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News and Information from Mount Saint Charles Academy • Brothers of the Sacred Heart • Fall 2007 • Issue 2

West Wing Renovations Complete Local Screening of Ice Kings the Movie How to Smartly Donate Assets During Your Lifetime Alumni News Class of 1957 Celebrates 50th Reunion Welcome New Staff Members


M O U N T S A I N T C H A R L E S AC A D E M Y • B R OT H E R S O F T H E S AC R E D H E A RT • M O U N T S A I N T C H A R L E S AC A D E M Y • B R OT H E R S O F T H E S AC R E D H E A RT

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West Wing Renovations Complete High technology and ample space make our recent upgrades worth waiting for.

Welcome New Staff Members In our 83rd academic year Mount welcomes five new staff members.

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How to Smartly Donate Assets During Your Lifetime Chris Bouley explains several options for lifetime gifting.

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A Mount Inspiration He’s an Air Force Veteran, Engineer, Athlete, and Mentor. Michael Guilbault visits Mount for his 30th Class Reunion.

President’s Letter 3 Principal’s Letter 3 Class of 2007 4 Class Notes 6 Around Campus 8

On the cover: 2007 MSC Graduates

Upcoming Events 16

M O U N T S A I N T C H A R L E S AC A D E M Y • B R OT H E R S O F T H E S AC R E D H E A RT • M O U N T S A I N T C H A R L E S AC A D E M Y • B R OT H E R S O F T H E S AC R E D H E A RT


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t has been a whirlwind summer as we completed the first part of the West Wing Project. We began the demolition of the third floor of the West Wing area on June 13th and 69 days later, we received our official certificate of occupancy for our new computer technology center, our new academic learning center, a faculty computer lab, and two completely remodeled classrooms.The next day, on August 22nd, our students began a new academic year, enthusiastic and excited about our new technologically advanced learning space. As I entered the new computer classroom a junior by whispered to me, “Brother, this space is

REALLY NICE! Thanks so much for making this happen!”

Of particular note was the dedication of our Building and

Br. Robert R. Croteau, SC President

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today. While there are many things I could discuss with you today, I think the most important thing to discuss is community.

opportunity to give back to our school – a school that has given so much to us.

sually this space is given to me to share with you thoughts and reflections on life at Mount today. And I enjoy being able to give you a glimpse of what’s happening in the classrooms and hallways that we all shared over the years. This month, I have chosen to share with you someone else’s words because I find that they are testament to all that is good about Mount and to what makes Mount the unique school that it is. The words are those of David Roderick, chemistry teacher, swim coach, track coach, and sergeant in the U.S. Army. Currently, Dave is serving his second tour in Iraq and recently helped kick off our annual walk-a-thon by addressing our high school students via an internet link.You could have heard a pin drop as Dave addressed nearly 700 students in the Mount gym. His address follows: “Good morning Mt. St. Charles. It is an honor to speak with you

We are so thrilled that we were able to complete another phase of the development of our building, all in better service to our students and their families.This again has been possible through the dedication of board and committee members, academic departments and administrators, students involved in the Walkathon, and the numerous donors who believed in Mount and committed themselves to make this $1,400,000 improvement a reality.

In the six years since 9/11, I have spent almost half of that time away from the ones I love most – my wife Janet, my children Justin and Allie, and my second family, the Mount community. It has not always been easy, but whether I have been walking the vast hallways of the Pentagon or the sands of Iraq, thoughts of you have always been with me. The thing about our school of which I am most proud is our sense of community and how we as a school are always willing to reach out to others – whether they have been across the city or across the globe. It is that sense of community that I cherish most. In that spirit, I would like you to really think about what walk-athon means. Walk-a-thon is not just a day to take off from school and stroll the streets of Woonsocket. Walk-a-thon is an

Grounds Manager Br. Roland Champagne SC and Technology Director Brenda Hammerschmidt, who worked at least six days per week, with no time off, to make sure that we would be ready for the opening of school. We pray that they be blessed and that all the benefactors who are partners in our ministry that made this possible rejoice in this newest success story. Sincerely yours,

Mr. Demers has told me that our goal is $125,000, but I think we can do so much better that that. So when you’re thinking about getting sponsors, think about the friendships, the laughter, the community that is Mount and how walk-a-thon provides you with an opportunity to give back to Mount. Never forget what a special place Mount is and how fortunate we are to have it. Let’s do all that we can to improve it. May God bless you and keep you until we meet again.” The Mount spirit is alive and well – even in the sands of Iraq. Excelsior !!

Herve Richer ‘74 Principal

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Class of 2007 Bethany A. Adams Kauri Almonte Shealan M. Anderson Angela G. Astorini Lisa A. Auger Nicole E. Baldassari Patrick J. Ballard Shannon H. Ballou Liane M. Barone Janelle E. Beaulieu Melissa K. Belanger Alex J. Belhumeur Corey T. Belhumeur Krista L. Berardi Johnelle E. Bergeron Andrew J. Bessette Christie J. Bilodeau Matthew P. Boucher David R. Boulet Jeffrey R. Bousquet Chelsea L. Boyle Maura G. Brennan Kelsey A. Brien Steven R. Brouillard Meghan E. Buisson Jillian A. Buratto Jenny C. Burns Stephanie M. Campbell Adam L. Campellone Cory N. Canavan Anna E. Capaldi Ryan M. Celona Alana S. Cerrone Megan E. Clary Lindsay M. Coolbrith Joshua M. Corriveau Kathryn E. Cournoyer Anne M. Davenport Larissa B. DeLisi Daniel J. DellaPosta Laura M. Desmarais Christa A. DiCasparro Joseph M. DiMuccio Nicholas C. DiPardo Keara L. Duffy Jennie M. Eckilson Courtney A. Fargnoli Ryan J. Fitzgerald Luke J. Fontaine Jessica L. Gabriele Meredith E. Gadoury Samantha K. Galvin Alicia N. Gardiner Joshua A. Girard Thomas J. Golden Christopher Goodison Emily A. Greer Troy C. Gunter Evan M. Hagan Janis V. Hall Gabrielle M. Harmon Christopher J. Harvey David S. Hird Karl M. Hirschegger Adam M. Hogue Erin R. Horan Eric G. Hossfield Steven J. Hudson Henry Hulick IV Samantha F. Hunt

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Bianca M. Hunt Charles R. Hunt Dan M. Janik Brittany E. Jensen Jenna M. Keenan Sean G. King Daniel A. Koback Ryan A. Kotwica Nicholas H. Kozlowski Jeffrey J. Lace Tayla D. Lackey Renee L. Lamarre Steven J. Lambert Taryn L. Lapierre Alexandra M. Larder Marisa K. Lee Janelle J. Levesque Marianne Lizotte Trevor J. Loring Willliam D. Lupo III Andra A. Mandeville Christine C. Marino Steven M. Marois Kerry A. Martin Nicolas B. Martin Kimberly I. Martin Wayne A. Martini, Jr. Christina M. Martone Michael J. Marusak Nicholas C. Massemini Alicia A. Mathurin Luke E. Mayer Maureen P. McGuire Kaitlin M. McNamara Spencer A. Meek Ashley B. Meholick Renee R. Mitson Joshua A. Montesi Justin D. Morin Celie J. Morin Casey L. Murphy Sunil Nagpal Brittany M. O’Boyle Bethany L. Oxford Nick T. Palazini Steven M. Paquin Tarah M. Parrino Matthew T. Pelland Steven J. Pellegrino, Jr. Kelsey L. Pickering Erin L. Piette Jennifer M. Pirrello Michael J. Platek Brendan R. Quinn Stephen R. Ragno Danielle C. Remy-Macedo Monica M. Resende Michelle K. Rico Lindsey A. Roberts Jennifer L. Rosati Jeffrey A. Roy Brian P. Roy Sean C. Rutherford Michael J. Ryan Lisa A. Salois Sarah E. Scanlan Joseph A. Senecal Amy E. Sevigny Allegra A. Siomkin Ian C. Smith Kirstie L. St Martin Matthew P. Stein

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James O. Stone Briana L. Suffoletto John R. Sullivan, Jr. Amanda S.Tassoni Diamante A.Tavolaro Mary Catherine Taylor Danielle R.Turcotte Vincent A.Verardo Caitlin L.Volpe Andrew D. Wagner Caitlin E. Walsh Joshua J. White Kyle J. Wolf Brendan M. Worton Timothy E. Zabinski Kathryn S. Zagami

Colleges and Universities that accepted members of the Class of 2007 American International College American University Anna Maria College Arcadia University Arizona State University Art Institute of Boston Assumption College Auburn University Babson College Bay State College Baypath College Becker College Bennington College Bentley College Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Bridgewater State College Brown University Bryant University Carnegie Mellon Unversity Castleton State College Champlain College Clark University Clarkson University Colby-Sawyer College Community College of Rhode Island Connecticut College Curry Colllege Daniel Webster College Delaware Valley College Drew University Duquesne University Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Elmira College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emmanual College Endicott College Fairfield University

Fisher College Florida State University Fordham University Framingham State College George Mason University George Washington University Georgetown University Goucher College Green Mountain College Hawaii Pacific University High Point University Hofstra University Ithaca College James Madison University Johnson & Wales University Kansas State University Keene State College Lafayette College Lasell College Lehigh University Lesley College Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Loyola College of Maryland Loyola University Chicago Marist College Marquette University Maryland Institute College of Art Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Merrimack College Mississippi State University Mitchell College Monmouth University Mount Ida College New England Institute of Art New England Institute of Technology Nichols College Northeastern University Oklahoma State University Plymouth State College Pratt Institute Providence College Quinnipiac University Regis College Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute Rhode Island College Rivier College Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Sacred Heart University Salem State College Salve Regina University San Francisco State University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art & Design Seton Hall University Simmons College Slippery Rock University Southern Illinois University

Southern New Hampshire University Springfield College St. Anselm College St. John’s University St. Joseph’s College St. Joseph’s University St. Leo’s University Stonehill College Suffolk University Syracuse University Temple University The Catholic University of America The College of the Holy Cross Towson University University of Alabama at Huntsville University of Chicago University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Florida University of Hartford University of Maine University of Mary Washington University of Maryland University of Massachusetts at Amherst University of Massachusetts at Boston University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth University of Massachusetts at Lowell University of Miami University of Mississippi University of Montana University of New England University of New Hampshire University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of Oregon University of Rhode Island University of Richmond University of Rochester University of South Florida University of Southern Maine University of Tampa University of the Arts University of Vermont University of Virginia Villanova University Virginia Polytechnic Institute Washington & Leee University Wells College Wentworth Institute of Technology Western New England College Westfield State College Wheaton College Wheelock College Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester State College


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West Wing Renovations Complete teaching and staff after school hours • Faculty Lab with 7 computers available to the staff • Applications Center where Students and Staff work on and repair systems to be utilized within the school. Students that help in the Technology Department during their free period will also use this space to work on systems

Academic Support Center The Academic Support Center, staffed by Mrs. Joan Morin and Ms. Julie Beauvais ‘96, provides one-on-one instruction to children whose academic difficulties range from never having been taught how to study and organize themselves to children with ADHD or Executive Functioning Disorder. These teachers work closely with their students helping them to meet our collegepreparatory expectations and thrive in our environment. This invaluable program needed a larger, technologically supported center to better serve this segment of our student body and now we have it!

• Larger, well lit space with separate areas for group and individual instruction. • Quiet, organized atmosphere. • Ample, secure storage for student files, testing materials, and resource supplies.

• Office where Director Brenda Hammerschmidt and Mr. Raymond Morin ‘70, can perform administrative duties.Teaching staff includes Mr. Miles Henderson and Br. Frank Fontaine, SC.

Classrooms • Smart Board • Built In Storage • New Furniture Future renovations in the West Wing, scheduled for the Summer of 2008, will include the Library and a new external stairwell.

Technology Center • Classroom with 27 PC’s and 3 MAC’s for student technology classes during the school day and development training classes for current


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N O T E S St. Louis as issues were resolved in Fortaleza, Brazil. Tom frequently traveled to South America and relied on Skype and a webcam daily to stay in touch with his family.

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1991 The late Bernard Goudreau was the founder of the Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science in Hyde Park, NY. For more information on the Museum you can go to their website: www.mathmuseum.org

1957 Roger Biron and wife Lucille thoroughly enjoyed their 50th reunion this past June. He is a retired Detective from the Woonsocket Police department after 25 years of service in the Juvenile Division.They have two children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1971 Phil Desrosier is working at Sacred Heart High School in East Providence, RI, where he is forming an instrumental music program.

Class of 1982 celebrated their 25th Class Reunion with coctails and dinner at Mount. Chad Medeiros and his children Abigail and Charles are pictured with a “friend” when they visited the Atlanta Zoo this summer.

and Alissa, a sophomore at Toll Gate High School.

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Tim Boisvert and wife, Ruth, announce the birth of their second set of natural boy twins, Cole and Cody, born in December of 2006. They are pictured with Conner and Colin, who were born in March of 2005. Tim and family reside in Plantation, Florida.

George Laplume, Jr was recently promoted to Senior Project Manager at P.M. Construction, where he has worked for the past 7 years. He resides in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with his wife Lisa and their twins Jacob and Jordan.

1987 Thomas Morgan, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics and

Denise Dufault started her own private security firm based in Lee County, FL.TriCounty Protective Services, Inc is a full-service company that offers guard dogs, cameras, premises lock-up, patrols and soon – armed and unarmed uniformed officers. In the future she intends to add an investigative team to the corporation. Classmates and friends can email her at: hatesflyin@aol.com

1990 Peter Belisle and wife, Carrie, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Madeliene, born on August 2nd of this year. Peter is the Head Coach of men’s hockey at UMASS Boston.

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Class of 1977 celebrated their 30th Class Reunion with a golf tournament and a cruise on the Bay Queen.

1982 Andrew Northcutt works for Amica Mutual Insurance Company and is married to the former Debra Damaso. They are the parents of three daughters: Cristina, a graduate of Roanoke College, Jessica, a freshman at West Virginia University 6

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1985 Jill Catalano Feig and her husband, Jim, would like to announce the arrival of their first child, Danica Isobel, on March 28, 2007. 2008 is a reunion year for: 1958 1963

1968 1973

Jon Bodnar graduated from Chapman University with a MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Composition and Literature. He is living in Carlsbad, California and working for Time Warner Cable.

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Contact the Alumni Office.

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Genomic Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is also the proud father of a handsome, healthy Brazilian baby boy, Matheus Savir Morgan.This summer Tom was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his family in

Joanna Powers of Providence is the Director of Membership/Office Services for Girl Scouts of Rhode Island. She oversees the registration process and membership recruitment for the largest non-profit all girl organizations in RI. She also is an Americorps*Vista alumni.


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Jude Almeida and wife, Jennifer, are pleased to introduce their daughter, August Ruth to the Mount community. She was born on July 1st of this year.

Jamie Dumont has accepted a position, to start next season, in Bolzano, Italy with the Bolzano Ice Hockey club of the Italian League. Jamie will be the Head Coach/General Manager of the Junior A team and an assistant with the Men’s 1st Division team. This past season he was on the coaching staff at Bowdoin College. Cynthia Voccola Joyce and husband, Mike, announce the birth of Joseph Patrick born on July 18th, 2007. He joins big brothers Michael-4 and Jacob-2.

1995 Brandon Van Balen and wife Julie announce the birth of their first child, Aubrey Elizabeth, born on July 28, 2007.

1996 Danielle Stockley received her Master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Simmons College. Since then, she’s moved to New York City and is currently

working at Scholastic Publishers. Friends can say hello at: dnyels@yahoo.com

1997 Christina DiDonato Mitnik and husband, Nahum, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose, born on July 12th of this year. Auntie Annalee DiDonato ‘99 and big cousin Marc are also enjoying spending time with this newest family member.

1999 Kelly Naughton, a 2003 graduate of Marist College, graduated from Albany Law School in May 2006 and was the recipient of the Capital District Trial Lawyers’ Association Award. She has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York as well as in the federal court for the Northern District of New York. She is presently practicing law in Goshen, NY. Captain Matthew J. Wignall, was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for “meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as Company Executive Officer, TAC Platoon Leader, and Battalion S4 while

YES, I WANT TO MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO MOUNT Name

N O T E S assigned to Bravo Company and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 172d SBCT, Fort Richardson, Alaska.” Matt and wife, Lindsey Cucinotta ‘99 are stationed at Ft Knox, KY.

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2002 Rachel Brayley was recently promoted to Director of Pet Nursing at Banfield Pet Hospital in Johnston. She graduated from UVM in 2006 with a BS in Animal Sciences.

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Sonya Andrade married Brian Petrie on June 10th in a small ceremony at a friend’s estate in Taunton, MA. They reside in Norton, MA with her son Isaiah Benjamin-6 and are expecting her second son in September. Sonya currently works at Northern Rhode Island Animal Hospital. Pictured are Sonya, Brian, Isaiah and flower girl, Haylee.

Erin O’Callahan has just been hired as a third grade teacher at the Foxborough Regional Charter School in Foxborough, MA. Chris Roberts is a candidate for the Woonsocket City Council. He would love to have the support at the polls from fellow Mounties. Anyone who would like to help with his campaign can contact Chris at 401-4132340.

Michael Carriere, a junior at Syracuse University, shared first place honors and split the $35,000.00 prize at the annual Panasci Business Plan Competition at the university’s Whitman School of Management. His company, Zapdot Interactive, aims to push the online gaming community to a new level of professional competition by offering proprietary tools to help teams organize, interact, and improve. Congratulations Mike!

2007 Yearbook Signing Party November 21, 7-9 pm Chapel Hall

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS! By email: mscalumni @ aol.com By fax: 401-762-2327 By web: www.mountsaintcharles.org By mail: Alumni Office Mount St. Charles 800 Logee Street Woonsocket, RI 02895

My check for $__________________ payable to Mount Saint Charles Academy is enclosed. My pledge off $__________________ can be deducted from my checking account (voided check enclosed). Please charge my gift of $_______________ to my: VISA Master Card Discover

Address City/State/Zip

Card# Name on card

Email

Exp. date

(please print clearly)

Signature

Phone

My company ____________________________ will match my gift.

I would like my total gift amount broken up in payments over time: Monthly Quarterly Semi-Annually

Stock gifts or transfers can be made by contacting Donald Demers at 401-769-0310 x111 or demersd@mountsaintcharles.org. Online contributions are also accepted. Go to www.mountsaintcharles.org, click Welcome on the left, then On-line Giving at the top.


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New Staff Members Mount opened its 83rd academic year on Wednesday, August 22nd.This year, the Academy welcomes five new staff members. Ms. Rosa Almanzar, who graduated from the University of Rhode Island, joins the Foreign Language Department as a Spanish teacher. Mrs. Emily Clary assumes the role of Director of Campus Ministry. She is a graduate of Furman University and Providence College where she received her degree in

Pastoral Ministry. Ms. Kristen Couture who earned her BA in biochemistry from Clark University and her M.A. in Biology from Harvard will be teaching biology and physics. Ms. Mary Stoukides, a graduate from the University of Rhode Island, joins the Science Department, teaching Environmental Science and Chemistry. Fr. Charles Quinn is returning to the Academy as a part time

Seated: Fr. Charles Quinn Standing (left to right) Ms. Rosa Almanzar, Mrs. Emily Clary, Ms. Kristen Couture, Ms. Mary Stoukides

PAWTUCKET RED SOX OUTING

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

Mount’s school board members were treated this summer to a Pawtucket Red Sox Game by the owner of the club, Ben Mondor ‘42.

Herve Richer, Principal of Mount St. Charles Academy announced the names of the National Merit Semifinalists.

Standing behind Ben are L/R are: Br. Robert Croteau, SC, President, Christopher Almon ‘82, Chairman, Kathryn Sabetti Tillinghast ‘87, William Smith and Jeffrey Bradley ‘94, former school board member and Director of Community Relations for the PawSox.

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campus minister. Fr. Quinn served as pastor of St. Eugene’s in Chepachet before retiring in the spring.

They are: Matthew Patenaude, son of Ronald and Susan Patenaude of Pawtucket, Theresa Donohoe, daughter of James and Jean Donohoe of Hopedale, MA, Jamie Clem, son of Thomas and Lisette Clem of Woonsocket, and Daniel Keyes, son of Christopher and Jean Keyes of Bellingham, MA.The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors. These students are now eligible to advance to the finalist level, and qualify for a Merit Scholarship.


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STEPHEN DUMAINE

JOHN GILLOOLY

Music Director Marc Blanchette ‘76 and his family had a chance to lunch with Stephen Dumaine ‘91 in Washington DC this summer. It was prior to Steve’s Fourth of July performance with the National Symphony Orchestra on the National Mall.

John Gillooly, Providence Journal sportswriter and author of the book, PRIDE ON THE MOUNT, More Than A Game, spoke to Richard Lawrence’s combined AP English classes this September.The reason he was invited was not because of his book, but because Richard’s classes were required to read the book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder. John is quite familiar with Dr. Paul Farmer since his daughter Melissa, presently the Executive Director of THE RWANDA PROJECT for Partners in Health, was previously Paul Farmer’s Executive Secretary. Melissa Gillooly currently spends most of her time in Rwanda.

TARYN LAPIERRE Taryn Lapierre graduated in June after completing four years at Mount.Taryn played for the Mount girl’s hockey team serving as Assistant Captain in her junior year and Captain in her senior year. As a player she made All-Division and All-State all four years of her high school career and was voted MVP for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) play-offs in 2006 and 2007.Taryn is the all time record holder for RIIL schoolgirl hockey in goals, assists, and total points. Taryn is a freshman at Sacred Heart University where she will major in science and play hockey at the Division I level as a scholarship player. We wish her the best in her future and in bringing Mount Pride to Sacred Heart.

Stephen Dumaine and Marc Blanchette

According to the National Symphony web site; “Stephen Dumaine is a shining example that persistence pays. Each major orchestra employs just one tuba player full-time, making the openings few and far between. Persevering against those who told him he couldn’t make a living as a tuba player, a year in which he had no professional musical employment (practicing on his own throughout that time), and 21 auditions, he has become the principal tuba of the National Symphony Orchestra.” Read more about Steve and the National Symphony at: www.kennedycenter.org

BROTHER CLIFFORD KING, SC No, he does not have a new job. He’s being the great guy that he is and cleaning up a mess at the Class of 1982’s 25th reunion.

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Class of 1957 — 50th Reunion The Class of 1957’s 50th Reunion weekend was a resounding success. Everyone who worked at, or attended the events, had such a great time. Special guests included former chaplain Msgr. George Frappier, Br. Louis Laperle, Br. Charles Leo, Br. Robert Croteau, and Mr. Herve Richer. Alumni enjoyed a tour and light supper at the Museum of Work and Culture on Friday evening; a get-together with beer and dynamites at the home of Roger and Lorraine Gladu, a tour and dinner at Mount, and Sunday’s Mass, Brunch and Commencement. The reunion committee worked tirelessly for two years to make this weekend happen. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Armand “Bud” Demers, Conrad Bibeault, Ray Rabidoux and Roger Gladu.

Row 1: (Left to right) Richard Bourgery, Richard Reney, Roger Gladu, Roger Lapierre and Roger Biron Row 2: Rene Cardon, James Malley and Ronald Hemond Row 3: Albert Brien, Robert Dufresne, Normand Lafleur, Roger Gaulin and Paul Gouin Row 4: Ronald Detonnancourt, Marcel Mandeville and Peter Cannon Row 5: Paul Masse, Francis Parnell, Leonard DeWolfe, Charles Bourassa, Roger Gendron and Earl Corriveau Row 6: Carl McCarden, George Dresser, James Hennigan, Normand Crepeau, Donald Leclerc and Edward “Chaz” Czerwinski Row 7: Robert Cote, Richard Bourcier, George Egan, Robert Drapeau, Armand “Bud” Demers and Lucien Ouellette Row 8: Br Charles Leo, SC, Msgr George Frappier, Br Louis Laperle, SC, Raymond Rabidoux, Conrad Bibeault and Arthur Lesieur

Mount Apparel Katy and Emma Cabral, granddaughters of Mrs. Christine Cabral, Assistant Development Director, model sweatshirts that are available for sale in the Development Office. Other items for sale are: children’s bibs and adult tee’s, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Contact Chris at: 401-7690310 x 117 for pricing information.

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Photo courtesy of the Providence Journal.

Dave Roderick Speaks to Students From Iraq Brenda Hammerschmidt,Technology Director, operates the computer that brought Mount teacher, Sgt. David Roderick, via satellite to over 700 Mount students assembled in the gym for the 2007 Walk-a-thon kick-off. The money raised from this Walk-a-thon is designated to fund the Library renovations.

Ice Kings Local Screening Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre Friday, November 16, 2007 7:30 pm Tickets: $20, $15, $10 Box office 401-762-4545 www.stadiumtheatre.com

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A C A D E M Y

SCHOOL CALENDAR Nov. 4

Open House

Nov. 17 & 18

Junior High Drama

Auction on the Mount Saturday May 10, 2008 Great Items, Food, and Fun

Nov. 21

Class of 2007 Yearbook Party

Join the Mount Community as we prepare for these new and exciting events!

Nov. 24 & 25

Haven of Grace Christmas Benefit

Nov. 1 & 8

Entrance Exams

Upcoming Planning Meetings — All are welcome! Auction Committee – Nov. 8, 5:30 pm, Room 103 Golf Committee – Nov. 8, 7:00 pm, Room103

Dec. 2

Lessons & Carols

Auction Needs* • Dinner Sponsor

Dec. 16

Instrumental Christmas Concert

• Live and Silent Auction Items

Dec. 20

Christmas Choral and Bells

Dec. 27, 28, 29 MSC Holiday Face-Off Hockey Tournament

MSC Golf Tournament Monday July 21, 2008 Pawtucket Country Club

Golf Tournament Needs* • Tee Sponsors • Dinner Sponsor • Lunch Sponsor • Gift Bag Sponsors • Golf Cart Sponsors • Raffle Prizes

*Please consider your own business, employer, vendors, family, and friends as potential donors.

For more information, to volunteer, or donate, please call Chris Cabral at 401-769-0310 x117

In Memoriam

— MSC Friends & Family

January 2004 through August 2007 Class 1932 1934 1935 1937 1937 1939 1940 1940 1940 1941 1941 1941 1943 1945 1945 1947 1948 1948 1948 1950 1950 1950 1951 1954

Name Mr. Louis J. Dursin Mr. Normand R.Vadenais Mr. Gerard A. Nault Mr. Oscar G. Berard Mr. Normand R. Gervais Mr. Rodrigue N. Soucy Mr.Thomas Cadoret Mr. Roland Martelly Mr. Leopold A.Turenne Mr. John Cadigan Mr. Edgar Frappier Mr. William J. Heffernan, Jr. Mr. Normand E Laroche Mr. F.Thomas Crowley Mr. Alphonse N. Laliberte Mr. Claude E.Taylor Mr. Edward J. Czerminski Mr. Albert E. Mousseau Mr. Philip J. Scalley Mr. William E. Kann Mr. Normand J. Lafleur Mr. Philip A. Morris, Sr. Mr. Albert A. Achin Mr. Bertrand J. Bessette

Date 12/1/2006 1/25/2007 9/27/2004 5/3/2005 12/1/2006 6/12/2007 9/2/2006 4/24/2006 1/1/2004 2/26/2007 8/1/2005 6/26/2006 3/13/2006 3/8/2007 5/1/2006 12/15/2006 9/1/2006 12/1/2006 10/3/2005 7/1/2007 9/26/2006 4/1/2006 2/1/2007 11/1/2006

1954 1954 1955 1956 1957 1957 1958 1960 1965 1969 1974 1981

Mr. Albert E. Lacroix Mr.Thomas J. Skwyra Mr. Richard N. Dupuis Mr. Aldo F. Rossi, Jr Mr. John P. Balzarini Mr. Robert N. Rabidoux Mr. John J. Dooland Mr. Paul A. Labreche Mr. John P. Gurka Mr. Paul L. Desmarais Mark S. Cardozo, MD Mr. Lawrence .J Racine

1/3/2007 5/1/2006 12/1/2006 5/25/2007 4/14/2005 9/30/2006 3/23/2004 4/1/2006 2/1/2006 12/7/2006 2/14/2007 6/18/2007

Mrs. Leonora Collamati Mr. William D. Hulse Mrs. Paul G. Lussier Mrs. Avis M. Monroe Mr. Richard Paul Mr. Normand H. Renaud Mrs. Herve G. Robichaud Ms. Florence E. Soucy Mr. James M.Tannenbaum Mr. Richard L. Waddington Mrs. Helen Ziochouski

7/1/2005 11/12/2006 3/1/2007 8/9/2006 1/10/2006 4/1/2005 6/14/2007 6/1/2007 8/18/2007 11/1/2006 4/29/2006

Information was submitted to Alumni Office by family or friend.

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Veteran, Athlete, and Mentor, this Mount Alum is Able We recently reconnected with Michael Guilbault ‘77 for the first time in many years at

his 30th class reunion, and we were so impressed. Mike is an Air Force Veteran, Northeastern University graduate, Engineer and a quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident in 1995. Mike is involved with all kinds of competitive sports and spends a lot of time mentoring new spinal cord injury victims. He makes quite an impact on everyone who comes into

contact with him. As quoted by Peter Moore, one of Mike’s protégés, “Mike was one of the first people in a wheelchair to encourage me during physical therapy.To try to drive me harder by showing me what he’s capable of as a quadriplegic. ‘I’ve always been in quaddenial!’ Mike says with a twinkle. ‘When I was in the hospital all they were telling me was I can’t do this and I can’t do that. Ever since then I’ve been proving them wrong on all counts, one thing at a time.’ ” Mike was a competitor and medal winner in the 2007 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, medaling in the following events: air guns (Bronze), swimming (Gold), softball (Bronze), “I have been coming to the Wheelchair Games since 1998,” said Guilbault. “The Games are rehabilitation through recreation. Competing is challenging and keeps me fit. It is fun and I enjoy seeing the peer mentoring and what others can do.”

New England was built.The team is made up of players from RI, MA, and NH ranging from 24-63 years old with disabilities such as Polio, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputee, and Spina Bifida. After two consecutive years of winning the National Wheelchair Softball Tournament Division II Championship the team made it into the Division I bracket for the first time in their history by beating the Cicero Midwest Flyers from Illinois. Mike can be reached at: rollingilbo@yahoo.com

Holiday Face Off Mount Saint Charles Academy December 27, 28, 29, 2007 Bishop Guertin High School (NH) Cathedral High School (MA) Fairfield Preparatory School (CT) LaSalle Academy (RI) LaSalle College High School (PA) Mount Saint Charles Academy (RI) Natick High School (MA)

Mike is also a competitor with the New England Rollin’ Red Sox.The Rollin’ Red Sox are New England’s only wheelchair softball team and practices at the Brockton VA Hospital in Brockton, MA where the first wheelchair softball field in

St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (NY) Game Times: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Sponsored by: MYLAN Underwritten by: CITIZENS BANK FOUNDATION 13


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How to Smartly Donate Assets During Your Lifetime onating financial resources can be more complicated than just writing a check. If you want to engage in lifetime gifting of assets, you should be aware of certain rules. For instance, in 2007, the maximum annual gift tax exclusion amount is $12,000 per person while the lifetime federal gift tax exclusion amount is currently $1 million, and will remain at that level through 2009.

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A Charitable Remainder Trust is a tax-exempt way to distribute income from the trust to beneficiaries for a period of time after which remaining assets are distributed to charities of your choice.You determine the time frame of the trust—it can last a lifetime or for a fixed term of up to 20 years—as well as the amount of annual payouts. 14

Charitable Lead Trusts are funded with assets that are, preferably, expected to appreciate.The charity of your choice receives a fixed annual payout from the trust, with the remainder going to your family members at the end of the charity’s payout term. A Grantor Retained Annuity Trust allows you to pass assets you believe will appreciate in value to family members at discounted levels. You contribute assets to a trust and receive a fixed annuity payment stream for a specified period of years. At the end of the trust term, the remaining assets and their appreciation (if any) are distributed to your beneficiaries. You could use life insurance to help replace your estate and gift tax liabilities. Life insurance often provides a substantial benefit for relatively small costs. A life insurance policy may be used by itself to increase the size of your estate, or it may be used for cost-effectively paying estate taxes. A Limited Liability Company or Family Limited Partnership may help reduce the size of your estate for transfer-tax purposes.The LLC or FLP is made up

of managing or voting interests and nonvoting interests, and you could gift the nonvoting interests to your children and grandchildren . A Dynasty Trust could allow you to establish a source of funds for multiple generations. Here’s how it generally works: You would fund the trust with an amount up to your and your spouse’s lifetime gift tax exclusions.The trust assets, including any growth, will remain free of federal transfer taxes (i.e., estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes) for as long as they remain in the trust. Discuss your estate planning objectives and concerns with your Financial Advisor and your tax and legal advisors. Together, you can develop an estate plan that best addresses your financial and family situations.

Christopher J. Bouley ‘82 is a Second Vice President – Wealth Management, Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist for Smith Barney in Providence. He can be reached at: Smith Barney, One Citizens Plaza, Suite 600 Providence, RI 02903, his direct line is (401)-2765936 or (800)-556-7757 or e-mail him at christopher.j.bouley@smithbarney.com.You may visit his website at: www.fc.smithbarney.com/bouley. Smith Barney is a division and service mark of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Member SIPC.

Illustration: Matt Castigliego

by Chris Bouley


UPCOMING EVENTS

President Br. Robert R. Croteau, SC

May 10, 2008:

Principal Mr. Herve Richer ‘74

Auction on the Mount Great Items, Food, and Fun July 21, 2008: MSC Golf Tournament Pawtucket Country Club Join the Mount Community as we prepare for these new and exciting events!

UPCOMING MEETINGS November 8, 2007: Auction Planning Committee 5:30 pm, Room 103 Golf Planning Committee 7:00 pm, Room 103 ALL ARE WELCOME! (See page 12 for Auction and Golf Tournament needs)

Board of Trustees Raymond Reinsant SC, Chair Br. Robert R. Croteau, SC Br. Raymond Hetu, SC Br. Mark Hilton, SC Br. Donald Tardif, SC School Board Mr. Stephen Adamo ‘82 Christopher Almon, Esq. ‘82 Mrs. Ann Auclair Mr.Theodore Audet ‘75 Mr. Marc A. Cote ‘70 Br. Robert G. Gagne, SC Jacqueline Grasso, Esq. ‘83 Mr. John Hoyceanyls Br. Louis J. Laperle, SC Br. Roland Ouellette, SC Ms. Martha Ballou Roberts ‘76 Mr. Eric Robichard ‘87 William Smith, Esq. Mrs. Kathryn Sabetti Tillinghast ‘87 Mr. Donald Wignall Admissions Mr Joseph O’Neill, Director 401-769-0310 x137 MtStChrles@aol.com Alumni Mrs. Gail Bryson, Director 401-769-0310 x115 alumni@mountsaintcharles.org Development Mr. Donald M. Demers, CFRE, Director demersd@mountsaintcharles.org We hope you enjoyed the first issue of Mount. If you, or someone you know, would like to receive Mount please contact Gail Bryson in the Alumni Office at 401-769-0310 x115

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