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Fall/Winter 2012-2013, Volume 8, Issue 1

Fisher Today A Fisher College alumni publication keeping you connected and informed.

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Fisher College Alumni Family Weekend October 12-14, 2012 Alumni! Everyone’s invited but if your class year ends in 2 or 7, this is your milestone Reunion year! For accommodations, directions, parking, and registration visit: Fisher.edu/alumniandfamily

Friday, October 12, 2012

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3:30pm & 4:30pm Campus & Residence Tour 6:30pm

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9:00pm to close All Alumni Pub Party at The Tap, Faneuil Hall, 117 Union Street Hosted by proprietors Euz Azevedo ’08, Jeff Gauches ’06, Brett Fodiman ‘06

Noon Student and Family Lunch, Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street

Saturday, October 13, 2012

12:30pm Alumni Luncheon & Awards, Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street

8:30am – Noon Registration, Grand Staircase, 118 Beacon Street Campus & Residence Tours (ongoing) 9:00am – 10:00am Meet the Faculty Breakfast, Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street 10:00am State of the School, Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street 10:00am Alumni Basketball Game, 33 North Common Street, Lynn, MA 10:30am Classroom Revisited (Choose one) Managing Your Online Reputation: Social Media and Business Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can be used to build or destroy an organization’s online reputation. Join communication professors Heidi Hendershott and Michael Meadows for insights on how companies should use social media in this new digital era. Infamous: Popular Crime and the “Celebration” of Violence Why do some crimes grip the public’s attention, playing out on the evening news for weeks on end, serving as inspiration for crime entertainment and occasionally as platforms for new policy, while others barely register with the public? Meridith Spencer, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Criminal Justice will explore infamous criminals, their victims, and the reasons these particular crimes captivated the attention of the American public. The Sixties: Fashion, Photography, and Film Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles are just some of the style-makers from this iconic decade. Join Emily Banis Stoehrer, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Fashion Design and Merchandising, for insight into one of the most fashionable decades ever. 11:30am Alumni Class Photos, Grand Staircase, 118 Beacon Street

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Alumni Baseball Game, Fraser Field, Lynn, MA

2:00pm Students and Family Afternoon Tour, departs from 118 Beacon Street (Duck Tour, Fenway Park Tour and Family Dinner at Game On!) 3:30pm

Fenway Park at 100 Years Tour

6:00pm – 7:00pm Fisher Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction, Alumni Hall, Mall Area, 116 Beacon Street 8:00pm ImprovAsylum @ Fisher College, Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street, Doors open at 7:30pm 10:00pm Alumni Late Night, Forum, 755 Boylston Street Hosted by proprietors Euz Azevedo ’08, Jeff Gauches ’06, Brett Fodiman ‘06 2:00pm – 5:00pm Alumni are welcome to reminisce in the Library, Trustees Reading Room, or Arlington Street Ballroom

Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:00am Fisher College Cares: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Join students, staff, faculty, and alumni in a 3 or 6 mile walk. 11:00am – 12:30pm Farewell Brunch Ongoing throughout the weekend: Fisher College Art Show Staff, Faculty, Student Art and Fashion Display

Greetings Alumni and Friends,

Fisher Today IN THIS ISSUE As we welcome the class of 2016 a new level of energy, promise, and enthusiasm surrounds Fisher College and its campus extensions, beginning with move-in day. The summer was productive as we received approval for a fifth baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice, adding to our increasing portfolio of strong programs that represent additional opportunity for bachelor’s degree-seeking students, and an entirely new level of preparedness for graduate studies and entry into the workforce. This is reflected by an expanding freshman class; the campus will welcome a record number of new students in the fall (approximately 350). Coupled with 468 returners, the Day Division population is exceeding 800. From an improved roof deck to the addition of the Falcon’s Nest Café, upgrades have been completed in all of the buildings, including New Bedford and North Attleborough. Even our landscaping has been appreciated by neighbors, including the Mayor’s office. I am very proud of the improvements we have made at all of our properties, and am grateful to the people who have worked very hard to make this possible. We hope you can see this for yourselves on October 12-14, 2012 during Alumni and Family Weekend, which includes the annual Athletics Hall of Fame event. These improvements are consistent with our 2012-2016 Strategic Plan, thoughtfully prepared with input from all stakeholders — students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The College will continue to provide an unforgettable student experience through enhancements and upgrades of programs, and facilities. The Strategic Plan is, indeed, a living document serving as a guide for Fisher College’s short- and long-term future. At the start of this school year, we can count our blessings. We are enormously grateful for the growth and success of the College. Annual giving enables more students to receive scholarships, allows the College to make needed facility improvements and allows for expanded program offerings. Giving is on the rise, in both number of gifts and who is giving. Every single gift makes a difference. Our faculty and students bring richness to the College that enhances the offerings, quality of programming, and student experience.

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This Just In: Fisher News

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Opportunity: Academic Advisory Board

Oil Painting Donation

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Faces of Fisher

Jose Soto ‘04

Judy Moody Beck ‘59

Nina Beltre ‘07

Jaé Holland ‘08

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Why Mentors Matter

Nancy Welton ’97 / Carolina Brea ‘12

Brooke Findley ‘11 / Professor Linda Small

Life After Fisher College

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Out & About Fisher College Regional Events

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Alumni Advantages

12 Annual Giving Campaign:

Every Student, Every Year

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Athletics Update

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Class Notes/Fisher Flashback

Your alma mater is strong and growing. We thank you for your support, interest, and contributions and for letting us into your lives for your education and beyond. For Fisher,

Dr. Thomas M. McGovern President

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This Just In: Fisher News

On May 16, a group of 12 Fisher students, led by Professors Emily Banis Stoehrer and Katiti Kironde and joined by Elaine McGovern, Chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. Alexandra Bartsch, and her daughter Anastasia, boarded a plane headed for Paris. The group spent a week exploring the city and learning all about the arts and culture of the country. Read the students’ daily experiences at http://fisherinparis.blogspot.com

Assistant Professor of English Larry Poe (above) was a reviewer of two anthologies for Bedford St. Martin’s this year, 250 Poems, A Portable Anthology, by Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl, Eds., for the new (third) edition, and Literature: A Portable Anthology, by Janet Gardner, et al, Eds., also for the new (third) edition. Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Mandolese and Dean of International Academic Operations and Curriculum Development Nancy Pithis presented a workshop entitled Ready, Set, College, at the Boston Public Schools Bridging the Gap conference for educators and guidance counselors in March 2012.

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Clockwise, from left: Janet Kuser, Dr. Neil Trotta, Dr. Tunde Turi-Markovic, Dr. Michael Meadows, and Dr. Dean Walton

From the Desk of Janet Kuser Fisher College is pleased to announce a new academic structure, which reflects the continued growth of our academic offerings and our solid positioning as a baccalaureate institution. The new structure replaces the previous two academic divisions with four schools. These schools have been selected to purposely align programs, resources, and faculty within academic units. With the approval of our fourth and fifth bachelor’s degrees this fall, and a sixth degree on the horizon, the time was right to take this major step in support of our strategic goals and vision. Following represents the new academic structure: School of Management and Communications School of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Social Sciences and Human Services School of Health Professions Dr. Neil Trotta has been promoted to Dean, in the Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies (formerly known as the Division of Continuing Education) and the School of Health Professions. The remaining three schools will be led by Dr. Tunde Turi-Markovic, Assistant Dean, School of Social Sciences and Human Services; Dr. Michael Meadows, Assistant Dean, School of Management and Communications, and Dr. Dean Walton, Assistant Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Clockwise, from left: Professor Donna Brady and Treva Holmes ’12; President McGovern and Ivana Viviano ’12; Valedictorians and Anthony Silva Commencement 2012 On May 12, the class of 2012 gathered at the John Hancock Hall to participate in the final chapter of college experience— graduation. Approximately 170 students earned a degree or certificate, with 75 additional students expected to graduate in August. The Valedictorian addresses were provided by Taryn Manning for the Day Division and Andrew Adler for Accelerated and Professional Studies. Anthony Silva, co-host of WBZ Afternoon News and the station’s New England Business Editor, served as the honored commencement speaker. In his

speech, Mr. Silva spoke words of encouragement to young graduates: “You have spent four years here taking risks; signing up for new classes… meeting new people… mastering new talents and theories. Don’t stop now, you’ve only just begun. With a sense of urgency and passion, keep pushing yourself to take risks… because that will lead to real reward and real growth.” A few days later, the graduating class of 2012 from the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing received their diplomas in Nursing. Of the 95 graduates, 33 received their A.S. in General Studies from Fisher College.

“Fisher Forum Spotlight On…” 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Alumni Hall, 116 Beacon Street, Boston Free and Open to the Public www.fisher.edu/convocation

September 19, 2012 Eric Stoller, Thought-leader in Higher Education, Blogger October 17, 2012 Amanda Brown, Development Director, Rock the Vote November 7, 2012 Margie Dillenburg, Chief Operations Officer, Invisible Children

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Looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to your college and help shape the future of your industry? Consider becoming an active participant in Fisher College’s Academic Advisory Board. If contributing to your college and its future stirs up a passion within you, please contact Janet Kuser, Vice President for Academic Affairs, at jkuser@fisher.edu.

Opportunity: J oin an Academic Advisory Board A Memo from Professor Rich Metzger Here’s an opportunity to use your knowledge, expertise, and experience to the betterment of those preparing for their professional career. Our Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board consists of top-notch industry executives from management, human resources, meeting planning, training, and travel. Fisher College’s annual meeting on November 6, 2012 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm allows industry professionals to share thoughts and ideas, review my actions, and make recommendations, all while networking and socializing with industry peers. Prior Academic Advisory Board meetings provided me with the insight to modernize our curriculum, making it state-of-the-art and second to none. Thank you for considering this important volunteer opportunity. Wishing you only smooth air, Professor Rich W. Metzger, CTC, Program Director, Hospitality and Tourism

“Where are we going to put that?” Laurence Sisson (b. 1928) is an award-winning, Boston-born landscape and marine painter who has spent a lifetime capturing the rocky Maine coast and the stark beauty of the Southwest. Sisson demonstrated artistic talent at a young age and formally started his career after serving in the U.S. military in Japan. His work is informed by his time in Japan as well as his straightforward Yankee sensibility. His work is included in many public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston University, Colby College, and Dartmouth College. That’s what Amy McKain asked her husband, Fisher College Librarian and avid art collector Josh McKain, when he brought home “Spring Tide,” an oil painting by New England artist Laurence Sisson, as a Mother’s Day present three years ago. The 96 ¼” x 46” painting leaned against a wall in their bedroom for more than two years. Finally, they deemed it was too large for their house, or most houses, since it was originally commissioned for Worcester Federal Savings in 1968. They kindly decided to donate it to the Fisher College Library.

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Fisher College is grateful to the McKains for this generous gift, and we invite visiting guests to view it in the Library Instruction Classroom located on the 3rd floor of 118 Beacon Street. We think you’ll agree that it adds an artistic and humanizing touch to a room with plenty of wall space.

Faces of Fisher Individualized attention and a personal touch are hallmarks of the Fisher College education. This is the secret to success of hospitality professionals. Meet these Fisher College alumni who are making waves in this people-centric industry.

Jose A. Soto, Jr. ’04 Judy Moody Beck ’59 Nina Beltre ’07 Jaé Holland ’08

Jose A. Soto, Jr. ’04 Area Analyst, Sales Systems, Ritz-Carlton Born in Puerto Rico and transplanted north of Boston, MA, Jose Soto ’04 came to Fisher as an undecided student. He gained work experience at Fisher within various offices (Bursar, Finance, Athletics, and Registrar) but it wasn’t until he discovered the hotel and travel industry that he truly found his calling. He

What part of your Fisher education has helped you the most? Essential classes: Public Speaking, Sales and Marketing, and Human Resources. However, while my courses were educational, it was the student activities, athletics, the dorm experience, and daily interactions with the other students and teachers that I truly benefited from the most. I grew from an introvert to extrovert. What is a day-in-the-life of your job like? No day is the same. I am the local administrator of the sales and catering solutions, which conduct data audits to ensure Ritz-Carlton standards for application values and data integrity are maintained. I work with Ritz-Carlton properties in Denver, CO, Bachelor Gulch, CO, and Dallas, TX. I have a unique setup and work remotely from my home in Boston, MA. I analyze booking and market segment trends, as well as train employees on the software. I present the findings to upper corporate and am evaluated on how each hotel is doing. I’m proud that I have been recognized as the top leader in my area two out of three years.

has been hooked ever since, bringing his experience to a hotel company synonymous with luxury.

Can you describe the corporate culture at the Ritz-Carlton? The Ritz-Carlton is a place where the guest and the employee are of equal importance. The company strives to make each guest’s stay have a lasting impact, and at the same time leaders encourage each employee’s professional aspirations. Diversity is cherished. There is a strict honor code that each employee takes very seriously (The Credo, 6th Diamond, Service Values, The Motto, Three Steps of Service, and our Employee Promise). What’s your favorite ‘little thing’ that a hotel can do for a customer? To fulfill the unexpressed wishes and needs of our guests. To WOW guests and clients is truly rewarding. For example, when a guest checks in for a week-long conference, it is not unusual that they find a picture of their family and children in their room. We specialize in the unexpected gesture to make the guest feel overwhelming joy and comfort, knowing that we truly want them to feel at home. Do you have any advice for new graduates on how to succeed in their career? Don’t look at your job as a ‘job’— it’s a two-way street. You need to work hard, commit to a company, and keep an open mind. www.fisher.edu

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Judy Moody Beck ’59

Judy and her son, Allan Beck, August 2011

Moody’s Diner, Waldoboro, Maine We caught up with Judy at a family tag sale in Waldoboro, ME to learn about her family and that there is no substitute for hard work. What is it like being from a large and legendary family? I am number eight of a family of nine children and growing up in a home where your parents own and manage their own business, you learn good work ethics. My father was Percy “P.B.” Moody and he was quite the entrepreneur of his day. He founded Moody’s Diner, established in 1927. My beginning at the diner was at age 12, washing dishes. The following summer, at the “experienced” age of 13, my dad asked if I thought I could waitress because an employee failed to show. I don’t remember that first day and probably didn’t have a really good attitude, but that experience was just the beginning of a job I have learned to love! Do you remember what brought you to Fisher? My mom and dad felt that education was important and wanted all of their children to go to college. Dad was always proud of the fact that he was a high school graduate, class of 1919 and my mom taught in a one room school house. The only options available for women in 1957 were teacher, nurse, or secretary. I believe my high school guidance counselor suggested Fisher. Because I had an interest in the medical field, I chose Medical Secretary. After graduation, I worked at the Beth Israel Hospital in Brookline for a year before returning to Maine. I married, had three children, and lived in Connecticut for 22 years. Once my children were in school, I worked part time in waitressing because it fit into my schedule. I worked for a Big Boy chain for several years and learned a lot from their efficient and excellent training. When my first child went to college, I started working more and had an assistant manager/waitress position for six years at a local

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restaurant. In 1987 we moved back to Maine, taking all the experience of Fisher and these other jobs to Moody’s. At the request of my sister, I became the Dining Room Manager for 15 years. After that, I worked as assistant to my youngest son Dan who came on as general manager. Presently, I waitress a couple days a week and leave the managing to Dan. Do you have a favorite spare time activity? Many years ago at a county fair I discovered clogging which is a type of Appalachian & Celtic dancing. In a move very unlike me, I went to a class by myself and was hooked. I danced for nine years and was involved in many competitions which were a lot of fun. Now when I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and still surviving three brothers and two sisters. What is the most difficult career decision you ever had to make? When do I retire? It’s hard to quit a job that I love. Still waitressing at 73, maybe my age will decide for me! When traveling on Route 1 in Waldoboro, ME, stop in and say hello to Judy. For fun, try to find the photo of Judy and her dad at the Fisher College Father/Daughter dance on the wall. Judy recommends the grilled salmon. Kristen Sherman recommends saving room for the Peanut Butter Pie.

Faces of Fisher Nina Beltre ’07 and Jaé Holland ’08 Student-athletes Nina and Jaé never dreamed they would be working in the sports industry, let alone for their home team. Associate College Registrar Arthur Asbury gave them the tip that the Red Sox were hiring and shortly thereafter, they began their careers working for the Red Sox. They do not forget who helped them get their foot in the door and give back to Fisher students regularly by sharing their experiences, hosting student tours, and coming back to campus.

Nina and Jaé at Fenway Park Nina Beltre ’07, Fenway Ambassador, Fan Services and Entertainment I had never planned on working in the sports and entertainment industry. As a Red Sox Ambassador, I try to maintain a high level of professionalism, courtesy, and an overall positive attitude. I pride myself in being a person that others feel they can go to for help. There are two other people from Fisher College that have really left a lasting influence on me; Professor Karen Myers ‘68 for her life lessons and inspirational past experiences, and Professor Janet Kuser for her guidance and expertise in business. Both are amazing people and educators. In addition to my Fisher College mentors, I owe my success to my mother, who has been the constant rock in my life— the epitome of strength, love, and selflessness. The best piece of advice I would give to those wanting to enter the sports industry would be to apply for internships. Internships are the best way to showcase your abilities and break into any industry. Favorite Red Sox player David Ortiz, not only is he a great player but he is caring and generous. He has a fun personality and is a family man. I have had the amazing opportunity to spend time with his family and his wife, Tiffany Ortiz, is calm, cool, and collected. She is just as amazing as David!

Jaé Holland ’08, Coordinator of Fan Services, Red Sox In my role at the Red Sox, I like to be known as someone who is very approachable. I think if you have that quality on your side, you can never go wrong because you are constantly meeting new people and bettering the existing relationships you have already formed. I credit my peers at Fisher College as the most influential part of my education. The daily interactions and bonds that I made have helped mold me. Also, I was very influenced by Professor Janet Kuser and Professor Donna Brady. Without them, I wouldn’t be the ideal professional I am today. My biggest inspiration for success is my hometown of Lynn, MA. Growing up on the west side of Lynn, I was always around the “dreamers”— some made it and some never attempted to make their dreams a reality. I wanted to break the stereotype of being an “inner city kid” and refused to be another statistic. This was and still is one of the driving forces in my life. My advice for anyone thinking of entering the sports industry is to cherish every moment! It’s the little moments like making a child smile that can make you realize the reason why you wanted to work in the sports industry. Favorite Red Sox player All the guys are great but if I had to pick one person I would say Mike Aviles. I actually had the chance to hang out with Mike for a couple of days this past winter during our annual New England Winter Caravan.

SAVE THE DATE:

Athletics Hall of Fame, October 12, 2012, 6:30pm

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Why Mentors Matter All successful professionals have that someone who has helped them learn the ropes and get to where they are today. “Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there. They serve some sort of purpose, by teaching you lessons or helping you figure out who you are and who you want to become. For me this person was Nancy Welton ‘97. Nancy recruited me as part of the Human Resources department of Prince Lobel Tye, LLC in 2007, and that was when everything began for me. I met Nancy while I was in high school and little did I know the amazing impact she would have on my life. Because of her, I decided to attain my degree in Human Resources at Fisher. A mentor offers encouragement, reduces mistakes, eliminates weaknesses, brings out your strengths, and will always be honest. A mentor will tell you the truth because their primary objective is to make sure you are successful. There is no doubt in my mind that Nancy is a big part of who I am today, a successful graduate ready to take on the real world.” Carolina Brea ‘12 Carolina Brea ’12, Human Resources Coordinator, Arnold Worldwide Advertising, Nancy Welton ’97, Director of Human Resources, Prince Lobel Tye, LLC

“Professor Linda Small is my mentor and has helped me throughout my career and some life changes. I discovered I was meant to be an early childhood educator by working in the children’s shoe department of Nordstrom’s. I was comfortable interacting with families and was inspired by the children. After years in the working world, I was nervous to go back to school to finish my degree. After meeting Professor Small, I had confidence that Fisher College was the right fit. Whenever I needed direction or assistance in a class or with an assignment, she was there. She has been my mentor, sometimes my lifeline, and proudly now my friend.” Brooke Findley ‘11 Brooke Findley ’11, Teacher, Sunshine Academy with Linda Small, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Early Childhood Education, Fisher College

You can have an impact too! Give students advice, participate in mock interviews, or hire an intern. Be engaged and active in the Fisher College mentor community. Connect with current students by completing your profile in the Fish*net, www.fisher.edu/fishnet. Use the password 118Beacon to access the site.

Internship Fair & Alumni Career Panel

Work-Study Job Fair Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:30pm – 2:00pm, 116 Beacon Street, Alumni Hall

Money Smarts: Introduction to SALT Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 116 Beacon Street, Alumni Hall Learn about this innovative free financial tool that will help manage your money, including student loans, rent, food, and general living expenses.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Internship Fair: 11:00am – 2:00pm, 116 Beacon Street, Alumni Hall The Fisher community can help current students build their resume and give them real-world industry experience. Alumni Career Panel: How to Stand Out, 12:30pm – 1:15pm, 118 Beacon Street, Trustees Reading Room Pick up techniques from hiring experts that will set you apart in today’s competitive marketplace.

Internship Presentations Friday, December 7, 2012 Noon – 4:00pm, One Arlington Street Ballroom Students share their experiences as interns for companies.

Fisher College Out & About Upcoming Events

Ogunquit, Maine Lunch and a Show, Saturday, September 29, 2012 Fisher College Family Holiday Party, Saturday, December 8, 2012 NYC Reception, The Princeton Club, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Meet alumni, students, faculty, and staff at one of these events. Call 617-670-4419 with questions.

For details and to RSVP, visit www.fisher.edu/alumnievents. Ogunquit, Maine Lunch and a Show, Saturday, September 29, 2012 Noon Lunch 2:30pm Behind the Scenes Tour of The Ogunquit Playhouse 3:30pm Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Enjoy great food and even better company at this informal luncheon with Fisher College alumni, faculty, students, and friends. Following lunch, guests are invited to attend an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the historic Ogunquit Playhouse and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Lunch $20, Matinee $50, Early-bird package $60. Reserve your spot online only: fisher.edu/alumnievents Accommodations Anchorage by the Sea Maine Resort, P: (207) 646-9384 Save the Date! Thursday, January 24, 2013 NYC Reception, The Princeton Club

Hosted by Jacqueline Gomarlo Bevins ’61, Proprietor, Jackie’s Too and Jaclynn Jones ’68, Director of Sales, Ogunquit Playhouse

Fisher College Family Holiday Party, Saturday, December 8, 2012 11:00am Bring your children and grandchildren! Learn different holiday traditions at this family-friendly celebration. Ornament making, holiday treats, games, music, and more. Visit and photo with special guest: Santa! Space is limited, rsvp required.

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1. Nick Ciak ’10, Emily Davis ’11, Ashlee Rauf ’08, Ali Carrano ’08 2. Judith Carrier Engle ’67, Lawrence Engle, Elaine McGovern, Office of the President 3. Renee Scott ’79, Kristen Sherman, Director of Alumni Relations 4. Walter Dillingham, Member of Fisher College’s Board of Trustees, Carmine Charles ‘06, Judith Medwin ‘69

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1. Susan Schaufenbil Motschman ’68, Norma Sanderson Bohannon ’66, Ginny Norris Taylor ’66, Shawna Riffley Lambert ’67, Christine Blatsos Sprague ‘66 2. Chance Sprague (Front Desk Dog) www.fisher.edu

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Alumni Advantages

The Military to Management program is part of the Bachelor of Science in Management degree. It incorporates a carefully constructed business core curriculum with a strong emphasis in management training and also allows students to specialize in either leadership or public administration, options that inherently draw from their military skills and knowledge. Benefits include Tuition Assistance, credits for prior learning, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) credits, and flexible course scheduling to aid in the transition from military life to student and civilian life. Fisher also offers a 10% tuition discount to all U.S. military personnel and their dependents on new course registration through DCE.

From Military to Management: Inspiring Service Members to Reach Their Educational Goals

“As a currently serving Massachusetts Army National Guard ROTC cadet with an anticipated commissioning date of 2013, much is expected from me beyond my typical responsibilities as a full time Fisher college student,” says Matthew Feehan ’13 (pictured left). “I have been able to exceed those expectations thanks to the dedicated support I have received from Fisher college students, staff, and faculty. It truly is a pleasure to be part of the Fisher college community and I’m proud to offer my experience and leadership to guide our student body to success.”

Many of Fisher’s senior staff members, including our president, Dr. Thomas McGovern, are veterans and have earned degrees with the help of the GI Bill. Through the Military to Management initiative, Fisher is eager and equipped to assist military students reach their educational goals and build upon the leadership training they have received. Colleges and universities are working harder than ever to meet veterans’ postsecondary education needs. The Military to Management program is a highly customized and flexible program designed to ease the process of furthering education for active and former service members and their families.

Fisher College established the Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies in 1975 to serve Vietnam veterans returning from active duty. Since then, G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized Fisher as a top-ranking military-friendly institution. Fisher is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program, and has been named a VA-approved school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Leah Lomeland at 617-670-4405 or llomeland@fisher.edu.

Alumni receive a 25% Fisher For Life discount on Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies courses.

Earn Your MBA Earn another credential on Fisher College’s campus. fisher.edu/mba

Finish Now Apply previously earned credits toward a Fisher Bachelor’s degree. fisher.edu/dcp

 lumni receive Auto & Home A Insurance Discounts with Liberty Mutual.

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Prior Learning Accepted Translate employment, military service, trainings, and other experiences into course credits. fisher.edu/pla

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Stay current on college happenings and alumni events. Update your email at fisher.edu/alumni-update.

Senior Master Sergeant is First Degree Completion Student Fisher College is proud to announce that Senior Master Sergeant Daniel Wilson ’12 of the U.S. Air Force, E8, graduated in May 2012 from Fisher College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP). Daniel Wilson is a career U.S. Air Force service member who has served for over 20 years. Wilson and his family have relocated several times over the course of his career. While stationed at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA, Wilson began taking courses in Fisher College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) about a year ago. Wilson maintained a 3.9 GPA at Fisher College while taking care of his family and serving as an active duty Air Force service member. Wilson is currently stationed at Scott AFB in Illinois. Fisher is dedicated to serving its veteran and active duty service members with the same honor and commitment they have shown while serving in the military. In addition to GI Bill benefits, Fisher College offers tuition discounts and in-state tuition to all veteran and active duty service members, as well as the Yellow Ribbon Program, MyCAA program, fee-waived applications, the ability to withdraw without penalty if called to active duty, and much more. Stated Wilson, “I would like to say how impressed I have been with the faculty I have worked with at Fisher as I have progressed through my degree. Fisher has a complete team of professionals! Thank you for taking the time over the last couple of years to work with me to ensure that my personal and professional goals are achieved.”

New! Become an Alumni-Admissions Ambassador Alumni continually support Fisher College and its endeavors to provide the highest quality education and college experience to all incoming students. Alumni are valuable for both their knowledge of Fisher and the example they set as successful graduates of the College. Alumni-Admissions Ambassadors personalize the admissions process for applicants and help to create positive word-of-mouth traffic about Fisher College. By assisting with both recruitment & enrollment initiatives, Alumni volunteers thoughtfully donate their time and energy to generate excitement about Fisher and to support the College’s admissions goals in their home area. For more information, please contact alumni@fisher.edu.

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Every Student, Every Year. Here’s a college deadline you can easily meet. From now until December 31, 2012 all new donors and increased donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Challenge Grant in support of the Common Experience. Though your Fisher deadlines are behind you and you have a degree you can be proud of, this is one deadline we need you to help us meet. Make your gift at fisher.edu/giving or in the enclosed envelope.

Answer the Call! Phone-a-thon on December 4, 2012 The volunteer phone-a-thon is an opportunity to make your annual gift and to ask a current student about what life is like at Fisher College today. This amazing effort is fueled by school spirit (and pizza) and helps students not only raise money for the College’s greatest needs but gain critical communication skills.

2011-2012 The Fisher Fund Honor Roll Thank you for giving.

Gifts between July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 Legacy Society Scott A. Fisher ‘51 Joan Rubin Fixler ‘76 Lea Tacconelli Pearson ’42 Charles A. Wintermeyer, Sr.

Founder’s Circle ($10,000.00 + ) Aramark Food Services BNY Mellon Charitable Giving Program Boston 4 Celebrations Scott A. Fisher ‘51 Seaward Management State Street Foundation

President’s Circle ($5,000 - $9,999) Alexandra L. Bartsch Coca Cola Bottling Co. of New England Liberty Mutual Thomas M. McGovern

Falcon Society ($2,500 - $4,999) Christian C. Fisher Peter B. Post TD Charitable Foundation Charles A. Wintermeyer Charitable Lead Trust Fund /The Cape Cod Foundation

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1903 Society ($1,903 - $2,499) Steven W. Rich

Navy and Gold Society ($1,000 - $1,902)

SCAN Business Systems, Inc. Verizon Foundation

Beacon Club ($250 - $499)

Michael J. Bell Sandra Spadea Bishop ‘62 CBIZ Tofias and Mayer Hoffman McCann PC Melinda Cook Walter Dillingham J. Alexander Harte In memory of Ruth Harte JW Masonry, Inc. Janet Kuser Komarnicki Robert Melaragni Rhonda Pieroni ‘83

Anonymous AC General Contracting, Inc. Jeffrey Conrad Linda Wyzanski Doliber ‘69 Elinor Shannon Dustin ‘49 M. Jane Strott Eaton ‘47 Joan E. M. Davis Joyce ‘74 Catherine and John McDonnell Karen Casey Myers ‘68 Charles C. Perkins Larry Poe Aniello Trotta Kandace Smith Van Gorder ‘73

Charles River Club ($500 - $999)

Centennial Club ($100 - $249)

Nicholas W. Bankson Beverly Cleathero ‘62 Elizabeth Gavett Diane Howard ‘66 Innovated 2000 Multi Service, Inc. Donna DeHaven Jacobsen ‘62 Shiela M. Lally Connie Bisceglia Lawler ‘60 Jennifer McSweeney Edward H. Rogers

Anonymous (2) Violet Apalakian ‘43 Janine Duguay Beauchemin ‘66 In memory of Paula Bergeron Beaupre ‘66 Joanne Chisholm Beck ‘71 Eunice Forbes Becker ‘66 Lynne Streiber Bertram ‘62 Norma Sanderson Bohannon ‘66 Marion Brooks ‘50 Mary Ellen Coleman Brueckner ‘69

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Rhodena Watt Brunstrom ‘61 Barbara Burke ‘54 Ellora Raymond Carle ‘56 Heather M. Carpenter Kathy Plankey Coolahan ‘77 Rebecca Bortz Costello ‘68 Maryanne DiBerto ‘70 Wilma Kennedy DiMasi ‘61 Dolores LeSaffre Driscoll ‘55 JoAnn Evans ‘80 Judith Stimberis Flanagan ‘62 Linda Freeman ‘81 Sarah Dunbar Goldberg ‘61 Debra Shields Graf ‘76 Susan Green ‘75 Mary Nolan Halbrooks ‘01 Shawn Hartman Laura Petersen Isaksen ‘88 Michelle Lamarre Jenney ‘65 Debra Kamm-Pelles Linda C. Knightly Pauline Theroux Kosanke ‘60 Gail Drury Lamb ‘64 Judith Roberts Lawler ‘59 Martha Gyger Littlefield ‘75 Ethel Turner-Shapcott Manahan ‘48 Elizabeth O’Connor McCollum ‘76 Michael Meadows David Medvitz Linda Giles Merikanto ‘62 Joy Nelson ‘03 Claudette Prefontaine O’Brien ‘63 Mary Alice O’Brien ‘77

Linda Price O’Keefe ‘65 In Memory of Claire Herlihy ‘64 Dorothy Irving Olson ‘64 / ‘04 Mary Anne Palmeter ‘56 Nancy Pithis Susan Hirst Read ‘71 Carolyn Schlegel ‘57 Kristen Sherman Helen Loring Smith ‘56 Thomas C. Smith Lorraine Stec ‘55 Elizabeth Steeves ‘62 Donald Szarkowicz In memory of Susanne Johnson Szarkowicz ‘66 Lorraine Dembia Tanner ‘67 Virginia Norris Taylor ‘66 Claudia Tessier ‘64 Rebecca Bidwell Thompson ‘61 Barbara Maynard Tortorelli ‘62 Pam Vitkin Tulman ‘68 Tunde Turi-Markovic Alexander Wagner Merrie Ellis Walker ‘64 Dorothy Hulquist Webster ‘53 John White Diane Ricciardi Wright ‘62 June Young ‘95 Janice Paratore Zaganjori ‘61 Jean Hogarth Zink ‘51

Scholars Club (Up to $99) Anonymous (2) Margaret Concannon Abramson ‘71 Monica Gisselle Adwani ‘12 Mir F. Ahmad Mildred Ayer Allen ‘54 Stephanie Alonge ’13 Carlos Alvarado ‘07 Nancy Amado ‘93 Cheryl Monaco Amari ‘87 Joseph Aniki ‘11 Donald A. Arruda Jessica Augusta ‘09 Jesse Avalos ‘09 Joanne Menesale Bates ‘57 Tresina Bennett ‘96 / ‘08 Amanda Bertone ‘09 Alissa Bertram Hilda Rothenheber Birney ‘62 Rachel Black Carmen Pratt Bonney ‘52 Linda Smith Bratt ‘61 David Broden ‘93 Kayla K. Brown ‘11 Linda Finneran Brown ‘62 Arthur Bumpus Colleen Burke Marie Clement Bushman ‘61 Emily Saltonstall Byrd II ‘12 Yuly Cabrera ‘12 Rosa Cadena Julie Caldarone ‘79 Angel Calderon Anne Cardente Charlene Fourcher Carle ‘65 Carolyn Carlson ‘64

Barbara Sloan Caron ‘61 Suzanne Curtis Carter ‘61 In memory of Karsen Faulkner Evans ‘61 Athena Stamatis Cerulli ‘81 Nancy Davis Chadbourne ‘50 Alexis Charland ‘12 Herbert Chisholm ‘11 Amy Ye Cho ‘91 / ‘10 Chris Christopher Mary Ellen Croft-Lafrance Jofre Cruz ‘07 Doris Leahy Curtis ‘47 In memory of Barbara Mattson ‘47 Charlotte Davis ‘83 Judith Gardner Day ‘58 Elizabeth Dickinson ‘81 Catherine Cricchio DiFiore ‘62 Ann Doheney ‘00 Ryan P. Donovan Mark Dorso ‘12 Joyce Jenkins Dow ‘62 Helen Omer Duran ‘60 Judith Carrier Engel ‘67 Thomas Englehardt ‘09 Katherine Ernest ’12 Joey Eugenio ‘07 Linda Fader Carol York Falvey ‘61 Lisa Fey Matthew J. Florio Denise Cote Flynn ‘61 Marion Drew Francis ‘47 Deanna Wilson Fredie ‘61 Nicole Garcia ’13 Marybeth Kane Gedney ‘84 Donna Flowers Gilmour ‘61 Bobbie Weinstein Goldman ‘61 Jarlin Gomez ‘10 Amy Goodell ‘04 Elle-Jordyn Goslin ’15 Jacqueline Rowe Gounaris ‘63 Charlotte Hamill Grace Torrisi Hamilton ‘61 Debora DuPont Harding ‘81 Shirley Kay Henshall ‘58 Rodney Hinkle Patrick Holland ‘07 Cynthia Hatch Huff ‘64 Sheila Ott Jackson ‘76 Nada Jones ‘81 Kenneth Kahle Eleanor Kalem ‘56 Saundra Wartell Katz ‘58 Corinne Turner Kelly ‘54 Terri Khoury Katiti Kironde Diane Sibolkin Kline ‘63 Brenda Alberts Korn ‘58 Shorona Lallsingh ‘12 Shawna Riffley Lambert ‘67 Janet Gripper Lancaster ‘62 Luis Lara ‘08 David V. Lindberg Anne Hickey Lopresti ‘61 Kathleen Strickland Lord ‘50 Beverly Lutz

Keanna Hall Macchiarulo ‘07 Bruce R. MacDonald In memory of Beth A. MacDonald ‘96 Herb Marin Meaghan Brown Marion ‘07 Kristen Martinez Amanda Matarese Paul McBrine Kathleen Abbott McDonald ‘53 Michael McGovern Patrick McGovern Junior Mendoza ‘11 Katherine Meranian ‘62 Shirley M. Morris Sandra Smith Mumford ‘62 Avraham Nahoumi ‘98 Phyllis Wojciechowski Nappi ‘67 Patrice Rawlick Nelson ‘70 In memory of Judy Marcy Vozella ‘70 John C. Newburn Mary-Ellen Spear Oberhauser ‘64 Jamie Odum Lauren Oles ‘06 Kenneth Olisky ‘06 Michael Oliveira ‘11 Danielle Palmerino ‘09 Cara Parkoff Anita Scaletti Patsos ‘54 Kimberly A. Pelliccia ‘12 Mary Diamond Perdikes ‘49 Marcus A. Pereira Joan Knapp Perzanowski ‘61 In memory of Karsen Faulkner Evans ‘61 Barbara Biggs Peterson ‘52 Phyllis Anne Ginty Petty ‘61 In memory of Karsen Faulkner Evans ‘61 Richard Potter ‘05 Sarah Poyton ‘12 Janet Goldstein Promisel ‘61 Janet Marsh Reilly ‘61 Elaine Silverman Reiser ‘61 Glenna Grant Richardson ‘59 Jacqueline Guzzardo Riordan ‘61 Elizabeth Harland Ritz ‘64 Laura Rogers ‘85 Sheilah Feinberg Ross ‘55 Barbara Boynton Ryan ‘55 Mary Ann Furman Salemme ‘66 Dianne Smith Santos ‘61 Mary Boyne Schlaff ‘79 Arghavan Schumacher Natalie Sforza Donna Torno Shields ‘61 Millie Wright Sigler ‘67 Deborah Slicis ‘82 / ‘03 In memory of Jack Fitzgerald Susan Allen Smith ‘60 Concetta DeRosa Snow ‘81 Leslie Damon Somers ‘67 Nancy Spargo ‘58 Aiyana Spencer ‘09 Jacqueline Streeter ‘10 Ian Struthers ‘11

Lenore Hulteen Swanson ‘46 Joy LaBrie Taylor ‘73 Susan L. Taylor Nancy Tofferi ‘54 John Trask Bonnie Buchan Traylor ‘61 Alice Wagner Tripp ‘62 Harvey B. Ussach Sandra Elliott Wallace ‘59 Janet Broeg Walsh ‘66 Jessica Warner ‘10 Toiva Wiberg ‘12 Carol J. Wilcox Judith Wilcox ‘61 Joan Cousineau Wingle ‘55 Seth M. Woods Kathleen Blanchette Yarnell ‘67 Arleen Elias Zaft ‘61

Gifts In Kind Margarita Ascencio Euz Azevedo ‘08 Sara Benoit ‘00 BNY Mellon Alexandra Carrano ‘08 Julie Calderone ‘79 Cheers/The Hampshire House Catalina Chew ‘04 Alison Card Kaufman Clark ‘74 John Kent and Rita Donoghue Cooke ‘54 Rachel Cooke Rebecca Bortz Costello ‘68 Rae Daniel ‘07 Davio’s Linda Wyzanski Doliber ‘68 Kristen Dvorsky Scott Dovner ‘10 Brett Fodiman ‘06 Jeff Gauches ‘06 Kyle Grenier ‘07 Eileen Keady ‘75 Katiti Kironde Shiela Lally Maggiano’s Amanda Matarese Elaine McGovern Cindy Rounds McGuigan ‘85 Josh V. McKain Christopher Mittell Mistral Mary O’Brien ‘77 Pan Am Brands The Family of Rosalie Piazza ‘12 Nancy Shultz Ramsden ‘54 Rachel Salvato ‘08 Renee Scott ‘79 Paul Schibblehute Arjun Sinha ‘12 Meridith Spencer Christine Blatsos Sprague ‘66 StanHope Grille Emily and Mark Stoehrer Jewell G. Westerman Julie Moffi Whitney ‘01 Leah Lentini Winters ‘01 www.fisher.edu

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Athletics Update

Spring 2012 Season Wrap-Up The Fisher Falcons Baseball team finished second in the American Mideast Conference (AMC) regular season and is the first team at Fisher to qualify for post-season play. They finished sixth in the 2012 Unaffiliated Baseball Tournament in Kinston, North Carolina. The team finished in the Top 20 in stolen bases and stolen base attempts per game. The Lady Falcons Softball team finished fifth in the AMC regular season. First Team All-Conference Honors went to outfielder Eridani Dume and starting pitcher Casey Reed, while Second Team Honors were awarded to first baseman Davidson Peguero, second baseman Victor Lebron, short stop Jose Paulino, outfielder Michael Flynn, and outfielder Dominic Zaher. Sophomore Eridani Dume set a Fisher single-season record with 44 stolen bases and finished second in the nation. Freshman Dominic Zaher finished first in the nation in fielding percentage of 1.000.

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Fisher Today Fall/Winter 2012-2013

Class Notes Where have you been? What have you been doing? Have baby or grandchild news? Landed a new job? Taking a trip? Engaged or married? Here’s where you brag about it! Submit your class notes at: www.fisher.edu/alumni-update.

1960s

1980s

Jambo! (hello in Swahili) says Sarah Dunbar Goldberg ’61 who took the trip of her life, an African safari in the winter 2012. “It was my dream trip since I was a little girl!” She’s looking forward to seeing alums in Maine this September.

Gwendolyn Turner Mcbride ’82 lives in Framingham, MA and is a Director of Training at Staples.

Janet Strath Byrer ‘67 is grateful for the Fisher friendships that will last a lifetime.

Sue Hanley Brennan ’84 enjoyed her evening classes at the Buzzards Bay campus and is now the Vice President of KenMark Office Systems in Mashpee, MA.

From Pompano Beach, FL Merry Battles ’69 is a massage therapist and writing her second book about the healing work of body, mind and spirit, infused with a good dose of humor.

Dana Sorrentino Duggan ‘89 favorite Fisher memory was the senior year fashion show because herinstructor Taylor Hastie was married to actor Antonia Vargas, who played “Huggy Bear” on Starsky and Hutch. “He coordinated the show”! Dana owns South Shore Swimwear Company and was a semi-finalist for “Fashion Star” on NBC in April 2012.

1970s

1990s

Denise Burnett Scott Taylor ’79 lives in Connecticut and is an Early Childhood Manager at Hall Neighborhood house. Denise fondly remembers being a part of Fisher News and her trip to Bermuda.

Kiri Kohlmetz Ryan ‘90 received her Master’s at Boston University and is now a School Social Worker, LCSW at John Jay High School in NY.

Nancy Thornley Strunk ’68 from Colorado is currently a Senior Managing Consultant at Berkeley Research Group.

Edith Joppich Churchill ‘79 earned Master’s at Stonehill College and now works in education. Her favorite part of Fisher was the small comfortable classroom with easy dialogue among students and instructors.

Edith Taylor Valeri ‘93 is a Lab Manager at Whitehead Institute at MIT. Angela Bates ‘94 favorite memory was attending Barcelona and Paris with her Fisher class.

Diane Bulcroft Quinn ’67 writes from Biloxi, MS “Thank you so much for providing me with a replacement yearbook from 1967. When one loses everything as we did in Hurricane Katrina, it is sometimes hard to imagine our past. Some may think a yearbook is just a material item, when in fact, it is a memory. It is hard to lose a memory. Material things can be replaced with money…not so memories. Looking through that year book brought back so many memories. Thank you.”

Debra Cerami Duckworth ‘95 went on to receive her Master’s at Hofstra University. Her favorite Fisher memory was traveling to Italy and England. Allison Testa McHugh ‘95 earned her Associate’s in Nursing at Fisher’s Brockton Hospital School of Nursing and is currently the Director of Education, Professional Development and Nursing Research. Tracee Vincenti Morse ‘98 says hello from Pembroke, MA and is currently an RN. Jamie Perkins Freedman ‘98 and her husband wrote a children’s picture book “Welcome to Plow Town,” which is available on Amazon.com. Ronald Martin ’97 (Fall River campus) couldn’t be prouder of his daughter and New Bedford campus graduate Christine Whenal ’12, who is now off to the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing.

2000s Graziella D’Amico Paone ‘02 says hello from Gloucester, MA and is the owner and operator of Lullababy Boutique.

Sara Benoit ’00 works at PanAm Brands in NH. www.fisher.edu

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Class Notes Kristen Walsh ‘08 (top left) was a featured stylist for RAW Boston in June 2012. “My career keeps growing and changing. The right education prepares you for that along with hard work and passion. I never thought I’d even attend college or make it through my two years and cried at graduation ‘cause it actually happened!! Thank you for letting me share how much I truly adore Fisher College it did so much for me!

Danielle Souza ’10 (bottom left) is living and studying art in San Francisco. “I was very fortunate to be able to work on “The Devils Carnival” as a costume seamstress. My job was to take the costumes after the fittings and alter them. I also would be on standby on set if anything (like a ripped hem) needed to be fixed. I would help in the dressing rooms and then clear out the costumes as the end of the night. It was a great experience and I got to meet some amazing people though it!”

Inseparable in school and out Jankalo Rodriguez ’10 and Luis Colon ’10 stopped by Fisher with little Jordan Colon!

Mark Klemm ’10 offers Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts Seminars at Boston-area schools. “We teach students the art and history of the sport, the basic techniques, and some of the unique exercises to stay in shape. At the end of each seminar, we hold pads for each student to practice. This is usually the students’ favorite part. My teammate is an UFC veteran.”

Lisa Chirico Angelo ’88 of Amsterdam, NY has recently written and published a children’s book called “Hannah and Bo go to the Apple Orchard,” published through Author House Publishing. John L. Sullivan ’80/’08 graduated from New England Law Boston on May 25th at the Citi Performing Arts Center.

2010s Vikki Cabral ‘11 is a Senior Quality Data Analyst at Southcoast Hospitals Group.

In Memoriam Mary Labree Ward ’47 Joan Edgerly Vendetti ‘52 Sarah Flora Gil ‘65 Jessica Simpson ‘88 Nancy Spicer ‘92 Ashley McCann ‘07

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Fisher Today Fall/Winter 2012-2013

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