jessica Warner ‘10


left Bridgton, Maine — the quintessential small town and perfect New England vacation spot — in search of a college that offered a hospitality degree. I found Fisher College and made the exciting move to the big-little city of Boston. My favorite course was Destination Geography. How can you not love a class that teaches you about all the wonderful vacation destinations the world has to offer? My favorite instructor was Professor Nancy Pithis. Not only was she an energetic and engaging professor, she became my second mom while living in Boston. That’s just one of the many great benefits about attending a small school. I am a proud member and alum of the Fisher College Drama Club. My favorite show was Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits in which our fearless director Professor Danielle Herget abridged several different Shakespeare plays into one-act scenes. There’s nothing more fun than playing queen of the fairies and a drunken pirate all in one night. I have traveled internationally at least once a year, sometimes up to three times a year! It’s difficult to pick a favorite place: if I’m craving fun in the sun, the Gold Coast of Australia; for adventure and heaps of culture, Guatemala; for the winter holiday season, I dream of shopping the Christmas markets in Prague. Next I’m off to Spain and Morocco.


I’ve been pretty lucky with just going with the flow of life and taking opportunities as they present themselves to me. I’ll be happy wherever I am, doing whatever, as long as I can still travel and spend time with the people I love.

Whirling Dervish


y first job out of Fisher was working with Ann W. Kelly, a famous aviatrix. She gave me responsibility as a 19 year old graduate and challenged me daily. My job was to draft the Northeast Airlines Company newsletter and take care of all business while she lobbied in Washington, DC. Much earlier, deep in my young consciousness was President Eisenhower’s call for young people to learn a foreign language and culture. On my 21st birthday, I was called to Washington where I had secretly applied to the Dept. of State and was accepted as Foreign Service Staff. My first duty was to report to Ankara, Turkey, a country I fell in love with, learned the language, and returned twice, 50 and 55 years later.

“my first duty was to report to ankara, Turkey” Beverly (lydon) Peyser ‘55

I will never forget how the Home Residence plan and scholarship allowed me to attend Fisher. Through this nontraditional financial aid program, I lived and worked and became a part of the McLean family in Winchester, MA. I also supplemented my tuition by working as a waitress for two summers in Rockport, MA. For students attending Fisher today, I can emphasize that one’s education combined with a work ethic provide a way to build character, deal with adversity, and shape life’s unforeseen goals and challenges. Fisher’s location in a rich, urban environment offers endless opportunities to explore options. You never know when life’s experiences will lead to steps unforeseen – the skills at Fisher will help you respond and succeed beyond your dreams. For example, did I know that working in the U.S. mission’s Ankara Industry Division 55 years ago would lead me to becoming an urban planner in New York City in the 1960s? I helped lead an effort to save a Carnegie Public Library, renovated a junior high school cafeteria and worked on zoning issues which provided open space plazas by law, and served for four years on Community Board 8 on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, appointed by the Mayor of New York City. It all started at Fisher, my love of the beautiful architecture and exposure to the arts in Boston led me to my current focus on supporting the arts both as a musician, artist, and writer. My advice to students is to look, listen to your inner voice, find your passion and follow it. Beverly co-leads Great Decisions International Discussion Group and plays cello in a string orchestra in Sarasota, Florida. She also is affiliated with the U.N. Women and Florida’s Learners to Leaders program, a group of 23 high school women who committed to studying and researching issues that impact women throughout the world.


Host your next event at Fisher college

Space available at our Back Bay/Boston campus for private events, including small weddings, showers, cocktail receptions, and trainings. Rental locations include classrooms, conference rooms, Alumni Hall, One Arlington Street Ballroom, and the Trustees Reading Room. For inquiries, please contact Shiela Lally, Dean of Students at or call 617-670-4421.

Paris Bound

Fisher students are once again heading to Europe for an opportunity to enhance their educational experience. Professor Rich Metzger, Program Director for Hospitality & Tourism and head of the college’s study abroad program, and emily Banis stoehrer, Program Director for Fashion Design and Merchandising, began planning the trip a year ago and eager students signed up last May. “The students are so excited! Many of them have never left New England and they are just beside themselves to be traveling to the Fashion capital of the world.” Emily says. The experience begins in January when students will begin to take part in a specially designed course. This interdisciplinary course, taught by five faculty members, will help students buff up on their knowledge of French history, art, culture, and language. While they are in France, students will journal and even blog about the trip on the college website as they travel to some of Paris’s biggest tourist attractions.


The trip also includes special visits to a fashion atelier or workshop, a day at Versailles where amongst the treasures of pre-revolutionary splendor students will learn about Louis XIV and fashion leader, Marie Antoinette, and a voyage to the castles of the Loire Valley where Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel spent her youth. The trip is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

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Fisher College students have been busy preparing for the “real world.” Hear firsthand how the Life After Fisher College series has impacted students. Thank you to all of our alumni who volunteered and participated! Painless Networking “[One thing I learned is] we should always be dressed professionally, especially as students. We should also wear a jacket, because that is a symbol of power, and makes you look sharp.”

Crooked Career Paths “I enjoyed and appreciate the opportunity of getting to know these four women’s careers and how they got there. It was very inspiring and taught me to persevere.” Cristian Cruz ‘12

Mock Interviews for Seniors “I hadn’t been in a real interview process before, so the mock interview helped me to see my strengths and weaknesses, and what to expect for my first real interview.” Carla Perez ‘12

nicole donovan ‘12

Helping Professions “Overall, I learned a lot about where life can take you. It makes you wonder if you are even going to end up in the field that you envisioned yourself in while in college. It was great to see where they started and where they are now, the diversity in their experiences and the love that they have for their careers is great. Someday, I will come back to Fisher and tell my story!”

Informational Interviews “There is so much advice and wisdom to be shared amongst people who have the same interests and goals in not only career paths but life in general. The information I received from Mary DeBaggis ’86 definitely confirmed my interest in the visual merchandising field.” karissa halloran ‘11

Carolina Brea ‘11

Here’s your chance to get involved!

Contact Heather Carpenter, Director of Career Services, at to volunteer for an upcoming event. Career Search Strategies that Work! Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Etiquette Dinner Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12:30pm – 1:30pm Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon St, Boston Young alums are back on-campus to teach you techniques they used to find a job after college.

6:00pm – 8:00pm The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Which fork do I use? How should I fold my napkin? When do I order dessert? $5, RSVP required.

Calling Mock Interview Volunteers! Friday, March 30, 2012 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sign up as an interviewer for a 2 or 4 hour block.

Top 10 Things Interviewers Hate to Hear Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00pm – 7:00pm Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street, Boston Learn what not to say from these tried-and-true hiring experts.

Internship Fair Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:30pm – 2:00pm Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street, Boston Meet prospective students looking for internships.

Internship Presentations Friday, April 27, 2012 2:00pm – 5:00pm Ballroom, One Arlington Street, Boston


Fisher athletics introducing

The Fisher Athletics Department is very excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned athletics webpage, In addition to headshots and bios of all student-athletes, the site features videos, articles, and enhanced stats and standing pages. The new site will allow us to showcase the talents and attributes brought forth by our current men and women wearing Fisher Falcon uniforms. In just a short time, Fisher athletic programs have produced 12 conference championships, numerous All-Conference performers, and multiple Conference Players of the Year.

The new site is a big step in the progression of the Department of Athletics and we look forward to its continued evolvement. Athletics invites your organization to take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor By participating as a sponsor, your organization will benefit from extended exposure through an advertisement slot on our new home-page. Your promotional efforts will be directed towards the supporters of Fisher College and will add value to your marketing plan. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Scott Dulin, Director of Athletics, at

Fisher has also produced two professional athletes over the last four years, a number that is certain to grow.

Jackie streeter ’10: interim Head softball coach Director of Athletics Scott Dulin has announced the hiring of Jackie streeter ‘10 as the Interim Head Softball Coach for the 2012 season. Jackie enters her first season as the Interim Head Softball Coach two years removed from completing one of the best athletic careers Fisher College has seen. A 2010 Fisher College graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Streeter was a three-sport athlete for the Falcons. She was a three year starter for Fisher’s soccer and basketball team as well as a four year starter on the softball team. meet Jackie and watch the lady falcons during spring training in orlando, florida this march 10 – 18, 2012.


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During her first season at Fisher, Streeter was named Sunrise Conference Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore she batted .469 and was named the Conference Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference nominee. Her junior year, her best at Fisher, Streeter finished the year with a .577 batting average, ranking her number 1 in the NAIA. In addition to her First Team All-Conference and Player of the year awards, Coach Streeter was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-Region. During her senior year, Streeter hit .425, again earning her Player of the year and All-Conference awards. Upon completion of her athletic career, Coach Streeter was presented with The Division of Athletics Award for her dedication towards the Athletic Program at Fisher College.

What it means to be a Fisher

studentathlete Fisher College and the NAIA pride themselves on the strong character development within their student-athletes. This past fall Fisher College was honored as a Champions of Character Five Star Institution.

Coach dulin’s non-negotiables ...... inteGrity, resPeCt, resPonsiBility, sPortsmAnshiP, servAnt leAdershiP

The NAIA Champions of Character program has established five core values that go well beyond the playing field to the daily decisions of our youth. These character values help young people — and those associated with their development — make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition. Each student-athlete competing for Fisher College must stand true to the NAIA’s Five Core Values. These core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership are instrumental in the development of the athletes on the Fisher campus. The inteGrity of an athlete is the internal trait that guides behavior. The resPeCt of an athlete is based on treating others the way you want to be treated. To display resPonsiBility an athlete must abide by the social force that binds him/her to the good of the team. sPortsmAnshiP is shown through following the rules, spirit, and etiquette of athletic competition. Finally, to demonstrate servAnt leAdershiP a Fisher student-athlete must be serving the greater good while focusing on the team’s mission and purpose. To compete on the field or court at Fisher College, it is important for all coaches and players to understand and follow these guidelines set forth by the NAIA. Through building character it is evident Fisher will also build champions.


alumni advantages

3 3 3 @Fisher 3 3 Crooked Career Paths Alumni Panel (l to r): Nancy (Schultz) Ramsden ’54, Mary O’Brien ’77, Catalina Chew ’04, Eileen Keady ’75

Helping Others Alumni Panel (l to r): Heather Carpenter, Leah (Lentini) Winters ’94, Julie Calderone ’79, Julie (Moffi) Whitney ‘01

Stay current on college happenings and alumni events. Update your email at

fisher is for life Alumni receive a 25% Fisher For Life discount on any Continuing Education course.

insurance discounts Alumni receive Auto & Home Insurance Discounts with Liberty Mutual.

Prior learning Accepted Translate employment, military service, trainings, and other experiences into course credits.

earn your mBA Earn another credential on Fisher College’s campus. Cohorts starting in North Attleborough on February 2 and in Boston Spring 2012.

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to the E.H. & M.C. Fisher

Legacy Society 617-670-4419


finish now Apply previously earned credits toward a Fisher bachelor’s degree.

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out & about


NYC Reception

DC & VA Area Reception

thursday, January 19, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm

saturday, April 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Princeton Club 15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) New York, NY

Boxwood Estate Winery Middleburg, VA

Reconnect with local alumni and learn what’s happening at Fisher from President McGovern. Free, RSVP required. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Boston After Work thursday, february 16, 2012 6:00pm Forum 755 Boylston Street Boston, MA Hosted by partners Brett fodiman ‘06, euz Acevedo, and Jeff Gauches ‘06 Cash Bar, appetizers provided. RSVP required. Suggested donation of $10, proceeds support first year students in The Common Experience. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Meet Raconteur & Historical Novelist William Martin

See what it takes to operate a winery in this behind the scenes tour and sample one of the finest wines being made in Virginia. Graciously hosted by proprietors John kent & rita (donoghue) Cooke ‘54. Free, space is limited to 20 guests. RSVP required. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Vermont Brunch sunday, June 17, 2012 11:00am Ormsby Hill Inn 1842 Main Street Manchester, VT Taste what Vermont does best: Maple Syrup. Innkeeper Chris sprague ‘66 will interpret maple syrup beyond your traditional pancake. Also meet Sugarlands Farms proprietor and maple syrup producer susan motschman ’68.

tuesday, february 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Graciously hosted by Inn Keeper Chris sprague ‘66. $10, space limited. RSVP required.

116 Beacon Street, Alumni Hall Boston, MA

Arrive early and stay overnight, contact the Ormsby Hill Inn at 802-362-1163.

Meet William Martin, author of classic works such as Cape Cod, Harvard Yard, and Back Bay, who will give an illustrated talk on the famed neighborhood that has been home to thousands of Fisher College students for over a century. Before the talk, a guided tour of the historic 118 Beacon Street building between 5:30pm - 6:00pm will be available. Free, RSVP requested for the 118 Beacon tour.



Mid-Summer Madras: Rooftop Party Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm


118 Beacon Street Boston, MA Don’t feel stranded in the city. Be cool and cool off in one of the coolest spots in Boston — the roof top at 118 Beacon Street. Prizes awarded to those most ensconced in Madras. RSVP and madras attire required, $20. Includes a spectacular view of the Esplanade and Charles River, entry in the Ensconced Madras competition, beverages and complimentary appetizers. All proceeds support first year students in The Common Experience. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Guided Museum Tour thursday, August 9, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm Fisher College at AHA! New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant Street New Bedford, MA See what’s on view with a guided tour of the New Bedford Art Museum. Explore the streets of New Bedford at this citywide block party. Free, RSVP required.

Won’t you join us? meet alumni, students, faculty, and staff at one of these events coming to a town near you!


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marie (Clement) Bushman ’61 was delighted to learn the Charles Viewer was still in print, especially since she named it! Thanks for giving us an original Charles Viewer, Vol. 1, No. 2!

esra demirbag ‘05 writes in from her home country of Turkey where she is taking classes in photography, jewelry making, and sculpture classes.

michelle ruelle ’98 is works at Murphy & Riley in Boston. suzanne Benn ’01 is a paralegal in New York City.

Giannina Beltre ’07 works for the Boston Red Sox. Anthony Perry ’08 is the sports informational director/head baseball coach at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Wilma dimasi ’61 enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and is also a volunteer for literacy and the Town Disaster Committee.


susan Weir ’74 is a special education/science teacher in the Montgomery Public School System.


nada Jones ’81 currently teaches special education in her home state of Delaware.


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“Aloha” from Joy fukushima ’96 Wailuku, Hawaii, a teacher at Wailuku Hongwanji Pre-school.

sarah (dunbar) Goldberg ’61 is retired from her career as a Registered Nurse. Married for 44 years with three daughters and two grandchildren, Sarah loves traveling around the world. Wish her well on an African safari in 2012!

Welcome logan dunton, Class of 2032! Pictured with mom karen (mcGill) dunton ‘98/’10 and big sister madison dunton.

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“Reinventing oneself after years in the office is a challenge well worth this effort.” says sydney (nelson) howes ’55. Sydney retired in 2002 and now works part time for her town as a senior program coordinator and trip escort. She also enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren.

Congratulations michael and megan!

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Patricia dawidczyk ’81 is a commercial insurance manager for the Cantiani insurance agency in Worcester, MA.

Mildred Sackett '41 Gloria (Faga) Biggs '48 Elsie Carlson) Irving '48 John Clifford '50 Muriel (Murray) Hess '51 Irene (Goodwin) Carlson '55 Nancy (Barnicle) Adams '56 Priscilla Hurley '57 Beverly Roche '58 Martha (Downes) Kenny '59 Claire (Jones) Herlihy '64 Paula (Bergeron) Beaupre '66 Marjorie (Jackson) Sharp '66 Gail Hersh '71 Susan Sullivan '77 Dorina (Sutherland) Minor '79 Dorothy (Murray) Gardner '80 Linda Appleget '94 Beth MacDonald '96 Alexander Rivera '08 Mary Lemoine '08 Ryan Henry '10

stacy (silva) Parks ’93 is the assistant manager of Octapharma Plasma, Inc. denise (torres) meers ’96 fondest Fisher memory was being Rookie of the Year for Basketball. She now owns her own business called A to Z Event Sales in Everett, MA. michael J. Wurst ’01 writes “Greetings from an old Fisher face! I was sitting home this evening watching the Red Sox/ Yankees game when I began to reminisce about my wonderful years in Boston. In the course of my day dreaming, I stumbled across the Fisher College website and took a stroll down memory lane to remember all those wonderful years spent on Beacon Street.


Currently, I am teaching English to freshmen and juniors and I could not be any happier. I teach in Kissimmee, Florida at a school named Osceola High School. I was fortunate enough to have my full-time internship take place at this school, and was hired to teach freshmen with ten days left in my program. Needless to say, it felt great to know I had a job lined up as I received that degree!

This past July I married the love of my life who also happens to be a teacher. Her name is Megan and we met while working at the Magic Kingdom in 2005. Megan is originally from St. Louis, HUGE Cardinals fans, and she is a kindergarten teacher. He I miss Boston, Fisher, my friends there and speaking English. Hoping to get there again one day soon.”

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october 12-14, 2012 Alumni, fAmily & friends Weekend 2012 Attention PArents of fisher GrAduAtes If this magazine is addressed to a son or daughter who no longer maintains a permanent address at your home, please email with his or her current address. Thank you!

The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation has challenged the Fisher College community to raise $75,000 in new donations to support The Common Experience.

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The Common Experience is Fisher’s comprehensive first-year program designed to improve the most pivotal time in a student’s academic career: Freshman Year. The results have been inspiring: a more engaged student body, improved academic performance, and increased retention rates. Use enclosed envelope and make a giFT TodaY.

Fisher Today Spring/Summer 2012  

Fisher College's Alumni Magazine

Fisher Today Spring/Summer 2012  

Fisher College's Alumni Magazine