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News and Information from Mount Saint Charles Academy • Brothers of the Sacred Heart • Spring 2012 • Issue 13

Announcing Mount Saint Charles Academy’s First Athletic Hall of Fame


Inside this issue of Mount: 5

Mount Students Aid Sister School in Africa MSC’s Lenten Mission Drive raises $14,000 for needy schoolchildren in Zambia.



Mount to Launch New Website The Mount Athletic Hall of Fame Introducing the very first inductees into the Mount Saint Charles Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.

The communication needs of the Mount community have inspired a major update to the school’s website.


MSC Annual Report of Donors Mount announces and thanks the individuals, companies, and organizations who generously support Mount Saint Charles Academy.

President’s Letter 3 Principal’s Letter 4 Around Campus 8 Class Notes 17

On the cover: The first MSC Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. Clockwise from upper left: Br. Adelard Beaudet, S.C.; Meghan McCooey ’06; Gilles Baillargeon ’51; Lionel Jenkins ’54; Thomas Songin ’72; William Coffey; Jean “Doc” Guay ’48; Alan Tenreiro ’92; Brian Lawton ’83; Marc Dubois ’86; Mathieu Schneider ’87; Gerene Boisvert Mabray ’86; Garth Snow ’87; Wayne “Ben” Wagner ’06; Joseph Couture ’76; Oscar “Gus” Galipeau ’40; 2002 Varsity Girls Tennis Team; 1939 Hockey Team


M E S S A G E   F R O M



We Journey Together And Together We Sustain the Mission

On a long and tedious journey, one soon suffers fatigue, and for support one can only rely upon the strength of one’s personal and limited store of resources; but consider what renewed confidence and courage may be brought to bear when the journey is made together with others. — Attributed to Fr. Andre Coindre, Founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart


ometimes I wonder just how many bricks comprise the structure that is our school. Each brick, laid so carefully and precisely in place, each contributing its own degree of support, beauty, and purpose to the overall structure. Each brick serving its own unique function, and yet each brick blending into the complete edifice. Should one brick fail, surely the building itself would not; and yet, the building would be incomplete. Should several bricks fail, eventually the integrity and beauty of the structure which together the bricks have formed would then be compromised. Within the structure of this beautiful building, a mission has been established, nurtured, and realized for nearly ninety years. Our founders have entrusted the care of this mission to us. And just as many bricks come together to form the structure, so too are many hands required to maintain, support, and sustain the mission. Teachers, administrators, alumni, board members, parents, friends, and benefactors — we are the bricks. Our belief in and love of this school and its mission bring us together. As each individual brick is important, so too is the contribution of each member.

The mission and its future are possible only because all contribute. Founded in 1919 as The Academy of Mount Saint Charles of the Sacred Heart, our school has experienced numerous and varied challenges over the course of its history. The journey has not always been easy. There have been many moments of triumph and celebration and other moments when we experienced “fatigue.” But from the very beginning, those of us entrusted with the mission have depended upon the support of our partners. With our partners and benefactors we have celebrated our triumphs. Because of our partners and benefactors, we have had the confidence and courage to survive the moments of fatigue. Thank you for journeying with us through these many years. Thank you for being partners with us, for being part of the very fabric of our school and its mission. It is your support, your belief in us and in our mission that have given us the confidence and courage to continue the journey, especially in those times when we were fatigued. Within these pages you will find many of our recent moments of triumph which we invite you to celebrate with us. Our present stu-

dents and faculty make us especially proud. Their spirit of giving, their faith and courage, their gifts and talents willingly shared, and their acceptance of the mission are what make Mount the great place that it is. Each brick in its place, each serving its own unique purpose in the whole. I am especially pleased to celebrate with you the induction of our very first class in our newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame. Our inductees span the long history of athletic excellence that is Mount sports. The excellence they represent is the very same excellence to which each and every member of the Mount community is challenged. And finally, I invite you to continue on this journey with us. Your partnership is more important than ever. Without you by our side, fatigue would overtake us, the bricks would fall, and the mission would flounder. Your support encourages us and renews our confidence. There are many projects yet to be undertaken, many challenges yet to be met, and our success is in your hands. As we journey together, a bright future with many moments of celebration is possible. Excelsior!

Herve Richer ’74 President



Dear alumni and friends of Mount,





athletic program and through our physical education and health department these realities are addressed. Opportunities continue to grow for students in a variety of pursuits in the area of fitness and athletics. As I have commented in this column before, our student athletes exemplify the principles of honorable competition and recog-

n this edition of Mount Magazine, we have highlighted the contributions that individuals and teams made to the school through their participation in athletics. Thankfully, the process for nomination and selection brought much enthusiasm and interest for this endeavor. While I am certain that we have many deserving candi“ The philosophy of Mount Saint dates who were not yet selected Charles has always included the for this recognition, we join together to formation of the whole person, celebrate the ones who have been body, mind, and spirit. ” chosen for this honor in its inaugural year. In their own ways, each nize that winning is for a moment has brought honor and distinction but sportsmanship is for a lifetime. upon themselves, their families, With that attention to developand the school. As a school coming our students as good sports, munity, with their relatives and whether participant or spectator, friends, we congratulate each we hope to affect a small change inductee on their membership in in the culture of athletics. Although Mount’s first Athletic Hall of Fame. we do not succeed in every case The philosophy of Mount Saint with every individual, I am confiCharles has always included the dent that our students understand formation of the whole person, that the lessons learned in these body, mind, and spirit. Our presformative years about sportsmanent mission statement calls us to ship will accompany them for challenge our students through the rest of their lives. In a recent our program of study and through meeting with the athletic director, extracurricular activities to use a senior captain of baseball said their talents in the service of that at Mount Saint Charles “we do others. Both the mission and things differently” when it comes philosophy have an emphasis on to sportsmanship. Instead of whinthe holistic approach we take to ing and complaining as we often education. Though not all students see with professional athletes, our rise to the level of varsity athletstudents are challenged to play ics, all students are encouraged to harder, and to respect the rules as develop their bodies and underwell as the game. Certainly most stand the importance of physical will not achieve the status of being fitness. Through our expanding


a professional athlete, but sport is a formative experience. Coaches are teachers, and the arenas, fields, tracks, pools, and gyms are all classrooms in the Mount experience and tradition. This formation is an integral part of the well rounded individuals we are sending off to the world after graduation. Together with their parents, Mount has taught the importance of strong character and emphasized the development of Christian virtues. The men and women who are being recognized as members of the Athletic Hall of Fame continue to make a difference in our society and many continue to do so in sport as well. As activities and events at Mount Saint Charles come to a close for another school year, please know of our gratitude to you for the sustained support of the mission we hold dear. Formation of young people is a critical task for the world in which we live, and it is a ministry which we embrace for the greater good of society. Our alumni, friends, and benefactors are a crucial part of that shared mission. Loved be the Heart of Jesus.

Edwin Burke Principal






Mount Saint Charles Academy Raises $14,000 for Its Sister School in Africa!


very year during the season of Lent, Mount Saint Charles Academy runs a Lenten Mission Drive to raise money for Mount’s sister school, The Shitima School, in Africa. This year the students raised $14,000! $9,000 was raised through the five week Lenten Mission drive conducted by Campus Ministry and $5,000 was contributed as a sacrificial Lenten donation directly from the Academy. The money is raised through individual classroom donations, a school-wide dodge ball tournament, and a penny wars challenge among grades 7-12. On Wednesday March 28th, Brother George Poirier, a Brother of the Sacred Heart who works at the Shitima School, came to Mount Saint Charles to speak to the students. He really gave them a clear understanding of where their money is going and how truly these children served by the

Shitima School are suffering. The Shitima School can be found in central Africa in a country called Zambia. The school is specifically located in a very poor city called Kabwe with a population of about 280,000 people. For the most part, people here are surviving on only one meal per day. Orphan children are permanent fixtures on Kabwe’s streets. They eat from trash cans and sometimes go one or two days without any food. Three kids will share one blanket that’s filled with bugs, dirt and vermin. Brother George said of the street children, “They have no clothes, they have nothing. When it rains they have to cover themselves with cardboard.” It’s these children who the Mount community’s donations are helping. The Shitima School was created, through the joint efforts of The Brothers of the Sacred Heart as well as a very generous benefac-

tor by the name of Julie-Anne Uggla, to save these street kids who have lost their parents, are abused and beaten or have simply been abandoned. The school has grown from five students to approximately 300 and goes from grades 1-12. When children who are orphans and have no one to take care of them attend the school, they are able to live in, and be cared for and provided for in the Julie-Anne Children’s Home. With the money raised, the Mount students are providing clothes and shoes, food, education, care-givers, counseling, home security as well as school classrooms and buildings. Brother George said, “The goal is to send them back into society with a skill or trade from an education that will earn them a living. We want to get them back to their families and culture with respect and dignity.”






Mount Saint Charles Academy Presents Its First Athletic Hall of Fame The purpose of the Mount Saint Charles Academy Athletic Hall of Fame is to publicly recognize and celebrate individuals or teams who best exemplified the spirit of Mount Saint Charles Academy through their athletic involvement; positively and unselfishly contributed to the mission of the school and its athletic program; achieved higher than average athletic statistical results; and continued to be sources or pride and contribution to themselves, Mount Saint Charles, and the community. Gilles Baillargeon ’51 was named an All-State Baseball, Football, and Hockey Player and was the recipient of the Captain Henry L. Smith, A.C. Foundation Medal awarded to the best Mount student-athlete. Gil was noted for his skill to throw the “aerial football bomb” and for his performances in the annual Thanksgiving Day football games against arch rival Woonsocket High School. In hockey, his winning goals against Burrillville and Cranston were legendary. He is also remembered for his speed on the base paths and long home run hits that landed atop the old Mount gymnasium. During his senior year, Gil led the state in home runs for schoolboy athletes. Gil continued his athletic career, earning a scholarship to St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, where he starred in both football and hockey. Brother Adelard Beaudet, S.C. organized his first hockey team in 1912 at Sacred Heart Academy in Central Falls. In 1924, he was assigned to Mount Saint Charles Academy where he would remain for 30 years. He coached the 1926, 1927, 1928, and 1940 hockey teams. From 1929 to the mid ’50s, Br. Adelard held the position at Mount as the director of hockey. He had a passion for developing winning teams. His “Flying Frenchmen” captured 10 State Championships, three New England Championships, and three National Crowns. In 1959, the Providence Reds Hockey Team held a Diamond Jubilee Celebration in honor of Brother Adelard for his contributions to hockey. In 1963, local sports writers dubbed Mount’s arena the Brother Adelard Arena in recognition of his tremendous influence in the history of Rhode Island school boy hockey and Mount hockey. He inculcated Mount pride in his players, a pride that continues to this day.


Gerene Boisvert Mabray ’86 is recognized as one of the most prolific athletes in the history of Mount Saint Charles. During her four years, she participated at the varsity level in cross country, basketball, and softball, earning 12 varsity letters. She also served as team captain in all three sports. In basketball, she was named to The Woonsocket Call All Division Team, and was named to The Woonsocket Call’s top 12 Women’s Basketball Scorers. She is ranked in the top 10 all time assists leaders in Mount’s history. In softball, she was chosen to be on The All Call Team and The All-State Second Team. In her senior year, she received Mount’s School Sportsman Award and the Mount Student Athlete of the Year Award. At

graduation, she was the recipient of the prestigious All-Mountie Award. After her graduation from Providence College, she coached Mount’s Jr. High Girls Basketball Team in 1988-1989 and the Varsity Girls Basketball Team from 1992-1996. William Coffey was the first lay coach hired by Mount. He was also the first coach to bring a state championship to Mount and the only coach in school history to win state championships in three different sports. His 1926 football team won the Rhode Island Class B State Championship. In 1929, his basketball team won the Catholic Schools Championship and both Rhode Island Class A and State titles. Also in 1929, his baseball team prevailed in the Rhode Island Athletic Conference and as Class A State Champions. Joseph L. Couture ’76 was both a scholar and athlete playing three sports: soccer, hockey, and baseball. He ranked as one of the most prolific scorers in Mount soccer history. Joe attended Saint Anselm’s College continuing to build his reputation in soccer. In St. A’s history, Joe ranks second all-time with 99 points in 55 games. His 1.80 points per game ranks him third all-time in the college’s history. His 13 career game-winning goals ties him for third dating back to the college’s program inception. Joe garnered All-New England honors for his performance as a striker. Joe was inducted into St. Anselm’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. Marc F. Dubois ’86 was one of Mount’s great tennis players as an exceptional singles and doubles player. He was part of the 1984 team that had a perfect regular season record. In 1985, he was instrumental in winning the Northern Division Championship and the Suburban State Championship with a 13-0 record. Marc went to Rhode Island College where he occupied the #1 Singles and #1 Doubles spots. His .933 career singles winning percentage is the highest mark in RIC’s history. In 2005, he was inducted into the RIC Athletic Hall of Fame. Oscar “Gus” Galipeau ’40 is one of the most versatile athletes ever to play for Mount Saint Charles Academy. He was a First Team All-Stater in hockey and baseball. He was a hard-hitting defenseman who led the 1938, 1939, and 1940 hockey teams to the All New England States and National titles. He played professional hockey for the Cleveland Barons and the Minneapolis Millers. He was an outstand-

ing All-State Baseball catcher with a batting average of .579. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals and assigned to play for the Rochester Cardinals. In 1942, Gus was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as the crew chief on a B-26 bomber stationed in England. After being discharged, he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Nashua team with Hall of Famers Roy Campanella and Don Newcomb. In 1952, he became the coach of Mount’s hockey team. Jean A. “Doc” Guay ’48 was the Class of 1948’s Valedictorian. Doc Guay, an orthopedist, would return to his alma mater in the ’60s to serve as the hockey team’s doctor. He became a fixture in the right hand corner of the Br. Adelard Arena for all of the team’s home games. He spent decades working with Mount’s young athletes. Doc was someone that players and coaches looked up to as a mentor and friend. He took great pride in helping many of the young players overcome their injuries in minimum time. It is because of his dedication, time, and energy that Doc Guay is recognized as being instrumental in the many state championships earned by the team. Lionel Jenkins ’54 was one of Mount’s first great basketball stars. He was twice named a First Team All-State Player and was the Interscholastic League top scorer during the ’54 season when he scored 165 points in exhibition games and 288 points during the regular season for a total of 453 points in 27 games. In the 1954 city championship game against Woonsocket High, he scored 43 points to lead Mount to a 70 to 55 win. It was the most points scored by a player in a single game. The Providence Journal reported that Lionel Jenkins was the best basketball player in the state in 1954. His Mount athletic career earned him a 4-year scholarship to Providence College. He became one of the players responsible for PC’s rise to national prominence. Brian Lawton ’83 is one of the greatest and most famous hockey players from MSC. He helped put Mount on the national and international hockey maps. During his years here, he was the state’s leading scorer twice, with 88 points in the 1981-1982 season and 83 points in the 1982-1983 season, leading him to being named to the All-State Teams. His team compiled a record of 121 wins, three losses, and two ties, winning four state championships. Brian holds the distinction of

spring being the first U.S. born high school player to be taken #1 overall in NHL entry draft. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars and holds Minnesota’s record for the fastest two goals by a rookie, 19 seconds against Chicago on November 5, 1983. He played in 494 NHL games for Minnesota, New York, Hartford, Quebec, Boston, and San Jose. He has served as a certified NHL players’ agent, general manager of the Tampa Bay Lighting, and now as a TV sports analyst for Rogers Sportsnet. Meghan McCooey ’06 took great pride in her role as a Mount Saint Charles student-athlete. She was the 2005 Rhode Island singles champion, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner, the Providence Journal’s Athlete of the Week, the Woonsocket Call’s Scholar Athlete of the Week, a Mount Saint Charles team captain, and a very notable member of the 2002, 2004, and 2005 Mount Championship Tennis Teams. Meghan was the first Mount athlete in the school’s history to be named to the All-State First Team for four consecutive years. She was a National Honor Society member for three years, an Excelsior Honor Roll Student for four years, and graduated in the top 10 of her class. After MSC, she went to Tufts University, where she was a two time national champion in doubles, a NCAA semi-finalist in singles, and a three time All-American. Mathieu Schneider ’87 is the most famous All-Star defenseman to ever play for Mount. He was an integral part of the 1985 and 1986 State Championship teams. During his two varsity seasons, in 1984-1985, Mount built up a record of 27-1-0. In 1985-1986, he contributed to Mount’s record of 27-2-0. Mount was named National Champions those years. Mathieu was drafted 44th overall in the 1987 NHL entry draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He played 1,289 games with ten different teams in the NHL, scoring 233 goals and totaling 743 points. The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993 and Mathieu is the only player in the history of MSC to be on a cup team. He followed that up with a 52 point season in 1993-1994 while still a member of the Canadiens. He was a member of the 1996 USA World Cup Champion Team. In 1995-1996, he was selected to his first NHL All-Star Team as a member of the NY Islanders, a feat he would repeat in 2003 as a member of the LA Kings. He was on the roster for the USA Olympic Hockey Teams in 1998 and 2006. His professional career spanned 23 years and he is currently a special assistant with the NHL Players Association. Garth Snow ’87 was an All-State goaltender and led Mount to state championships in 1986 and 1987. During his junior year, he was instrumental in helping Mount secure 27 wins, with two losses and zero ties, and a National Championship. In his senior year, Mount’s record was 23-5-1 and was again named National Champions. That year he was drafted by the



Quebec Nordiques, but opted to attend the University of Maine where he helped the Black Bears to a 42-1-2 record and the 1993 NCAA National Championship. He was named to the All-Tournament Team. He then played as a member of the 1994 USA Olympic Hockey Team. As a professional, he played for the Philadelphia Flyers and was instrumental in their run to the Stanley Cup finals. He joined the Vancouver Canucks and registered career highs in games played 65, wins 20, and shutouts six. He later played for the Pittsburg Penguins and NY Islanders. Garth played in 368 NHL games and had 2.80 goals against average before retiring in 2006. Today he is the general manager of the NY Islanders and was named NHL Executive of the Year for 2006–2007 by Sports Illustrated magazine. Tom Songin ’72 led the 1971-72 hockey teams to Mount’s 12th State Championship. He was the state’s scoring champion in 1972 with 27 goals and 43 assists for 70 points. His two goals against Burrillville High in the State Championship game were Mount’s margin of victory. He was named to the Metropolitan Division All-Tournament Team and the All-State First Team. He went on to a stellar career at Boston College where he earned eight varsity letters in hockey and baseball. A great power hitter, as a freshman he led NCAA Division 1 players in home runs. His career batting average was over .300. In hockey, he scored 71 points in 82 varsity games. He was a member of the 1976 Bean Pot Championship Team. Tom was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. After BC, he played professional hockey for the Boston Bruins. He then played in the American Hockey League for the Rochester Americans, Binghamton Dusters, Springfield Indians, and Erie Blades. Alan Tenreiro ’92 was an outstanding soccer player during his time at MSC. Upon graduating from Rhode Island College, he returned to the Academy as a social studies teacher and served as varsity boys’ soccer coach. He was named the Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2001 by the Woonsocket Call. He was named State Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 1999 and again in 2004 for the Private and Parochial Schools Association. In 2007, he received the Dedicated Service to RI Soccer Award by the Rhode Island Soccer Association. In 2009, he was inducted into the RI Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has served as president of the RISCA, as director of RI junior varsity boys soccer, director for the Sojourner House of Charity soccer tournament, and the MSC alumni soccer committee. He presently serves on the MSC School Board. Wayne “Ben” Wagner ’06 was one of the top baseball players of his generation at Mount. He was a starting infielder for four years for the varsity team. Ben


2 was chosen to the All-Division First Team in baseball for his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Ben was named the Team’s Most Valuable Player during his senior season when he led the revival of a winning team that reached the State Baseball semifinals in 2006. Ben was also a standout member of the track team during his high school years. At Westfield State College, Ben took his baseball prowess to an even higher level. In 2010, Ben became the All- Time Hits Leader in Westfield State Baseball history when his 163 hits broke a 30 year old school record. The 1939 Hockey Team is one of the greatest teams ever to lace-up skates for Mount Saint Charles Academy. It won the State, New England, and National Championships. Over the course of its season, the team scored 108 goals, allowed just 22, and finished with a 23 and 1 record. The team’s only loss came at the hands of the Boston College Freshmen. It is also the only team, in the history of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League, to place six players on the All-State First Team. The 1939 team consisted of goalies Danny “Zero” O’Brien* and Brayton Perkins; forwards Bob Desaulniers, Leo L’Ecuyer, George Belanger*, Normand Desaulniers*, Bob Seguin, Normand Tancrelle, Jean-Louis Richer, Marcel Pilon, Cam Belisle, Andre Tremblay, Robert Dusablon, and Dick Rondeau* (a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame); defensemen Adelard Jourdain*, Oscar “Gus” Galipeau*, and Joe Perreault; and student manager Gabriel Bessette. Art Lesieur was the coach and Brother Adelard was the hockey director.

*Named to the 1939 All-State Team.

The 2002 Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team made Mount tennis history when the entire 2002 team went undefeated during the regular season. The members of the 2002 girls’ tennis team were Meghan McCooey, Andrea Lee, Nicole Breting, Lisa Cerrone, Kaitlin Kelly, Danielle Falvo, Michaela Cerrone, Sarah Ballou, Christina Pimentel, Meredith Uhl, Nora Drago, Emily Bowen, Laura Nulman, coach Richard Lawrence, and managers Kevin Remillard and Eric Livingstone. Through the playoffs, the team posted a 16-0 record, winning 110 out of 112 matches. Six players were named to the All-State First Team. In singles were Meghan McCooey, Andrea Lee, Nicole Breting, and Lisa Cerrone. In doubles were Emily Bowen and Kaitlin Kelly. Danielle Falvo and Michaela Cerrone were named to the First Team All-Class A in doubles and Sarah Ballou and Christina Pimental to the Second Team All-Class A also in doubles. The team had 10 starters selected to the All Division Team. All 10 starters earned seeds in the state tournament with all four singles players advancing to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Three singles players advanced to the final four and one singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final state championship match.



National Merit Finalists Congratulations to Andrew Knueven ’12 and Benjamin Swiszcz ’12 who have been named National Merit Finalists based on their test scores and overall academic performance. They are now eligible for National Merit Scholarships.


West Point and Air Force Academy Bound Two Mount seniors were nominated by RI Congressman David Cicilline to attend military academies. Connor McCarty ’12 will be going to the US Military Academy at West Point and Adam Collamati ’12 will be attending the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Trip to Italy Pictured in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, 47 students and teachers from Mount traveled to Italy during the February break. They visited Assisi, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence and Rome. While in Rome, they attended a Papal Audience and visited with Br. Nelson Dionne, S.C. at the Brothers of the Sacred Heart world headquarters.

Kelsey Lace — RI Gatorade Player of the Year The Gatorade Company established an award honoring America’s elite high school student-athletes. In its 27th year, the Gatorade Player of the Year Award honors top high school student-athletes in 12 varsity sports for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. The selection process is administered by ESPNHS, the nation’s leading sports and lifestyle magazine for teens, and the Gatorade HS sports leadership team. The Rhode Island recipient 20in13 of this prestigious award for excellent performance volleyball is Mount’s Kelsey Lace. Kelsey will be attending The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, NY on an athletic scholarship.







It was a great, festive evening at Club 77 in Woonsocket in celebration of Mr. Wallace Auclair’s retirement. This celebration was attended by over 80 faculty, Brothers and friends. After enjoying a delicious chicken and pasta dinner with a special cake and ice cream dessert, group photos were taken with Wally and gifts were presented to him from the Academy. Along with President Herve Richer, faculty and friends shared sincere gratitude and appreciation to a man who dedicated his life to the proper maintenance of Mount in service to the faculty and students.

Wallace Auclair Honored After 42 Years at Mount Wally and friends.

John Guevremont’s creative and comical video presentation honoring Wally was the highlight of the evening. The dedication and commitment that Wally practiced over the years is inspirational for us all.

Blowing Rocks Preserve For the 10th consecutive year, Mount has sent a group of seniors to Jupiter Island, Florida to work alongside The Nature Conservancy on a restoration project that involved working with the habitat of the endangered giant sea turtles that nest there every spring. The students give up their February vacation planting, mulching, removing exotic plants, and building irrigation systems as part of the project.




he green pops on , t May 19, 2012

The 2012 Mount Saint Charles Academy Pops Concert will be an outside concert extravaSaturday ganza on the school’s lower field. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs, cooler (no alcoholic beverages please) and picnic basket, and enjoy the biggest concert spectacle in Mount history. (Yes, even bigger than we had in 2009). Come early to get a good spot and enjoy a variety of activities and food booths. Set up your area as you enjoy your pre concert meal and some great company. As the concert begins, sit back and enjoy the junior and senior band, the wind ensemble, and the two jazz bands. No concert of this magnitude would be complete without all 150 musicians ending with the 1812 Overture accompanied by a grand FIREWORKS display and cannons by the Artillery Company of Newport. In honor of Armed Forces Day, the RI National Guard’s Color Guard will join us for a presentation to pay tribute to all branches of the military. Tickets are available in the main office or music department.

Winter Sports Awards The following athletes involved in winter sports were selected as Most Valuable Players in their respective sport. L/R: Briana Castro, Hockey; Cassandra Larochelle, Competition Cheerleading; Santino Funaro, Basketball; Andrew Knueven, Indoor Track; Noreen Mulledy, Basketball; Ben Whitney, Swimming; Brian Campbell, Hockey; Ali Sayles, Indoor Track; Lindsey Schneck, Competition Cheerleading (Outstanding Cheerleading Award); Kelly O’Neill, Swimming.

Celebrating Fine Arts Day


On Sunday, March 18th, students in over 30 of Mount’s fine art programs shared their talents on Fine Arts Day. The event began in the school’s gym with an enhanced mass that integrated all different performing art components into the ceremony. Guests were then able to visit different parts of the school to see a vast variety of music, dance and drama performances, and art work displays. The final performance of the day was the grand finale. It was a compilation of talent from a narrator, the junior and senior band, wind ensemble, junior and senior chorus, and dance classes. It was a great event that really showcased all of the talent in Mount’s fine arts department!






introducing Mount’s First Director of Marketing and Communications


well as Stand-in Promotions Direcfter a months-long process tor for Lite Rock 105 and News Talk during which we received 630 WPRO. In addition, as part of and sifted through over 100 her responsibilities as Sales Associresumes, interviewed 12 semiate Supervisor for LaSalle Bakery, finalists, and then interviewed five she assisted management with finalists, we’re very excited to intropublic relations and marketing. duce Penny Federici as director of Penny and her family are acmarketing and communications for tive members of St. Mount St. Charles. Augustine’s Parish in Penny is a 2008 Providence. magna cum laude gradu Penny has begun ate of the University of full-time employment Rhode Island. She holds at Mount and has spent a Bachelor of Arts Deher first few weeks gree in Public Relations. learning as much as she She served as a Public can about our school Relations Intern for Cucommunity. In addition, mulus Media (formerly she has begun cultivatCitadel Broadcasting) ing relationships and in East Providence. She connections with key then served two years as Penny Federici media outlets through a member of the corpowhich Mount hopes to ration’s Street Team and establish a better public presence. held various responsibilities related Penny’s primary responsito the corporation’s public relations bilities will include overseeing all events, promotions, and marketing. school communications and guiding Most recently, Penny served as Proconsistent messaging and brandmotions and Marketing Director for ing of the school to all constituAM 790 Talk & Business (radio) as

science Olympiad winners L/R: Grace Boyle, Sinhye Jeong, Lieta Pleau, Onieb Kahn, Nicholas Liotta, Peter Swanson, Jessica Bacon and Jiayi Zhu.

ents. This will include but not be limited to marketing and public relations efforts, communications and materials (newsletter, MOUNT magazine, etc.), alumni relations, media relations, and web site design and content. She will ultimately be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy for the school. She will serve as a member of the Marketing Committee of the School Board, will work closely with the Director of Admissions, Director of Institutional Advancement, Alumni Director, and the President, to whom she will report directly. This is a very exciting time for our school. Together with the launching of our new website/media station in early summer, we are laying the groundwork for a strategy that will make known to all of our constituents all the great things that make Mount the school that it is. We can no longer afford to keep our light under a bushel basket. We must let it shine for all the world to see.

The Mount Science Olympiad team participated in the Annual Rhode Island Science Olympian Competition in March. Nicholas Liotta won a gold medal at the Science Bowl. Peter Swanson and Oneib Lhan won a silver medal for their gravity vehicle. Sinhye Jeong and Jiayi Zhu won a silver medal for water quality. Nicholas Liotta, Jessica Bacon, Leita Pleau, and Peter Swanson won a silver medal for the pentathlon and Grace Boyle won the bronze medal in the middle school division at the Science Bowl.




Tennis Courts Update

Above is the site plan draft for the new Tennis Court Complex. Construction will begin this summer, yet there is still time to lend your support. Please contact Donald Demers at 401-769-0310 x111 or to discuss naming opportunities, purchase a brick for the walkway, or make a donation.

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Mail to: Office of Advancement Mount Saint Charles Academy 800 Logee Street Woonsocket, RI 02895-5599


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MSC Invites You to the Summer Launch of Its Brand New Website! The initiative to create a new website was inspired by the requests of the Academy’s parents and students and the needs of the Mount community. On the redesigned site, visitors will not only find a fresh new look but it will now be the central portal of all Mount communications including current news, announcements, and school calendars. The new site will also give in-depth descriptions of the school and all of its academics and programs.

With the launch of the new site, you can look forward to:

news stories and announce• Current ments, photo galleries and videos and updated calendars of school events • Current A mobile app version of the site • Search tools to explore every aspect of the • Mount experience including academics, athletics,

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Students, students’ parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and other friends of Mount will all be assigned login names and passwords that will give them access to:

fine arts, and extra-curricular activities Access to social media My MSC — a login area for each individual in the Mount community where everyone will be assigned a username and password that allows them to access information that is specific to their association with the school

This last bullet point is one of the most exciting advances that the Academy is launching with the new site.

Information on their classes and home• Students: work, athletics/fine arts/extra-curricular information

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and schedules as well as a student directory Parents: General school information, their students’ class info and homework, calendars and schedules as well as any and all info pertaining to their child(ren) Alumni: General school information, alumni events, and an alumni directory Faculty & staff: General school information, course management, faculty forms, staff calendar, and student/staff directories. What they can do and access will be similar to Edline, what Mount is using now for internal communication throughout the school.

This new site will keep everything current, updated and streamlined.

AUCTION ON THE MOUNT On March 24th, the MSC gym was transformed into a shopper’s paradise with over 120 items to bid on at the annual Auction on the Mount. Thank you and kudos to all of our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and bidders. With over 365 in attendance, the auction Save The Date for raised over $50,000. One (or two) of our favorite next Year’s auction items is pictured here. The unique chairs auction were made by one of our parents who generously April 6, 2013 made a second chair to give to the top two bidders.



LOYALTY CLUB UP TO $99.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Abbatematteo Mr. and Mrs. James Allaire Mr. and Mrs. Frank Armenio Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John Aska Mr. and Mrs. Richard Auger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baldassari Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baxter Mr. and Mrs. Denis Beauchemin ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Becker Mrs. Helen Berard Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Bernier ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bertocci Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bertrand ’57 Mrs. Mariette Bessette Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bibeau Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bibeault ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Fernand Blais Mr. Roland Boisvert Mr. Serge Boudreault Mrs. Ann Boulet Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Bourcier ’53 Ms. Chelsea Boyle ’07 Mrs. Diane Boyrazian Mrs. Constance Bozzini Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bria Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brodeur ’50 Ms. Sarah Bryson ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Ken Budnick Ms. Elda-Maria Cahill Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Caine Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Calnan Mr. and Mrs. David Cannata ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carey Ms. Barbi Carignan ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Al Carlucci Mr. Armand Carriere ’61 Mr. Jason Catalano ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cedor, Jr. ’82 Mr. and Mrs. David Chabot Mr. and Ms James Chatty Mr. Richard Chretien Mr. Frank Ciavattone Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cicatiello Citizens Bank Ms. Kelly Coffey ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cogdill Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Collins ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Combes Mr. and Mrs. John Cook Mr. Kazmirz Contre ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cornell Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cournoyer ’64 Mrs. Angelina Crimaldi Mr. and Mrs. Sean Curran Mr. and Mrs. Jozef Czado Mr. Arthur Dahl Mr. and Mrs. Florent Dalpe ’46 Mr. and Mrs. Dave Danneker Mr. Gerard Dault ’56 Mr. James Demers ’36 Mr. and Mrs. James Demers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Demers Mr. and Mrs. Rene Demers ’56 Mr. William Dempsey and Mrs. Helen Lamont-Dempsey Mr. Thomas Deneault ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Devine Ms. Charlotte Dominique 14


Mrs. Frances Doran Mr. and Mrs. Paul Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Duarte Mr. and Mrs. Denis Ducharme, USAF (Ret) ’54 Ms. Suzanne Ducharme Mr. and Mrs. William Dulude ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Dumas Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dumas ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Engels ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ferry, Jr. Ms. Muriel Fisher Mr. and Mrs. John Flaherty Ms. Suzanne Fleuette Mr. Walter James Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Roland Forand ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Chay Foxon Mr. Lionel Frappier ’45 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frappier ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gadoury Mrs. Marlene Gagnon Ms. Christine Gamache ’84 Mr. and Mrs. George Gamache ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Garceau ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Garceau ’52 Mr. Nicholas Gassey ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Albert Giannini ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gionfriddo ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Godfrin, Jr. ’67 Mr. Mark Gonthier ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goralski Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Gouin, DMD ’70 Ms. Claudette Gouin Mrs. Harriet Gowen Mr. and Mrs. John Gray Mr. and Mrs. Gene Grande Mr. Robert Gregory Mr. and Mrs. Edward Guilbert Mr. and Mrs. Roland Guilmette Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Haddad Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hansel Ms. Margaret Hoard Mr. Alan Hoelsch ’49 Mr. Mark Hogan ’60 Mrs. Elise Houle LTC. and Mrs. Steven Hurteau ’84 Ms. Lisa Hynes ’04 Ms. Elaine Illuzzi Col. and Mrs. Donald Jalbert ’36 Mr. and Mrs. Otis Jolly ’71 Mrs. Mary Johnsons Ms. Cara Joyce ’05 Mr. and Mrs. John Kalf Mrs. Lena Keller Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kessler ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Muhammad Kouki Mr. Christopher Koutros ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kurtzman Mr. and Mrs. William LaDuke Mrs. Gertrude Laferriere Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lafond Mr. and Mrs. David Laforest ’95 Mr. Matthew Lagarto ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lambert Ms. Patricia Lamothe Mr. and Mrs. John Lariviere ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond LaRochelle ’52 Dr. and Mrs. Albert Latour ’54 Mr. Robert Latour ’61 Msgt. and Mrs. Philip Lavorgna, USAF (Ret) ’46 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leclerc ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leeming, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Leger


D onors

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lemay Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lemoine Mrs. Helen Lepore Mr. and Mrs. Florent Levesque Mr. and Mrs. Boris Liblanc ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lizotte ’83 Mr. Shawn Lynch Ms. Meghan MacDonald ’94 Mrs. Lilliane Magner-Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Evan Makowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Makowski, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Mark Malchiodi Mr. Richard Marcotte ’60 Mrs. Joan Marois Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marotti Ms. Deborah Marshall Mr. Sean McCarthy Dr. and Mrs. Philip McClintock Ms. Meghan McCooey ’06 Ms. Christine McDonald Mr. Michael McGahan ’66 Mr. Brendon McNiff and Mrs. Kimberly Gagnon-McNiff ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Menard ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Miguel Mr. Julian Mitchell Ms. Amy Mitson ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Monaco Mr. and Mrs. John Monahan ’54 Ms. Christine Morse MSC Faculty & Staff Mr. and Mrs. David Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Nadeau ’45 Mr. Steven Nagy Ms. Carol Naylor Mr. Joseph O’Neill Mr. Ronald Pagnini, Jr Ms. Cynthia Parker Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pelletier Mr. Andre Peloquin ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peloquin Pepin & Son Inc Mr. James Perilli and Dr. Ann Gabriele-Perilli Mr. Dustin Picard ’09 Dr. Jean Picard, DDS Mr. Ryan Piette ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Pinto Mr. and Mrs. James Plasse Mrs. Claire Plasse-Lapointe Mr. Marc Pristawa ’95 Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Pryharski ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pryor Putnam Investments Mr. Henry Racine ’75 Mrs. Carolyn Ray Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rainone ’64 Mrs. Valerie Richard Mr. and Mrs. Herve Richer Mr. and Mrs. Herve Richer, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. John Ricci Mr. Paul Robert ’42 Ms. Natalie Robitaille Ms. Giselle Routhier Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rush Mr. David Peter Saad and Ms. Florice Craig Mr. and Mrs. George Sackal ’94 Mr. and Mrs. William Schneck Mr. and Mrs. Roger Scoffone Mr. Thomas Seaver Mr. Daniel Skwyra Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sotnik Ms. Joan Spelman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Squizzero

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stone Mr. and Mrs. William Sudol ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Sylvestre The Robinson Green Beretta Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Victor Trindade Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Trottier ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tenori ’62 Br. Roger Thibault, SC Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thuot Mr. Thomas Trainor and Ms. Julie Shores Mr. Frank Veto, Esq. ’98 Ms. Carol Waddington Ms. Alannah Wagstaff Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wagstaff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ward ’76 Mr. Jason Wall ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Webb Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkinson ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wnukowski Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Yurek Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Zaluski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zeller

CENTURY CLUB $100.00 TO $249.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abbott Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Mark Anderson Dr. Mark Andreozzi ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Andrzejczyk ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Auclair Mr. and Mrs. Jean Auger ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Fisher Auger ’76 Ms. Patricia Austin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baynes Mr. Raymond Beauchemin ’66 Mr. Richard Bissonnette and Mrs. Theresa Rhatigan ’71 Mr. and Mrs. William Bissonnette Mr. Steven Bokoski ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bomm Mr. and Mrs. Judah Boulet ’92 Mrs. Mary Bouley Lt. Col. and Mrs. Paul Bourdon, USMC ’61 Dr. Matthew Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Tim Boyce ’82 BP’s Corporate Cleaning Co., Inc Mr. Jonathan Bray ’99 Mr. James A Brodeur ’10 Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mr. and Mrs. Guy Buckley ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carriere Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Ceh Castillo Mr. and Mrs. Peter Certo Mr. and Mrs. Guy Chabot Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Chaput ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chatellier Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chauvin ’60 CJ Nemes Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Collamati ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connaughton Mr. and Mrs. William Connell ’85 Mr. Earl Corriveau ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Louis Coulombe ’55 Mr. Gerard B. Cournoyer ’60


Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Couture Mr. William Cummings ’50 Mr. Michael Deeb Mr. and Mrs. Robert DiCaprio Ms. Elizabeth DiPardo Mr. and Mrs. William Discepolo Mr. and Mrs. John Doody Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drapeau ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dubois ’83 Mr. and Mrs. David Dubosky Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Duffy Mr. and Mrs. David Dugas Mr. Richard Eannarino ’92 Mr. David Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Erik Eckilson ’78 Dr. Glen Fandetti ’92 Mr. Ross Fenderson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ferrari ’61 Maj. Thomas Fitzgerald ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Rene Fleuette ’65 Mr. and Mrs. David Fontaine Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Forget, Jr. ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gagne, Jr. Mr. William Gagne ’74 Rev. Roger Gaulin ’57 Col. Edward Gauthier ’52 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gelinas ’62 Mr. and Mrs. John Gill, III ’64 Ms. Patricia Glum Mrs. Jean Goneau Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul Gouin ’57 Mr. and Mrs. John Guerin ’64 Mr. Marc Guerin Mr. Roger Hankins Mr. and Mrs. Emile Harnois ’60 Mr. Camille Hetu ’51 Mr. and Mrs. John Hodgens, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John Hogan Mr. and Dr. Flavian Iovanel Dr. Eugene Joly ’45 Kerissa Creations Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Kozimor ’87 Kraft Foods Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L’Heureux Mr. and Mrs. Michael Landry Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Langin Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lawton Mr. and Mrs. Robert LeBlanc Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lemaire ’55 Rev. Eugene Lessard ’51 Mr. and Mrs. Louis Liotta Mr. and Mrs. Barry Michael MacNeil Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mailloux ’70 Mr. and Mrs. James Malley ’57 Mr. Dennis Maloney ’56 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Martin ’81 Mr. Douglas McCreadie Mr. and Mrs. Frederic McDuff Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGlynn ’90 Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGuire Mrs. Helen McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. David McMurtry Merck Partnership for Giving Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Moniz Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Moore ’47 Mrs. Jeanne Morin Mr. and Mrs. Philip Morris, Sr. ’50 Lt. Col. and Mrs. James Mullin ’61 Murray Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nemes Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Nunes Mrs. Annette Nutting Mr. and Mrs. David Papineau Mr. Bertrand Paul, Jr. ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Pearl Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pelissier ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Philo Dr. and Mrs. George Picard Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pointon, Jr. ’44 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poirier ’01 Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC Mr. Wilfrid Provost ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Puccetti Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association Mr. and Mrs. John Ring, Jr. Mr. Richard Roberts ’73 and Mrs. Martha Roberts ’76 Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers ’40



Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rotella Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rouleau Dr. and Mrs. Steven Santos Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sarni Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sarza Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saunders Mr. and Mrs. Paul Silcox Ms. Ann Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith Dr. and Mrs. John Solomon Spectra Energy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Marc Staelen ’71 Ms. Gloria Sutherland Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Tardif Mr. Matthew Trottier ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Tuffy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vansant Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ventre ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Verfaille Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vigliotti, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wall ’84 Lt. Col. and Mrs. A. Whitney Wallach, USMC (Ret) ’44 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yazbak

LEADERSHIP CLUB $250.00 TO $499.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Bottomline Technologies Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bryson Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cantin ’71 Catholic Family Life Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ciullo Mr. and Mrs. Jean Paul Corriveau Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cote ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cottle Mr. Edward Czerwinski ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Dandeneau ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Armand Demers, Jr. ’57 Dr. and Mrs. Paul Desjardins ’67 Mr. and Mrs. John Dulude ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Duquette Mr. and Mrs. John Galvin Mr. Francis Garrick ’70 Mr. Russell Griffiths and Mrs. Donna Gamache-Griffiths ’90 Mr. Neil Hunt ’00 Industrial Health Strategies John Hancock Financial Services Mr. Eddy Jutras ’70 Mrs. Paulette Lambert Mrs. Gail Landry Mr. Brian McKenna ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Mongeon MSC Parents’ Council Mrs. Lisa Murray Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sammartino ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Senerchia, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Spinella ’84 Stop & Shop Supermarket Company Ms. Sue Tessier Dr. and Mrs. Claude Trottier ’56 Mrs. Rosemarie Trudeau

EXCELSIOR CLUB $500.00 TO $999.99 Received Between 7/1/10 and 6/30/2011 Mr. Christopher Almon ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ambler, Esq ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Andrews, III Mr. and Mrs. A. Raymond Auclair Mr. Laurent Baillargeon ’66 Balfour Mr. and Mrs. Brian Benoit Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cabral Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clemmey Ms. Kerry Corrigan Foley ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clem Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cournoyer Covidien Mrs. Amy Cozzolino Mr. and Mrs. John Crook CVS Pharmacy Downtown 5K Mr. and Mrs. John DiCostanzo Mr. and Mrs. Erik Eckilson ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Emerson


Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fay Mr. and Mrs. Neil Ferraro Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Finocchio Five Guys Burgers & Fries Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flood FM Global Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert Godin ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gray Mr. Joel Guay ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hovsepian Mr. and Mrs. Paul Laperle ’51 Mr. and Mrs. John Laramee ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lucchesi ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Maceroni Mr. and Mrs. John McLaughlin ’59 Dr. and Mrs. James Padbury Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pirrello Province of IHM, INC Mr. Stephen Rapko ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherman Mr. Rene Tellier ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Denny Thibeault ’60 Valley Breeze Mr. and Mrs. Albert Valliere ’65 Vietnam Veterans of America Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Whalen, Jr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Wilk, Jr. ’83

EXCELSIOR GOLD $1,000.00 AND $2,499.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Dr. and Mrs. Rex Appenfeller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ayotte ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Belisle ’45 Dr. and Mrs. Donald Bibeault, PhD ’59 Mr. Edward Brennan ’55 Dr. and Mrs. James Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Gus Capizzo Center Ice Sports Inc Mr. and Mrs. John Chickering Mr. and Mrs. Steven DellaPosta Mr. and Mrs. Gary Denis ’71 DRB Investments Inc. LLC Mrs. Mary Beth Dumouchel Edward J and Virginia M Routhier Fund Fidelity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Finnerty Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flood Mr. and Dr. Brandon Gallagher Mrs. Marilyn Guay Mr. and Mrs. John Hake Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hoagland Ms. Taryn Lapierre ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Roland Lavallee, Sr. ’68 Dr. and Dr. Joseph Mazza Mr. and Mrs. James McDermott Mr. John McVey Mrs. Robert Morris Mr. and Mrs. Andre Paradis ’60 Mr. Eugene A. Peloquin ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfizenmaier Mr. David Roy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tardie Mr. and Mrs. John Trainor Dr. and Mrs. Claude Trottier ’56 United Way of Rhode Island Dr. and Mrs. David Ward ’79 Mr. Robert Ward ’77

DIRECTOR’S CLUB $2,500.00 and $4,999.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Adamo ’82 Anonymous Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Marc Blanchette ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chabot Mr. Charles Crepeau ’51 Imperial Ford Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Edward O’Brien Mr. Dermod Norton ’61

FOUNDER’S CLUB $5,000.00 and $9,999.00 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Mr. and Mrs. James Dore Mr. Albert Fuchs ’35 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Grady Mr. and Mrs. John Guevremont ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morris ’41 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Quistberg

PROVINCIAL CIRCLE $10,000.00 TO $24.999.99 Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 EzeCastle Integration Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mastaj

SACRED HEART COUNCIL $25,000.00 or MORE Received Between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2011 Mr. and Mrs. Marc Hebert ’70

EXCELSIOR LIFE Members Contributed A Gift of Life Insurance Dr. Donald Bibeault ’59 Mrs. Annette Blair Mr. Paul Brodeur ’71 Mrs. Gail Bryson Ms Barbi Carignan ’80 Mr. Jack Clarke ’83 Mr. Charles Clarkke iii ’78 Mr. Louis Coulombe ’55 Mr. John Harwood ’70 Dr. Peter D, Martelly ’68 Mr. Christopher Ozimek ’79 Mr. Andrew P. Palmer ’78 Mr. David Paquette ’70

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Amgen Amica Mutual Insurance Company Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc Bank of America Bottomline Technologies Citigroup Foundatioin Citizens Bank CJ Nemes, Inc. Covidien Fidelity Foundation FM Global Foundation IBM Corporation John Hancock Financial Services Kraft Foods Foundation Matching Gifts Program Merrill Lynch National Grid USA Service Company Inc. Putnam Investments Saint-Gobain Corp Foundation Spectra Energy Foundation State Street Bank Textron Matching Gift Program Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Wyeth

GIFTS IN KIND Bozek’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carriere Chartwells The Cakery Mr. and Mrs. Cheryl-Ann Connolly

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(Continued) Mr and Mrs. Charles Fafard Mr. Lawrence O’Donnell ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Nunes Mr. and Mrs. Steven Patassi Pepsi Mr. and Mrs. Michael San Antonio Mr. and Mrs. Marc Staelen ’71 Wrights Dairy Farm and Bakery

IN MEMORY OF Caitlyn Adler George W. Aldrich Margaret Alward Robert Archambault ’60 Claudette Aubin Constance Auclair Eunice Augenstein Joseph Avila Theresa Backstall Gertrude Baynes Margarita Baynes Norman F. Belanger Sal Benanti Mary Bennett George Blair Ernee Blais Dr. Joseph Bogni Theresa Boskstael Georgette Bouchere Leo Boucier J. Albert Boulet Jr. Irene Bourcier Dale Bramble Edward “Ned” Brennan ’55 Armeede Bucci John Burke Thomas Burke Suzanne Byrne Mary Jane Cafferty Stalosz Richard Calnan Roger Campapiano

Marc Campellone Ann Coogan Casey Colin Cashman David Caswell Francis Cioe Malcolm Chace Ray Church James Clendennin Doris Concordy Margaret Conley Alfred James Cooke Alice Cote Roger Cournoyer James Coyle John Crosby Francine Croteau Lisa Cummings Mary Cummings Sean Davis Pat Davis Charles Desjarlais Clementina De Lillio Wilfred Delisle Raymond Demers Domenic D’Eramo Jr. Mafalda DeSalvo Arlene DiMuccio Shirley DiPippo Ronnie Doiron Harold Donnelly Jr. Annie E. Dorrance Dan Dromgoole Jeannie DuBreuil William Dunphy Rene Dupuis Br. Ronald Dupuis Peter Falso Michael Fargnoli Edwin James Fay Catherine Ferrie Cal Fine Karl Fitzgerald Leo Flood Dr. Roger Fontaine ’45 Claire Forand Evelyn Forget Sr. Mary Francis


Elaine Freeman Larry Friedlander Jean Fuller Rochelle Gaulin Julienne Gelinas Georgette Gendron Sharon Gillingham E. Theresa Grigas Paul Hagan Ann Hamel Benoit H. Hazebrouch Paul Hemond E. Paul Hemond Paul Hogan Robert Hogue Dorothy Horton Paul Houle Frank Hutchinson Helen Igo Edward Imprata Russell Iuliano Ann Januario Jeannette A. Jarret Eileen Joyce Kevin Joseph Jude Bob Kamich Harold P. Kerigan Aurobe M. Kizcak Leo Kraunelis Marian Labrie John T. Locke Richard Lozeau Simone LeClerc Germain LeClerc Armand Leperle Albert Joseph Lepore Br. Philip Leroux Christopher F. Ligwos Albert Lonardo Marie Lonardo Raymond Lussier Denise Maceroni Ida Machado Bea Macurio Francis J. Mazzone Richard R. McLaughlin Pauline Meo

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24TH Annual

Alumni Golf Tournament Saturday, August 04, 2012

Crystal Lake Golf Club • 1 p.m. Shotgun Start Golf, Cart, Food, Prizes • $100 per person Hole sponsorships available for $50 Send check with foursome names by JUNE 15th Contact:

Register Now!



D onors

William Migeault Christopher J. Mitrano Ben Mondor ’42 Charles Moneter Francis J. Moore Frances Morelli Leonel Morin Maurice Morin William Morissette Michael Morissette Moe Morris Michelena Mucciarone Wesley Murray Thomas Numan Elaine Oprysko John O’Malley Paul J. O’Sullivan Hugh O’Toole Elizabeth Pothier Leo Paul David Paulhus Larry Peloquin Lucy Perrotta Carlos Pillot Jr. Carmine Pizzi Annette Poole John Powell John Quinn Margarita Quinto Pauline Rabideau Thelma Ramonos Peter Rondeau Russel Reilly Norman Remillard Ella Rezoski Gabriel Ribeiro John Ricciardi Sr. Lorraine Riopel John Rodriques Peter Rogers Lena Romano Vera Rooney Lucy Rossi Claire Roy Lawrence Sarni MIchael Sarofine Edward Saunders

Linda M. Schmock Roland Senecal Joseph Silva Bea Skehan Edith Smiley Bernadette Smith Roger F. Stebenne Joseph Sylvia Ernest Taft Julien Toupin Bruce Trancell William Trimpe Rose Marie Turenne Helen Uhl Raymond Vallier Rena Viscione Kim Volpe William E. Volpe Karen Walker William Walker Jr. Michael Watier ’74 Mary Ann Weeden Elise Willis Domenic T. Zagami Vincent Zito ’46

IN HONOR OF Mariette Bessette Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bijesse Judah A. Boulet Gianna M. Boulet Richard Calnan Donald and Terry Dubois & Family Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Godin Hope Parrelle-Everette

IN HEALING OF Robert Lefond Lucien Pontbriand Zeneta Klara Fr. Charlie Quinn Rene Cardon ’57

50th Reunion Weekend

CLASS of 1962 June 1, 2 & 3, 2012

• Rooms available at several local hotels

the Museum of Work and Culture • Experiencewith dinner and a tour

• Enjoy an afternoon of fun at Twin River Casino Mount 50 years later with • Experience dinner and a tour will be awarded following Mass • Gold Diplomas and brunch on Sunday, June 3rd



Arthur McTague, is a retired pilot and lives in Ocala, FL. He writes that he is “So proud to be an alum of the Mount, and is still kicking at 84 years young. Must have been the food! We’re playing golf three days a week while living on a golf course. We’re so lucky!”


Paul Marchand and his wife, Cristy, retired to Santa Fe, the “Land of Enchantment.” They are currently exploring volunteering and/or new career paths.


We heard from Roland P. Hebert recently and he assures us that he’s still around and kicking in

Texas. He’s hoping that there will be a reunion this year. Any volunteers?


Alan Jolly recently was awarded the Operations Executive of the Year for Xerox Services. He was also promoted to Senior VP and Managing Director for Government Eligibility Solutions.


Brandon Van Balen and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of their second child, Owen Alexander, born on July 7th of last year. Owen joins sister Aubrey, 4 years old.


Chelsea Dionne Connelly and her husband Neil are proud to


announce the birth of their daughter, Maeve Jacqueline, born on December 26th of last year. She joins her big brother Ryan Walter, 2 years old. Guy Shaffer recently opened a gourmet grilled cheese food truck in Providence called FanCheezical! It offers delicious variations on your typical grilled cheese. Follow him on Twitter (@ fancheezical) or check out his website: www. He is also the business manager for Apple Inc. in RI.


Erin O’Callahan was recently engaged to Joshua Hoak of Makanda, IL. Their wedding will take place on August 3, 2013.


Eliza Foresti was selected as the 2012 Eric Palmer Award recipient at Springfield College. This award is given to a junior physical education major who exhibits: strong character; commendable leadership qualities; commitment to the profession; involvement in professional organizations and activities; and solid academic scholarship.

Submit your news! Contact Gail at alumni @

Alumni Chorus Alumni Chorus Rehearses for the MSC Christmas Conert






Poirier Boys Reunite on the Mount Healthcare; Alison Cole King ’80, FBI Special Agent; Paula Skowron ’91, Technology and Computer Specialist at United Health Group; Kristen Sprague-Snow ’00, Nurse at Women & Infants; Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon ’94, Owner of Loiselle Insurance Agency; Michael Pirrello ’03, Lawyer at Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts; Anthony Girard ’89, Engineer at 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division; and Thomas Kogut ’78, Chief Regulator of the Cable Industry in RI! Some friends of Mount, who did not graduate from the school but are otherwise affiliated, came to participate in the Career Exploration program as well: Dan Barbosa and Andrew Smith who are both Social Workers for the State of RI, Kayla Morgan who works with Ryan Poirier as an engineer, and Rita Turcotte McCarty, a lawyer and Mount mom! The Career Exploration Program truly is a great opportunity for current students to make decisions about what career paths they might want to follow. It also gives students the chance to see what enormous achievements and success Mount graduates have had in their lives. Perhaps Ryan Poirier said it best, “I am where I am today because of Mount.” If anyone is interested in participating/speaking in future career programs, they should contact Mrs. Vivian Ferry, Guidance Counselor/ Coordinator at 401-769-0310 x126, or Mrs. Gail Bryson, Alumni Director at 401-769-031 x115,

Career Exploration speakers — Back Row L/R: Dan Barbosa, Ryan Poirier ’04, Alison Cole-King ’80, Paula Skowron’91, Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon ’94, Rita Turcotte-McCarty, Michael Poirier ’01, Anthony Girard ’89, Thomas Kogut ’78, Scott DiChristofero ’84 and Andrew Smith. Front L/R: Kayla Morgan, Kristen Sprague-Snow ’00 and Michael Pirrello ’03. 18

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who graduated from Mount in 2004, has pursued a career as an electrical engineer for the United States Navy so he came to talk to the students about life as an engineer. He said, “It’s very nice to be back at Mount. It’s a great feeling, having gone our separate ways, to be back here with my brothers again. It really brings back some old memories!” Michael Poirier, who From left to right: Ryan Poirier, Pat Poirier, Michael Poirier graduated from Mount As various Mount Alumni made in 2001, is now a pharmacist for Rite the all-too-familiar walk up the stairs, Aid and also works part-time as a through the front doors and past the pharmacist at South County Hospital. school office to participate in Mount’s He said, “It’s really something special Career Exploration Program, there to be back. Mount has done so much were three brothers, who all once for me and my development that it attended Mount, having a reunion of was my pleasure to come here and their own. Ryan, Michael and Patrick give back to the students.” Poirier graduated from Mount and And as for the third Poirier brothwent their separate ways in pursuit of er, Pat, he did not have to travel too very different career paths, but they far to reunite with his brothers seeing reunited and came back to their roots as he is a math teacher at Mount! Pat behind the Mount Saint Charles walls graduated from Mount Saint Charles for the 2012 Spring Career Explorain 2006, attended then graduated tion Program. from Rhode Island College and has Every year, twice a year, Mount been employed at Mount since August Saint Charles Academy implements of 2011. When asked about his this program. Its purpose is to give 9th brothers coming back to Mount, Pat and 10th graders the chance to meet said, “I was really excited to have my and listen to different professionals, brothers back at the school because most of whom are Mount Alumni, they got to see what I do here. It was talk about their jobs and what they do. great to have them in the building and It gives students the opportunity to to all be together.” hear about different careers they are Other Mount Alumni who interested in learning about and might participated in the Career Exploration want to pursue in the future. Program included: Scott DiChristofero For the past 2½ years, Ryan Poirier, ’84, Chief Financial Officer at Gateway

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Mount Magazine - Spring 2012  

Mount Magazine is news and information from Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI

Mount Magazine - Spring 2012  

Mount Magazine is news and information from Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI