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Getting Our New Graduates Employed Amid the bad news on unemployment and underemployment for today’s graduates, there is evidence that colleges can make a difference in how well graduates fare in the increasingly competitive job market. I’ve seen it firsthand at Nichols College. In a survey last November of our class of 2011, almost 92 percent of respondents indicated they were employed full time within six months of graduation. That number was a 1 percent increase over the 2010 graduates, and the rate over the past five years has averaged 94 percent, hard economic times notwithstanding. Those numbers might be attributed to the majority of our graduates leaving with business degrees, particularly for students majoring in accounting, where demand routinely exceeds supply. But for the great many of our other students, whether they have majored in business or liberal arts programs, other forces in career preparation are hard at work. And they center around providing job-friendly skills and experiences that employers value. From freshman through senior year, all of our students are required to take a weekly onehour, one-credit course dubbed the Professional Development Seminar (PDS). At the freshman level, the course stresses improved communication skills, orally and in writing. In subsequent years, the PDS courses encompass the major challenges of facing the work world and searching for a job. Skills such as resume writing, interviewing, researching potential employers, developing a personal portfolio, and looking the role of serious job applicant are on the menu of almost every college’s career services office. They are less frequently made mandatory or taught for college credit. There aren’t many schools in which these career imperatives are woven into the curriculum. At Nichols, we are also taking the next step to ensure that abilities valued most by employers, such as critical thinking, quantitative analysis, effective communication, leadership and teamwork, and ethics and personal accountability, appear across the curriculum. We have formalized these skills into the College’s

official statement of Educational Goals and Outcomes and have begun mapping our entire curriculum to determine where they are taught and how they can be measured. We are also developing a syllabus template on which faculty identify particular skills and outcomes up front. Internships are another important part of the mix, and even though students may count only one for course credit, the experiential value of completing additional internships has proved a real attraction. At a panel of recent graduates from our sport management program, one young alumna noted that she had interned four times during her Nichols career – from the local minor league hockey team to the Boston Red Sox. While the settings for our student internships have ranged from small companies and organizations to Fortune 500 corporations and big league teams, they share some common outcomes. Often, our students report they have been able to see a wide swath of how the organization or business functions and they comment that they are given important work to do and problems to solve. That’s no accident. Our professors, from accounting to sport management, make sure the internships posted are meaningful, and they negotiate with the companies or organizations as to what our students will be doing. That approach is one more way in which we combine our academic integrity with an awareness of what the immediate and longrange future will demand of our graduates.

EDITOR Susan Veshi ON CAMPUS EDITOR Ron Schachter VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT Bill Pieczynski CONTRIBUTORS Paul D. Adams, Kerry Barnes ’05 MBA '07, Dr. Leslie H. Brooks, Brianne Callahan MOL '11, Peter DiVito, Julie Errico, Ron Schachter, Len Suprise, Dustin Timm ’13 DESIGN Patricia Korch PRINTING Puritan Press, Inc. , Hollis, NH COVER PHOTO Patrick O’Connor / Patrick O’Connor Photography Shrewsbury, MA NICHOLS COLLEGE

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2 | Doing the math with iPads 2 | Where buffalo roam: The history of the beloved Bison mascot

3 | Interns take on summer challenges 3 | A growing global footprint F E AT U R E S

4 | From backpack to briefcase: The journey through PDS 7| NC students: Engaged beyond politics AT H L E T I C S

9 | Cross country and track & field added to varsity roster 9 | Steve Carella ’12 earns ECAC award 10 | New faces give Bison basketball and ice hockey a fresh look

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A view from the hill Academy stone, scholarships link Nichols to its past Homecoming 2012: Bison Pride Service, achievement and athleticism recognized at annual awards ceremony Class Notes Catching up with Bill Abel ’50 Catching up with Richelle Brown ’83 Catching up with brothers Jason Rush ’08 and Daniel Rush ’12 Nichols remembers Transformation through scholarship: Barry Hogan aids students like himself

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Doing the math with iPads If the students in Professor Jason Price’s Math 117 class don’t know how to use an iPad, they’ll know before long. Price was one of 10 Nichols professors who received the devices in the summer of 2011 with a specific mission – to figure out if iPads could be used in the classroom and how to best use them. That wasn’t hard for Price, who saw the connection between the new technology and the demands of his introductory class in college mathematics. He began using the iPad to present problems on the screen and passing it to students to share their answers. “I didn’t want to be stuck to a computer with a cord,” he explains. “I wanted to be able to walk around the classroom and hand it to students to share the solutions to the problems they were working on during class.” Using the free app Air Sketch, Price and his students can use a special stylus or even their own fingers to mark up the iPad screen, which in turn is projected onto the regulation-size movie screen at the front of the room. The results also can be saved as a PDF file, which can be printed out or stored for later review. In one problem, Price presents an array of numbers and asks his class to identify all of the rational numbers. “I walk around and ask, ‘Who would like to share the answer?’” he says. A student volunteer takes over the iPad and circles all the numbers that fit the description. “A lot of the time, when students are working on their own, you want them to share that work,” Price says. “This approach allows them to hold the chalk without leaving their desks.” “I try to give a shorter lecture now,” Price explains. “And I’ll use more handouts with problems to do,” all with an eye to what will appear on screen shortly. This past June, Price shared his strategies and results in a presentation about engaging students with the iPad to the New England Faculty Development Consortium. Price notes that the use of the iPad has changed the learning – and the teaching – that goes on in his classroom. “They like to play with technology,” he says of his students. “A math class can get kind of stale.” But there’s more to the pedagogy than the excitement over technology, Price points out, adding that the PDF collection of solved problems becomes a useful archive for review. “The really cool thing is that I can put what they did in class on my Moodle pages for them to visit when they have a quiz or a test.”

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Where buffalo roam: The history of the beloved Bison mascot

That bison look-alike that stalks the sidelines at Nichols sporting events didn’t always look that way. In fact, only a few decades ago, the mascot didn’t exist, even though Nichols has had its bovine nickname for more than 70 years. So says emeritus history professor and Nichols’ chief historian Dr. James Conrad, Jr., who notes that before 1937, Nichols teams used nicknames such as the Hilltoppers and the Hurricanes. When those monikers proved unsatisfactory, Conrad says, “The College got together to pick out a new nickname. There was a need for a brief way of identifying the teams and it was very much a part of building the College’s image.” That conclave in the winter of 1937 produced not the Nichols Bison, but the Nichols Buffalo, a choice that may have been influenced more, Conrad speculates, by the U.S. Treasury than by anything on campus. “This is the year when (the Treasury announced that) the Indian head nickel with the buffalo on the reverse side was going to be changed after 1938,” Conrad points out. The sentiment for the buffalo lasted about a year, Conrad reports, when further discussion led to a consensus that there was a distinctively American form of buffalo – the bison. Thus was born the name that still makes Nichols students proud today, though the path between then and now was anything but smooth. “We actually had several occasions where there were live buffaloes at homecoming games,” Conrad recalls. “That didn’t last too long. You can’t control a 1200-pound buffalo very well.” The eventual casting of a bison statue – a gift from the Class of 1968 – ran into its own difficulties. “The problem was that, even though it was a good size, it kept getting stolen every once in a while,” Conrad explains. “It stood in front of Academy Hall for a while and it got stolen. Then it was in front of the old athletic center and it got stolen again. The administration finally got the message.” The statuesque bison now resides safe and sound in the lobby of Nichols’ newer athletic center. Its animated counterpart – which you can see at any football home game – is inhabited this season by sophomore Ken Swain.

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Interns take on summer challenges A crop of internships – returning to Ukraine, getting a close-up look at the defense industry, and breaking ground at a major insurance company among them – kept Nichols students busy this past summer. Junior Anna Dyakiv crossed the Atlantic to work at the European Football Association Championship, a smaller version of soccer’s World Cup. The event was held in the city of Kyiv in Ukraine, where Dyakiv was born. While the tournament lasted from June 7–17, Dyakiv was on the job a month earlier as a translator, guide, and endless source of information to the thousands of visiting fans. She also coordinated a group of volunteers. “It was perfect because all these tourists were coming in from Portugal, Denmark, and Germany, and they needed translators,” Dyakiv says, adding that it helped that most of the visitors spoke English. “Whenever somebody had a question, I had to get an answer in Ukranian and translate it into English.” Dyakiv says that the experience gave her a real-life understanding of the roles that tourism, international business, and communications played behind the scene of large sports events, as well as another, rarer opportunity. “I got to share the traditions and hospitality of the place where I was brought up,” she says. Senior Viviana Ruge, meanwhile, made her mark locally, working for defense giant Raytheon, as one of 10 finance interns selected from an applicant pool of almost 400. Her stint at the company began one week after the end of school last May and lasted through the end of August. “I worked for their Integrated Defense Systems,” Ruge reports. “IDS mostly makes missiles and radar, and the biggest project is the Patriot missile.” Her focus was on budgets and planning, as well as helping with business development. “Being a student in general business helped,” Ruge concludes, “especially when it came to trends in finance.” It was also a productive summer for Emily Widdison and Taylor Ross, who completed a twelve-week paid summer internship program at The Hartford Financial Services Group. The two beat out 100 candidates from larger business schools for the opportunity. Of the applicants for the coveted positions, only 12 were chosen.

During her internship at the European Football Association Championship, Junior Anna Dyakiv (left) soaks up the extensive professional experience and the culture in her native Ukraine.

In the past few years, The Hartford, a provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide, has focused its internship recruiting efforts on other business schools in New England. For the first time in the spring of 2012, Nichols students were interviewed for the program. Ross ’13, a dual finance and economics major, first visited The Hartford as part of a Nichols Investment Club field trip. “It’s a great financial services company, and it has a great internship program,” he reports. Widdison ’13, an accounting and finance major, learned about the internship from her accounting professor. “The accounting and finance aspects appealed to me. I wanted to get experience on the finance side of things, to see if it is a good fit,” she says. Widdison worked on The Hartford’s external financial statement reporting for the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) during her internship. The goal of the internship program is to provide high potential students with a robust and challenging work and learning experience so that the company can then recruit from this pool of interns into full-time positions upon graduation, says Marissa Crean, director of The Hartford’s Financial Leadership Development Program. Will Crean interview Nichols students again next year? To this question she answers a resounding, “Yes.”

A growing global footprint The Nichols Study Abroad Program is about to extend its global footprint, to China this fall and possibly to Australia for the spring term. “We’re trying to find opportunities outside of Europe, and we have more and more opportunities available,” says the program’s advisor Blanche Milligan, who also directs the Fischer Institute on the Nichols campus. Four Nichols juniors and seniors are studying European University president, abroad this term, with Charles Marcinkewich ‘13 Dirk Craen, recently joined and Dylan Paton ’14 in Barcelona, Spain; Michelle Blanche Milligan, center, to speak to students about study Cheng ‘13 in London, England; and Viviana Ruge ‘13 abroad opportunities. in Shanghai in China, a first for the Nichols program. Ruge, an international business major, will divide her time between learning Chinese, studying business, and participating in an internship. “International business majors especially are starting to realize that experience in other countries is important on their resume,” Milligan observes.

Some Nichols students also have expressed interest in going to Australia during the spring term. Milligan emphasizes that traveling to other English speaking countries need not lessen the international experience. “Going to another country is a cultural and social adjustment that students experience even if they already speak the language,” she says. The Nichols program is also looking south for study opportunities. “We haven’t had anyone go to Latin America yet,” Milligan says. With that omission in mind, Milligan traveled to Costa Rica in May. The trip was sponsored by Academic Programs International (API) and toured four universities around the country. Milligan has identified one – Universidad Veritas in the city of San Jose – as a good potential match for Nichols undergraduates. That school is developing a program in criminal justice and would work well, Milligan figures, for criminal justice management majors at Nichols, in the form of a 7 to 10-day intensive seminar, complete with field training.

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From Backpack to Briefcase:

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hen Nichols students come to campus, they begin a four-year journey unlike any other they have experienced. Along the way, they will face many challenges: getting accustomed to college, managing their time, succeeding academically, deciding on a career and, ultimately, interviewing for internships and jobs. Fortunately, Nichols guides them on their journey through a unique series of resources and tools called the Professional Development Seminar (PDS). PDS is a signature program of Nichols. From first to senior year, each one-credit course is specifically designed for a student’s development. “We build a foundation by helping students transition from high school to college, offering topics such as time management and other practical applications,” says Andrea Becker, director of the program. “Then, as students move through their college years, each PDS class builds on the previous, incrementally preparing students for attaining their future career goals.” Continuous improvement and teamwork are mainstays of the program. “The contributions from our six PDS coordinators are invaluable. These individuals also serve the College as either full-time faculty members or career services administrators, and they make this mission possible. We work together as a team to ensure we provide our students with the most valuable experience possible,” adds Becker. Seniors Stefany Mendez and Taylor Ross 4

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During mock interviews, Nichols faculty, staff and alumni, give feedback to students, such as Saleha Ashfaq ’14 (right).

The First Steps

Walk into a first-year PDS class and you may find an in-class activity practicing group dynamics, a student presenting PowerPoint slides, or a Jeopardy-type game quizzing students about on-campus activities. The goal is to help students feel comfortable with campus life and ready to become involved in campus activities and succeed in the classroom. Says Kristina Lindgren ’13: “In the beginning of my college life, the PDS program helped me learn to balance my school work and fun activities.” Often first-year students need guidance with selecting their major and career path. The annual Academic Fair gives them the opportunity to meet faculty and students representing different majors at Nichols and to explore specific careers within those majors. The first-year course is also designed to help students keep in touch

with their advisors, as nearly half of the classes are taught by students’ academic advisors. Students in firstyear PDS also benefit from having both an instructor and a teaching assistant. “Students need to make these positive connections with other students, faculty and staff to enhance their college experience and develop a strong support system during this transition,” says KC Poplawski, first-year program coordinator. On the Road to Success

The PDS sophomore class provides the foundation for a student's career development in a number of ways. Students begin to focus on compiling and writing their resume, creating a targeted cover letter, and developing their portfolio. Through these activities, students start to think about their skills and achievements and how to best promote themselves as professionals. Other topics include an introduction to interviewing and networking. Given that students often start thinking about an internship during their sophomore year, informational sessions with Nichols interns give students an inside look at internship experiences.

“PDS is valuable to the students because the material covered is so critical in their job search,” says Lori Smith, coordinator of the sophomore program. “As Nichols students graduate, they will have the academic knowledge to be successful in their chosen field. However, they also need to know how to sell themselves and land an interview.” In junior year, students start to focus on the actual job search process and fine-tuning their resume and cover letter. In addition, approximately 60 percent of the class time is spent preparing students for job interviews through a mock interviewing process. “My experience with mock interviews paid off as I went through the first and second round interview process for new team members at Target,” says Edward Baia ’12, who landed a job as an executive team leader there as a graduating senior. The course adapts to reflect changes in hiring practices, as employers shift their focus away from just face-to-face interviews. “We practice different types of interviews including face-to-face, telephone, and webbased,” says Liz Horgan, director of career services and co-coordinator of

By their senior year, students, such as Tom Haggerty ’13 (left), have a polished professional portfolio of their work to show prospective employers.

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the senior PDS program. “Students use Interview Stream, a Skype-simulation software, to practice online interviewing. They are able to watch the interviews and then receive feedback from their professors.” Sarah Tower ’13 adds, “Not only did PDS prepare me for my interview, it helped me prepare for being on the other side of the interviewing process. As a human resources intern at Gentex, I interview candidates daily. Knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them is important in finding the right candidates. Having a mock interview in front of the class was scary, but in the end it really helped me be an effective interviewer.” Luanne Westerling, coordinator of the junior PDS program, echoes this sentiment: “The feedback I have heard from students is that this is one of the most beneficial classes they have taken. They do not realize its importance until they experience that first interview, and then they are thankful that we have drilled them on this material.” Recruiters, such as Donald Gorczynski from Old Navy, notice the difference. “Nichols students are business savvy, prepared, energetic and engaged. They come to the interviews with portfolios which provide a snapshot of their experience.” Preparation for the Next Journey

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financial foundation. Each student develops a personal budget balancing expected salary level with living expenses. They also learn about negotiating salaries, managing debt, and saving for retirement. “We found that students are often uninformed regarding the cost of living on their own following graduation. Senior PDS gives them an understanding of what to expect and the tools to help them navigate the process successfully,” says Christine Durkin, cocoordinator of the senior program. If Nichols’ impressive employment outcomes for recent graduates are any indication, PDS is working. Its uniqueness resonates with students – “My friends from other schools often say that they didn’t have this kind of prepa-

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ration at their college,” says Lindgren – and its value is recognized as it continues to thrive under the leadership of the College’s president and provost. “The PDS program is a major attraction for students and parents,” says Nichols College President Susan Engelkemeyer. “As an administration focused on ensuring the success of our students, we are committed to providing the financial and administrative resources to guarantee the success of this program.” So, Nichols graduates begin their next journey armed not only with a college degree but with a sense of the confidence and preparation needed to face the personal and professional challenges ahead.


NC Students: Engaged Beyond Politics B y Pau l D. Ad a ms

Earlier this year, a major higher education association published a report suggesting, among other things, that students in college today aren’t particularly engaged in the world outside their own lives or beyond their campuses. The report, A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future, published jointly by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, found that only one-third of college students possess “civic engagement knowledge and skills” – an all-time low. This study, and a similar one published in January by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, acknowledges the difficulty of assessing – even defining – “engagement.” To the extent that engagement means political activism, Nichols College students reflect what both reports found: while holding views on issues that affect them, they are reluctant political activists. However, if the term is more broadly defined, Nichols students and their peers nationwide are hardly indifferent to issues and events beyond the campus, and in fact they’re engaged in some of the most important ways possible.

there a ‘Young Republicans’ or ‘Young Democrats’ club on campus to channel political inclinations and passions. Ten percent of our students commute, and many have full- or part-time jobs. All of that may work against conventional political affiliations, but I’ve never seen students as engaged and energized politically as during the 2008 election. Clearly, they were paying attention then, and I presume they’re paying attention in this presidential election.” Of student engagement with the world beyond campus, senior Michael Kowal says, “Nichols students probably seem apolitical or simply not interested in politics, but many have views – strong views – on particular issues. So when they do choose a party, their choice will probably grow from their views on lots of specific issues.” Fellow senior Stefany Mendez agrees: “Political points of view coalesce around students’ views on certain issues, and I can tell you that there are lots of issues that students talk about and argue about.”

Engagement as Political Activism

“It’s true that Nichols doesn’t offer a major in government or in political science,” says Paul Lambert, visiting assistant professor of history. “Nor is

Professor Mary Trottier at the 2008 election bash.

Among the hot-button issues that provoke students’ passions are abortion, gay marriage, gun control, the legalization of marijuana, the unethical behavior of big businesses, and several issues even closer to home for many students, such as college loans, the economy, jobs, and healthcare. Sophomore Autumn Hicks believes students don’t necessarily connect views on these with a party – at least not yet. “It’s likely that over time students will back their way into a party affiliation based on their views on lots of specific issues,” she adds. “Right now, I’d guess that most students just don’t know whether they’re Republican, Democrat, or something else.” Nichols Students on the Political Spectrum

Students may feel unready to affiliate with a political party because they are young, busy, and issue-oriented. Like students everywhere, they’re also charting a personal path to their future by balancing the home and family environments that have shaped their perspectives with the many ways that college challenges and sometimes changes those perspectives. The UCLA study focused on the movement toward the political left among college students over the past decade, particularly on social issues. Nichols students are in the mainstream of that modest leftward orientation, says Lambert, who cites results from the Nichols Poll, a survey of student

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attitudes that has been conducted regularly since 1976. “Perhaps because Nichols focuses on business, you’d assume that our students would be conservative on fiscal issues, and they are, but the poll confirms that they’re generally moderate to liberal – maybe libertarian, actually – on social issues,” Lambert says. He reports that in 1988 about 55 percent of Nichols students supported George H.W. Bush for president, but by 2008 about the same percentage (52 percent) supported Barack Obama over John McCain. Without surveying student attitudes this fall, he adds, it’s anyone’s guess which candidate students supported in this election.

Social media, which helps make students instantly aware of issues and events, gives students unprecedented access to their own online communities and to those of their friends – that is, to “communities of communities” – and therefore to build awareness of issues that concern them and to rally others to join them.

“I think students here actually are fairly liberal on some social issues,” says Kowal, “but I think the discussions students have on issues say that they’re as interested in hearing opposing views from their friends as in promoting their own point of view.” “We certainly give students lots of opportunity to read about, think about, talk about, and write about political and ethical issues,” says Lambert. “For example, in my Business, Government, and Regulation class, we talk frequently

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about current events and we discuss issues such as the social responsibility of businesses aside from their responsibility to their customers and shareholders.”

During alternative spring break 2012, students helped to rebuild houses in hurricane-torn New Orleans.

Beyond that, the Robert C. Fischer Policy and Cultural Institute sponsors events, lectures, and off-campus and hands-on study opportunities. “This spring, prior to the ‘Super Tuesday’ primaries, the Institute sponsored a special ‘Super Tuesday Forum’ featuring Peter Blute, former representative of the Massachusetts Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Lambert says, and the Institute plans pre-election forums as well. Engagement as Social Responsibility

But political activism doesn’t exhaust the ways students can be engaged. Below the radar of national and local polls, Nichols students share with their peers nationwide an acute sensitivity to events and issues that touch their lives and a willingness to engage. “Nichols pushes us to get involved by requiring two community service days each semester,” says Mendez. “Students volunteer at animal shelters and soup kitchens. They devote hours to the Dudley Fire Department and to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some students worked with Habitat for Humanity in Worcester, and groups of students helped Southbridge and Sturbridge victims of the June 2011 tornado.” She also cites students who

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work with special needs children and raise funds for disease-related causes and at related events. Says Kowal, “Nichols breeds new leaders by making it easy for students to start new clubs and activities that are related to their interests and to needs that they’ve identified.” Major national tragedies are very much on their minds as well, such as in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. This past March, a group of students traveled to New Orleans to help residents there continue the recovery effort, and it’s altogether likely that students will want to provide related assistance to those along the Gulf coast whose lives and homes were affected recently by Hurricane Isaac. Asked if engagement in support of friends, peers, and communitylevel causes is equivalent to political passion and party affiliation, the students were unanimous: “It’s better,” they say. “It’s not a cliché to say that Nichols students are a close-knit community,” Hicks adds. “In fact, we’re a family, and that’s a kind of engagement that is much more important to us – right now, anyway – than politics.”

Bison orientation leaders assisted victims of the June 2011 tornado that tore through southern Massachusetts.


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Cross country and track & field added to varsity roster

Beginning next fall, Nichols College will sponsor both men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track & field as varsity sports. Nichols becomes the ninth Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) institution to sponsor women's cross country and eighth to feature men’s. While the CCC does not sponsor track & field as a sport, it hosts an invitational each spring for the member institutions which sponsor a program. “We're extremely excited to be able to offer varsity cross country and track and field at Nichols College,” says Charlene Robert, director of athletics. “We have sponsored both in the past and have been fairly successful with each of them. The Commonwealth Coast Conference and The Colleges of Worcester Consortium allow us the advantage of close competitors in these programs. These sports give student-athletes an opportunity to excel individually as well as within team competition,

“In my experience, the commitment that is required to compete at the college level enhances the academic experience and teaches indelible lessons that last a student-athlete a lifetime.” and provide another option for student- athletes who are interested in competing as two or three season student-athletes.” In August, Robert named Misael Fossas as head coach of both programs. A veteran of more than 35 years as both a cross country and track & field athlete and coach, Fossas was a three-time NCAA Division III AllAmerica runner in cross country and track & field at Brandeis University, where he earned a B.A. in history in 1985. During that time, he was the No. 2 runner on the Judges' 1983 national champion cross country team.

Following his collegiate career, Fossas continued to train and won the 1986 Rhode Island Marathon, and was also an invited runner in the 1987 Boston Marathon. “Misael has a passion for teaching and coaching,” comments Robert. “His Division III experience as a student-athlete at Brandeis is his foundation for this new journey with Nichols College. He has a great network locally and will bring great energy to this new program ‘right out of the starting blocks.'” Currently the head men's soccer and baseball coach at Dudley Middle School, Fossas began coaching cross country and track & field athletes on an individual basis in 1985 and worked in that capacity until 1996. One of his athletes went on to qualify for the United States Olympic Track & Field Trials. Fossas also spent two years (1986-88) as the track & field coach at Weston High School. “I think this is a great opportunity to develop successful

track and field and cross country programs at Nichols,” says Fossas. “As a coach at the collegiate level, it is imperative to understand that student-athletes are students first and athletes second. That being said, cross country and track and field are sports that require a tremendous physical effort as well as a significant time commitment. In my experience, the commitment that is required to compete at the college level enhances the academic experience and teaches indelible lessons that last a student-athlete a lifetime.” From 1947 through 2000, Nichols sponsored a track & field program which produced a total of 17 student-athletes who went on to be enshrined in the College's athletic Hall of Fame. Of those inductees, 13 were multisport athletes while four were exclusively track & field studentathletes. The College sponsored cross country from 1960 through 1978, producing a pair of Hall of Famers.

Steve Carella ’12 earns ECAC award Recent graduate, Steve Carella, was chosen as the ECAC Division III Scholar Athlete, and received recognition for this award at the organization's annual honors dinner held in Groton, Conn. on Sunday, September 30. One male and one female student-athlete from each NCAA Division are selected annually for the scholar-athlete awards based on extraordinary achievements in academics, athletics, and community service. In his four-year career, Carella was a six-time All-CCC honoree: Second Team in doubles in 2012; Honorable Mention in singles in 2011; Honorable Mention in doubles and Second Team in singles in 2010; and Honorable Mention in singles and doubles in 2009.

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New faces give Bison basketball and ice hockey a fresh look The Nichols College winter athletic teams will have a distinctively different look when they begin practice this fall, as both basketball and ice hockey programs feature first-year head coaches. A four-year letter-winner for the men’s basketball team at Nichols from 2006-09, Jeff Lindgren takes over the head coaching reins at his alma mater following three years as an assistant coach. During that span, Lindgren played a key role in the program's recruiting

process. This past season, he helped guide Nichols to its first Commonwealth Coast Conference semifinal appearance in nine seasons. “I am excited to carry on the tradition that I have been a part of over the last seven years,” says Lindgren. “I am looking forward to shaping our student-athletes as they grow to see the big picture within our team culture: student, institution, family and community are all parts of our team's equation. We work hard at putting academics first and that has, and will continue to, pay dividends on the court.” Lindgren played in 95 games at guard for the Bison and enjoyed a breakout senior campaign that saw him average more than 12 points per game. A threat from beyond the arc, he finished his career with a .325 three-point shooting percentage.

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On the women’s side, Alice Mullen slides down the bench into the head coach’s chair after serving as the program’s top assistant during the 2011-12 campaign. A 2010 graduate of Rhode Island College, Mullen spent one year as an assistant for the Anchorwomen before relocating to Dudley. “I am extremely excited to be named the head women's basketball coach at Nichols College,” she says. “I'm looking forward to bringing my passion, energy and enthusiasm to Bison basketball. Building the program around the foundation and development of exceptional studentathletes who want to represent Nichols the proper way will make us a championship contender in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.” When Mullen joined the Bison last season, Nichols returned to the CCC postseason after a twoyear hiatus. The Bison impressed in the details, ranking in the top half of the conference standings in blocks and steals, as well as in assists and turnover margin. Nova Scotia-native Jillian Campbell has been tabbed to lead the Bison women’s ice hockey program. A fouryear hockey studentathlete at Bowdoin, Campbell served as an

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assistant coach at nearby Williams College in 2011-12. “I'm really excited to have this opportunity,” says Campbell. “The group of student-athletes I met with during my interview was great and I am looking forward to working with them. This is a young program which has been molded well, and I want to establish some new routes and help enhance the student-athlete's overall experience.” At Williams, Campbell was responsible for myriad duties, including film breakdown, on/off ice instruction, recruiting, and game strategy preparation. She also spent time earlier this year as a talent evaluator for the Berkshire Bruins youth hockey program and as a coach/evaluator for USA Hockey's selection camp in Arizona. “The students are here to be students first and athletes second, so I see the program as a way to enhance their experience at Nichols,” Campbell notes. “I want them to find things along the way to take with them into their lives beyond college. My main focus will be on confidence and helping the student-athletes feel confident in anything they do in the classroom, on the ice, and beyond Nichols.”

Maine native Kevin Swallow will lead the men’s ice hockey program in 2012-13, one year after working as an assistant coach at perennial powerhouse Neumann College. Swallow

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began his playing career at Ivy League member Dartmouth before transferring to Maine following his sophomore season. As a senior in Orono, Swallow helped the Black Bears advance to the Hockey East Championship game at the TD Garden. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me,” says Swallow, who takes over a Bison program that posted a 12-13-2 record (9-4-1 ECAC) last season. “Nichols has a very rich tradition and is a program on the upswing.” Before his appointment at Neumann, Swallow gained coaching experience at the USA Hockey NTDP Summer Camp (2003-05), Walker Ice and Fitness Center (2004-06), Global Hockey (2007), UMaine hockey camp (2008), and USA Hockey Select Festivals (2012). A Dean’s List student, Swallow adds, “I want our student-athletes to receive the total package, and by that I mean obtain success both on the ice as well as in the classroom. Our students-athletes will get a great education here at Nichols, be contributing members of the community, and enjoy their experience playing hockey.”


A proud history of making a difference

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Dear Alumni, Friends, Parents, Faculty and Staff of Nichols College,

Tammy (Cardillo) Wolf ’94

Account Executive for Healthcare at VMware

2011-2012 President’s Society Chair

As a proud alumna and the 2011-2012 President’s Society chair, I want to thank you for your continued support of Nichols College and for playing a part in its success. Each year, I am energized by the commitment of the Nichols community and the things which we have been able to accomplish.

Here are a few of our fundraising achievements this year:

• More than $3.3 million was raised in restricted and unrestricted gifts.

• Eighteen alumni joined the Colonel Conrad Society, ensuring that Nichols will remain a part of their lifetime legacy.

• Thirty-three new donors took steps to support Nichols.

• Faculty and staff participation rose to 68 percent, nearly doubling last year’s rate.

• With the help of a committed Nichols community, we were able to raise the number of endowed scholarships to 15.

Even in uncertain times like these, I am proud that our alumni have come together in support of the College, and I appreciate your commitment to Nichols and the students it serves.

This fall the College is opening the new student center, a facility that is destined to transform Nichols, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends who embrace the potential of this special place on a hill.

On behalf of the entire Nichols College community, we thank you for your support. Let’s continue to work together to keep the future bright for Nichols College and its students. Sincerely,

Tammy (Cardillo) Wolf ’94

This report reflects gifts to Nichols College from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.


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President’s Society

Scholars’ Society

Gifts of $25,000 or more George I. Alden Trust Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Fdn. Keith T. Anderson Ayco Charitable Gift Fund Randall V. and Donna Becker Boston Fdn. Charles P. Burnett III Community Fdn. of Western Massachusetts John H. and Robyn Davis Stephen A. Davis James L. Dunbar Estate of Richard L. English Estate of Harry F. Evarts Gerald and Marilyn Fels Samuel R. Haines Thomas J. and Denise Hall Calvin A. Hills Joshua Green Fdn. Inc. Robert B. and Nancy Kuppenheimer Peter L. Lynch John H. and Janet McClutchy Thomas H. Niles Raymond C. Pecor Jr. Charles A. Petrillo Martin J. and Shelly Power Arthur J. Remillard Paul E. Zimmerman

Trustees’ Society

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 DeForest W. Abel Jr. Affinity Group David G. and Ellen Bedard Jerome E. Casey James W. and Nancy Coghlin Dirlam Charitable Trust John B. Dirlam Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Fdn. David G. and Martine Hale Richard B. and Sarah Hardy Kurt R. and Carolyn Harrington Barry D. Hogan Hyde/Dexter-Russell Charitable Fdn. Jeff R. and Kristin Johnson Thomas B. McIlvain Jr. Alan F. and Betsy Peppel Earl S. Prolman Robert E. Stansky Robert J. and Sheila Vaudreuil

President’s Green Circle

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Mrs. Herman Becker Frank R. Burns Jr. Howard K. O. Chong Jr. Robert F. Dorsey Raymond P. Faucher Leo V. Marshall New York Life Alan R. Peterson Leslie H. Read Webster Five Fdn. Wells Fargo

President’s Gold Circle

Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Constantine Alexander Edwin B. Donahue Fabrico William D. Fowler IBM Michael A. Jones Robert P. MacPherson Jr.

Edward P. Mazzetta Nuveen Investments Alvah O. Rock Richard W. Scheffler Dante H. Sorrenti State Farm Co. Kent and Kate Tarrant Robert V. Trudel Charles Zabriskie Jr.

President’s Silver Circle

Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 Wayne J. Archambo Bruce R. Barton Richard H. Bauzenberger Marc D. and Andrea Becker Alice C. Belden Robert Q. Benowitz Oliver W. * and Jane T. Birckhead Richard A. Blankley Donn E. Bleau Kevin F. Brassard Robert A. and Janet Bullard George S. Butler Thomas R. Cafaro Eugene P. Cenci Ross H. Chambers ChevronTexaco William S. Cleary Phillip E. Collins Robert D. Craig Jr. Henri M. David Jr. Edward A. Dixon Susan W. Engelkemeyer Raymond F. Essig Terence M. Farrell David W. Fleming FM Global Thomas E. Franzese David A. and Charlene French Paul A. Gaffney William Glavin James F. Goulet Charles W. Gregory III Hanover Insurance Co. John M. Harrison The Hartford Bruce I. Haslun Patricia A. Hertzfeld Richard L. Hilliard John M. Hills Patrick B. Holland Bradley S. Hvolbeck Jimmy Gahan Charitable Fdn. P. David Junkin II William F. Keats Lafayette Keeney Robert D. Keller Greg and Judith Keyser Gregory Laboissonniere Christopher G. Langlois Thomas S. and Terri Lodge David F. and Susan Lombard Francis J. Lovell Michael A. Lukasek Arlene S. Maack J. Donald MacNair John D. MacPhail Richard C. Makin Christopher W. and Kim McCarthy Robert E. and Sylvia Miller Stephen W. Miller Robbie P. and Holly Munce John A. Murphy Jr. Edmund J. Murrah Charles F. Murray Horace S. Nichols William F. O’Connell Jr. Keith A. O’Hara Ronald E. Osimo

* Deceased z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

Dr. Suryakant M. Patel Ernest Pekmezaris Alan J. Reinhardt J. Arthur Rizy Jr. David W. Rodgers Lloyd M. Roth Edward J. Ruggeri Charles E. Sage R. Joseph Salois Robert T. Sanford Ronald L. Schmitt Frank C. Schroll Jr. Richard F. Shields Thomas G. Sleasman Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Elizabeth Sorenson Lorna D. Stearns Mark A. Sweeney Edward Trenkmann Jr. Jeanne P. Vanderveer James D. Wagner Alexander S. Walker Paul J. Washburn Jr. John F. White George E. Withington Tammy A. Cardillo Wolf

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Classes 2003-2007: gifts of $500 Classes 2008-2012: gifts of $250 Jonathan M. Birtwell Cynthia L. Brown Justin R. Dolan Leonard K. Harmon Christopher R. Marquis Kevin J. Pittz Kay M. Young

Alumni Donors

CLASS OF 1937

President’s Silver Circle Alexander S. Walker z

CLASS OF 1939 Supporters

Thomas R. Gross z Bernice Sheldon z

CLASS OF 1940 Hilltoppers’ Club

George F. McKisson Sr. L. Gordon Miller Jr. Epworth S. Moulton Robert D. Taft z

CLASS OF 1941 Hilltoppers’ Club

Allen F. Diefenderfer Jr. z Stephen V. Lewis u

Supporters

John B. Perry II *

CLASS OF 1942

President’s Silver Circle

Oliver W. Birckhead Jr. * u

Hilltoppers’ Club John D. Kurtz

CLASS OF 1943 Hilltoppers’ Club Charles S. Jones u

Supporters

Morton I. Levine u

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CLASS OF 1947 Supporters

Donald P. Barry Bernard J. Gevry u

CLASS OF 1948

President’s Silver Circle

Giving by Purpose

Endowment

3.7%

Unrestricted 26%

Restricted 5.6%

Horace S. Nichols

Amasa Nichols Society Albert L. Wyer u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Lewis B. Erwin Jr. Townsend T. Mink z Charles A. Pappas u Edward C. Wheaton

Supporters

Donald A. Baker u Nicholas S. Constantine z Robert A. Mattia u Charles Poladian Philip R. Smith z James M. Strong Jr. u Lawrence S. Student z

CLASS OF 1949

President’s Gold Circle William D. Fowler u

President’s Silver Circle Lafayette Keeney z

Amasa Nichols Society Gordon E. Clement u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Arnold D. Cramer u Alan N. Mendleson Jr. Frederick A. Mock Jr. John Strobel John L. Sullivan Jr. Charles D. Watrous u

Supporters

Dudley A. Hawley Jr. u Charles F. Knox Ronald C. LaRoche Robert C. Luse u Robert A. Martel

CLASS OF 1950 Trustees’ Society

DeForest W. Abel Jr.

President’s Silver Circle Edward Trenkmann Jr. u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Robert L. Collingwood u Allan P. Dunn z Charles L. Foote Jr. David P. Graham u Alden L. Ingraham u Frederick J. Levitan u William C. Loughran u David P. Michaels u Archie E. Mitchell Jr. z Walter T. Peters z Robert Risk Jr. Otis H. Vaughn Jr. Robert M. Zangler III * u

Supporters

Robert H. Bacon u John W. Budd Juan A. Cambo Guy V. Dyer Jr. William R. Hadley Jr. Milton L. Hallowell z Albert W. Hanlon Jr. u Homer W. Jones Jr.

Capital Gifts 65%

Richard C. Kosse William T. Lawson z John M. McCullum * Cuthbert Mills III Jose R. Orriols George R. Pease Jr. William W. Sprague Jesse M. Voutour * Richard N. Wedmore Wilbur W. Whedon Frank Wittland Jr.

George H. Hull Francis L. Lemay z John P. Melvin u Howard A. Raphaelson u Arthur A. Ristau Jr. Edson C. Taylor u

Scholars’ Society

Jerome E. Casey Earl S. Prolman u

CLASS OF 1951 James L. Dunbar u

President’s Silver Circle Stephen W. Miller z

Academy Associates James E. Coley III u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Thomas W. Bartsch Jr. u Robert W. Butler William A. Haskell z John P. Talbot

Supporters

Wesley A. Armstrong Kenneth B. George Jr. Holmes V. Tracy Jr. u

CLASS OF 1952

President’s Gold Circle Robert V. Trudel u

President’s Silver Circle Robert A. Bullard z Frank C. Schroll Jr. u

Academy Associates James E. Collins

Hilltoppers’ Club

Daniel E. Berman z John W. Boyd Jerre C. Budd Robert B. Magnus Jr. z Gilbert W. Parks z Frederick L. Pratt u Donald S. Putnam Thomas W. Stone

Supporters

Charles C. Haggerty u Everett F. Jewell Leo S. Maniatty

CLASS OF 1953

Academy Associates Charles W. Dragon z Lyman W. Phillips Jr.

Hilltoppers’ Club Robert R. Forcier

* Deceased z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

Supporters

William W. Koerner z William H. Spring u

CLASS OF 1954 Trustees’ Society

President’s Silver Circle Robert Q. Benowitz u

Amasa Nichols Society Federico G. Vargas

Hilltoppers’ Club

Louis J. Alberico James E. Burnet III z Richard P. Clinton Donald J. Dyer * u Edward A. Hunt Jr. John J. McCabe Jr. u Davies Tainter Jr. z

Supporters

Gilbert W. Bourdon Robert A. Brilhart u Bruce S. Buttinghausen u Franklyn H. Kilby u John C. Nagle Jr. Donald E. Schafer u Richard B. Shanklin Donald R. Siegel

CLASS OF 1955 Scholars’ Society

Charles P. Burnett III z

President’s Green Circle Leslie H. Read

Amasa Nichols Society Roy T. Johnson

Academy Associates Donald E. Gugelman Robert H. Kemp Robert F. Wagner

Hilltoppers’ Club

Louis W. Kinzer Jr. u Carlton S. Littell

Supporters

George A. Barbieri Ronald J. Swenn

CLASS OF 1956 Scholars’ Society

Estate of Richard L. English * z


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President’s Green Circle Raymond P. Faucher z

President’s Silver Circle Lloyd M. Roth u

Academy Associates

Irving G. Eastland Robert I. Handler

Hilltoppers’ Club John P. Durney u Arthur L. Fries z Tom Keith u Jerold M. Sidman

Supporters

David C. Bidwell u Richard A. Clarenbach u Richard D. Coe u Jack R. Kalman Joseph A. Mendez u Robert M. Swaney Jr. Glenn M. Terrill u

CLASS OF 1957

President’s Gold Circle Kent Tarrant u

President’s Silver Circle

George S. Butler z David W. Fleming J. Arthur Rizy Jr.

Amasa Nichols Society Cecil M. Gabbett III z Allen J. Scherer Jr.

Academy Associates Walter Urtz u

Hilltoppers’ Club H. Logan Page III

Supporters

Elliot M. Altman DDS Grayson E. Brown Donald Claprood u Wayne C. Earley u Andrew M. Fisher Mayer J. Schnyder

CLASS OF 1958 Hilltoppers’ Club

Eugene B. Collard Jr. z Steven M. Fisher z C. Edward Hjelte Jr. Howard J. Kack Robert P. Landry Charles F. Lewis III z William C. Schmertz Thomas G. Small u Seth F. Wakeman u

Supporters

William Bolean William K. Dunbar III Harold P. Jurgens Edmond S. Millere * u Albert W. Redway II David R. Umba u Henry E. Woods u

CLASS OF 1959 Scholars’ Society

Raymond C. Pecor Jr. u

President’s Green Circle Leo V. Marshall

President’s Silver Circle James D. Wagner

Hilltoppers’ Club

John A. Girvin L. Robert Gould z

Joseph D. LoBello Douglas J. Mace u Frederick L. Pease z Elliot P. Putnam Howard J. Rubin u

Supporters

Terry R. Chatfield C. Sanford Tuttle Gary A. Webber u

CLASS OF 1960

Academy Associates Edward C. Dalterio

Hilltoppers’ Club

John T. Appleton Robert T. Evertsen Paul S. Friedlander Kerry D. O’Brien u John Pepe u Philip Van Campen u

Supporters

Bruce S. Collett u Charles P. Gruet Sr. Frank W. Potas Jr. Stephen L. Smith Frank A. Sweeney Jr.

Milestones

Nichols College gratefully acknowledges the generous support and leadership of these individuals, corporations and foundations that have reached the following milestones in their individual cumulative giving to Nichols. We appreciate their significant financial commitment to Nichols and our mission of developing tomorrow's business leaders.

$8,000,000

Gerald and Marilyn Fels

$5,000,000

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Fdn.

$3,000,000

Irene E. and George A. Davis Fdn.

$2,000,000

Anonymous Robert B. Kuppenheimer

$1,000,000

P. David Junkin II

George I. Alden Trust Keith T. Anderson Frederick P. Currier * John H. Davis Stephen A. Davis George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Fdn. David F. and Susan D. Lombard Arthur J. Remillard

William E. Dillmeier Jr. u Richard D. Marsden

$700,000

CLASS OF 1961

President’s Silver Circle Academy Associates Hilltoppers’ Club

Paul Z. Haus Jr. u Warren C. Rowe Jr. u William T. Schoerner Jr. Stephen H. Smith u

Supporters

Peter K. Carpenter William T. Corbett u William M. Dannehy Colson O. Simmons u William S. Weikert u

CLASS OF 1962 Scholars’ Society

Calvin A. Hills Paul E. Zimmerman

President’s Green Circle Alan R. Peterson u

President’s Silver Circle Richard C. Makin u George E. Withington z

Amasa Nichols Society

Kenneth B. Ingraham Richard C. Knoener u Jenness L. Robbins z

Academy Associates

William S. Edmunds u Charles N. Howe u Charles J. Montante Jr. Langdon H. Wait u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Robert L. Colombo R. Allen Elliott u Fernando A. Figueras u Rene T. Langevin

Supporters

George D. Bartlett John H. Bowles u Michael L. Daley u Nelson D. Durland Peter S. Eddy

$750,000

Fred Harris Daniels Fdn.

Randall V. and Donna Becker

$500,000

Oliver W.* and Jane Birckhead Martin J. Power Raymond Shamie * Stoddard Charitable Trust

$400,000

Community Fdn. of Western Massachusetts

$350,000

James W. Coghlin Sr. Richard B. Hardy Hyde/Dexter-Russell Charitable Fdn. Thomas H. Niles

$250,000

Davis Educational Fdn. Samuel R. Haines Roger Lavoie *

$200,000

Howard K. O. Chong Jr. James L. Dunbar Raymond C. Pecor Jr. Norman B. Wenk Jr. *

$150,000

Mary C. DeFeudis John B. Dirlam Christina Kaupe Peter L. Lynch John H. McClutchy Jr. Thomas B. McIlvain Jr. Charles A. Petrillo Francis W. Robinson Jr. * Robert J. Vaudreuil

$100,000

Ayco Charitable Gift Fund Mrs. Herman Becker Commerce Insurance Co. Albert J. DiGregorio * Robert C. Fischer * Robert R. Gurnett * Barry D. Hogan Hyde Manufacturing Co. Nuveen Investments Lovett C. Peters * Irvin A. Shiner * United Lens Co. Inc. Webster Five Fdn.

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Barclay Henkle John E. Hula Philip C. Judd Jr. Bruce E. MacDonald u John A. Turro Jr. u Peter M. Zona u

CLASS OF 1963 Scholars’ Society Thomas H. Niles u

President’s Gold Circle Alvah O. Rock u Richard W. Scheffler z

President’s Silver Circle

Eugene P. Cenci u Ross H. Chambers u William S. Cleary z Raymond F. Essig z Bruce I. Haslun u Bradley S. Hvolbeck William F. Keats u Charles F. Murray

Amasa Nichols Society Ross M. Weale u

Academy Associates

Robert J. Sharp Bruce I. Siegal u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Robert Abrams z Norman A. Arshan Peter M. Brusman u Peter K. Chamberlin Paul R. Chapdelaine u Louis A. Demichele James H. Feindel z Donald W. Hick Jr. z Eric L. Hofer Frans J. Keesing Norman H. Leathers Donald L. Mafera Edmund S. Shepard u Charles R. Smith u Louis A. Stroller u Henry A. Taylor III Arthur B. Tozzi u Stanley J. Urban Paul A. Virostek z

Supporters

George V. Euler Robert G. Falkenstein u Hugo Pagliccia Jr. u George A. Pagnotta Jr. u Frederic J. Potter IV u Peter H. Smith u

CLASS OF 1964

President’s Green Circle Howard K. O. Chong Jr. u

President’s Gold Circle Edward P. Mazzetta

President’s Silver Circle Robert D. Craig Jr. Henri M. David Jr. u

Amasa Nichols Society

Michael A. Gilroy Henry H. Peterson u

Academy Associates Paul L. Ceccarelli u K. Dexter Cheney u David C. Ebacher z Steven A. Thorn

Hilltoppers’ Club

Philip Bebchick Robert E. Beckwith u Warren C. Bender

David C. Doe Philip B. Donnelly u Robert M. Fenn II z Robert H. Gascoyne Carl F. Gilbert u John H. Hinchliffe III Donald G. March Edward W. Nichols u James A. Oates u Richard A. Spugnardi z Diran V. Tashian Daniel P. Tomassetti u Richard L. Williams u

Supporters

William F. Bufalino u Rufus S. Frost III u Ronald J. LeClair Stanley G. Matthews u Cortlandt R. Montross z William C. Richwagen u John E. Rossi David B. Ruddock William R. Wright III z

CLASS OF 1965

President’s Silver Circle

Richard A. Blankley z David F. Lombard u John D. MacPhail u David W. Rodgers Charles E. Sage Robert T. Sanford z Ronald L. Schmitt Richard F. Shields z

Amasa Nichols Society Bradford H. Blaser

Academy Associates

Robert L. Ansalone u Thomas H. Flaherty Geoffrey E. Meyer u Benjamin A. Minardi III u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Henry M. Aldrich Jr. William L. Archer Sr. u Arthur C. Assad Bruce A. Demoranville Sr. u Charles E. Evans u Lewis P. Gelman Thomas C. Hiller u Charles T. Kaull Jr. u Robert H. Kime u Herbert I. Losee III u James E. Robinson David A. Rowe z Barry B. Segal Richard C. Werstak

Supporters

David A. Bates Joseph S. Beresik Kenneth G. Burr Jr. u John W. Canetta u Daniel R. Clark u Bruce G. Congdon Ward B. DeKlyn Jr. u Bradford G. Goodrich Robert W. Grady Robert C. Hagendorf Daniel M. Hastings z Thomas D. Pearsall John F. Platt u Charles L. Potter u Kenneth A. Racicot

CLASS OF 1966 Scholars’ Society Gerald Fels z

* Deceased z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

The Colonel Conrad Society

Nichols College is grateful to the members of the Colonel Conrad Society -- individuals who have documented a bequest to Nichols through their estate or who have remembered Nichols through a planned gift. Norris G. Abbott III ’51 * George P. Belba ’62 * Alice C. Belden ’85 MBA ’92 Jane T. Birckhead Oliver W. Birckhead Jr. ’42 * Richard A. Blankley ’65 Edward G. Brodeur ’53 Robert A. Bullard ’52 Raymond M. Burnham Eugene P. Cenci ’63 Donald E. Chalmers ’59 * William S. Cleary ’63 Frederick P. Currier * Henri M. David Jr. ’64 Gerald Fels ’66 Alfred R. Fishel ’41 * Matthew R. Fox ’01 John L. Gaylord ’61 * William H. Gunther Jr. ’43 Robert R. Gurnett ’34 * David G. Hale ’75 Charles N. Howe ’62 Mary Jane Ingraham * B. Everett Jones ’56 * David B. Jones ’67 Herbert F. W. Kaupe ’43 * Robert H. Kime ’65 Robert B. Kuppenheimer ’69 Duncan M. McInnes ’57 * Lee A. McNelly ’69 Frank Mickel ’70 Ronald P. Noyes ’65 * Rudolph C. Planeta Jr. ’54 * Martin J. Power ’78 Michael J. Runyon ’67 Rabbi Richard I. Schachet ’56 * Richard W. Scheffler ’63 Stearns H. Smalley ’34 * Bruce E. Splaine ’69 Robert A. Stewart ’48 * Davies Tainter Jr. ’54

President’s Silver Circle Phillip E. Collins

Amasa Nichols Society

Stephen P. Chernock Jr. u David S. Hammond J. Donald MacNair Henry P. St. Cyr z W. Bruce Wallin

Academy Associates

John H. Cavanaugh Sr. Peter M. Dibari Robert A. Eckardt u Peter G. McGivney u Jesse J. Rulli u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Bradford C. Babb z Stephen T. Carter Sr. John Cygielnik u Robert T. Hildebrand Roger P. Holden z John E. Lockwood u


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Alan E. Malkasian Richard F. Moran u James D. Murray u A. Barry Paletta Kenneth C. Scott u Joseph S. Smalarz Ralph A. Stuart

Supporters

Dennis R. Arsenault Thomas J. Bergin Jr. u David H. Blake u Robert A. Feinstein Barry R. Gibbs Stanley Henshaw III z William F. Holland Robert C. Koch R. Towner Lapp John C. Mason u John F. Sweeney Stephen B. Wingate

CLASS OF 1967 Trustees’ Society

James W. Coghlin Sr. u Barry D. Hogan Thomas B. McIlvain Jr.

President’s Silver Circle Bruce R. Barton u Edmund J. Murrah u Ernest Pekmezaris z Edward J. Ruggeri

Amasa Nichols Society

William E. Fredericks u Dwight W. Gesswein u Raymond W. Hencir z Joseph M. Price Peter H. Walker u

Academy Associates

Charles H. Foster Jr. Jonathan H. Ives David B. Jones u Fredric C. Montfort

Hilltoppers’ Club

David G. Butterworth Paul M. Clough z E. Hunt Coracci William C. Dean Jr. u Charles H. Detwiller III u Robert F. Howe Jr. Peter H. Johnson Donald S. Parsons Michael T. Pelletier C. Richard Piasecki Michael J. Runyon z Peter C. Spelke * William L. Voitk u

Supporters

Samuel R. Bailey III Alan S. Close z Robert R. Coykendall u John S. Ferro u Frank L. Grzyb z Mark S. Harris John T. Kurposka Everett J. Ramsdell Jr. u

CLASS OF 1968 Scholars’ Society

Charles A. Petrillo u

President’s Silver Circle

John M. Harrison u Amasa Nichols Society Richard K. Robertson z William M. Treffinger u

Academy Associates James E. Comer u Robert F. DeFonce u William L. Shaw z Richard T. Speath u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Kenneth Alton Jr. Michael G. Ash u Edwin B. Cohen Mark Ellis William R. Fox z Jeffrey P. Gould Tom Jones Paul A. Rasmussen u Paul B. Shay Barry W. Silver Jack G. Wille u E. Malcolm Wolcott Jr. z Donald S. Wright

Supporters

Thomas A. Budd Robert M. Champagne z James L. Conwell Bernard F. Foley u Jon H. Haggerty z Richard A. Harris Fredrick P. Magnus u David P. Mooter * z Gordon E. Muldoon Peter K. Smyrl u Byron W. Tomlinson u

CLASS OF 1969 Scholars’ Society

Thomas J. Hall z Robert B. Kuppenheimer z

President’s Gold Circle Michael A. Jones z

President’s Silver Circle

Richard H. Bauzenberger u John M. Hills u Robert D. Keller

Amasa Nichols Society Roger P. Crandall u

Academy Associates Daniel W. Ivascyn u James H. Jackson James W. Kerley Peter F. Lofgren u Robert H. McPhee u Jay Sherwood

Hilltoppers’ Club

Russell L. Birchall u Jonathan D. Blake z Alexander M. Gottfried Sr. Hayward Hough Henry Howard II Michael J. LaFoley Peter A. Lunsford z Douglas E. MacMillan u Donald A. MacQuarrie z Francis W. Robinson III Gilbert G. Rochon z William J. Shaughnessy u Bruce E. Splaine David C. Weyant z William L. Wood

Supporters

Alan A. Aittaniemi Chester W. Boyd III Kendall W. Burrill u Robert W. Davis Peter J. Gaudette Vincent P. Giracca z William F. Gruber Alfred T. Hargrave z

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William N. Herbert Jr. Wayne K. Johnson David L. Krasnov James A. Maguire Jr. Robert K. Mann Lee A. McNelly z Robert J. Meagher z Paul A. Riblet u Douglas L. Richards Scott L. Shank Matthew A. Sparks Daniel B. Stewart Jr. David K. Thomas u

CLASS OF 1970

Amasa Nichols Society Douglas S. Stirling z

Academy Associates Ronald P. Marshall u Richard G. Merrill u David E. Stuart z

Hilltoppers’ Club

Willi J. Benoit Thomas E. DiGiuseppe u George W. Goodell Jr. Edward R. Leonard Charles J. Mangini u Robert M. McIlvain Jr. z Frank Mickel Brian M. Mullen u Richard H. Parmenter Frank R. Petrillo u John A. Ritacco u Peter A. Scandone u Bruce T. Underwood

Supporters

Edwin D. Berry III u Bruce B. Brown Jr. z David R. Carroll Henry J. Ciak z William F. Clifford Richard D. Doughty Peter F. Garrell Peter J. Grant Paul G. Leonard Thomas J. McCaughey z Robert G. Smet u Robert C. Toth u

CLASS OF 1971

President’s Gold Circle

Robert P. MacPherson Jr. u

President’s Silver Circle Francis J. Lovell z John F. White z

Amasa Nichols Society Timothy Danahy III Kelly Kincannon Thomas T. Klebart u Daniel L. Linden William K. Mahler Jr. u Martin Schwab C. Curry Wilford

Academy Associates James W. Jewell Douglas A. Newman u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Donald E. Allison Jr. Frederick B. Callanen Jr. John Camiolo Jr. David W. Cuffe Bradley M. Damon u Leo F. Furfey Kevin F. O’Connor Sr. u Philip Pettinelli Stephen J. Piascik z

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A proud history of making a difference

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lmost every person in the country has benefited from the quality, value, and innovation of products manufactured by two local companies, Hyde Tools and DexterRussell, located in Southbridge, Mass. As innovators in the field of handheld tools and cutlery, each organization has made significant advances within their fields; however, it is the unwavering loyalty to their communities which truly sets them apart. The companies were joined together in 1968, when Hyde Manufacturing purchased Russell Harrington. Although both companies had supported community projects, in 1982 Robert U. Clemence, former chairman of Hyde, formed the Hyde Charitable Foundation which formally articulated a commitment to Southbridge and Southern Worcester County. Since 1982, the companies have reorganized into separate ownership as the Hyde Group and the Affinity Group, and Russell Harrington is now known as Dexter-Russell, yet the belief in supporting the communities where their employees live has always remained constant. As America’s first cutler with manufacturing roots linked back to 1818, Dexter-Russell has been employing, training and

advancing local workers for almost 200 years. Making a concerted effort to give back to the local community Dexter-Russell recently revised their mission statement to include that they “will honor our role in communities and support areas where our employees live.” Nichols Board of Trustees member, Alan Peppel MBA ’98, chairman of the Affinity Group which owns Dexter-Russell, states that he “was astounded at how strong our mission statement connected with our employees and how important it is for us to continue to stay involved in their communities.” Thirty years and numerous charities later, one can see the positive impact that the Hyde/ Dexter-Russell Charitable Foundation has had. This year alone, the Foundation has been able to aid in the repair of an ailing infrastructure at the Southbridge Community Center, assist the YMCA camp, its main facility, and Old Sturbridge Village, and provide funds which link the local middle school with the Ecotarium in Worcester. “We like to help capital projects – the bricks and mortar – for organizations that benefit our employees,” says Dick Clemence, chairman of the Hyde Group. With three of the five current presidents at Hyde Tools and

Affinity Group completing their MBAs at Nichols, including Tom Hardy as president of American Promotional Products in Charleston, S.C., you don’t have to look far to see the connection between the College and the Foundation. Yet, when deciding to support the new campus student center, their connection as alumni was only one of the determining factors. “We recognize that Nichols is an important anchor for the Southbridge area. We also recognize that many of the students who live in town and who attend Nichols may not board there. Having a place that allows students a conducive place to study and grab a cup of coffee is good for all students, but specifically those who commute from bedroom communities like Southbridge,” Peppel says. In the past dozen years, the Hyde/Dexter-Russell Charitable Foundation has contributed over $250,000 to Nichols, confirming their commitment to the College as well as the local community. A proud alumnus and employer of many Nichols graduates, Rick Clemence MBA ’04, president and CEO of the Hyde Group, believes that it is “essential for alumni to remember where they got their education and recall that Nichols helped


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Peter F. Sennott u John G. Steepy Gary R. Walsh u

Supporters

Richard H. Alley u R. Craig Fowler u David E. Irons u John J. Mulder Jr. u Bruce John R. Powers Richard St. Onge Richard F. Weaver

CLASS OF 1972 Scholars’ Society

John H. Davis z John H. McClutchy Jr. u

President’s Gold Circle Edwin B. Donahue u

President’s Silver Circle James F. Goulet u

them get to where they are today. It is important to give back to the next person who is trying to get ahead by completing their education.” Local businesses like Hyde Tools and Dexter-Russell understand the importance of higher education to their communities and are committed to its success. Dick Hardy, former chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees and current trustee emeritus who is chairman emeritus at the Affinity Group, notes, “One of the things we were always conscious of on the College’s Board was that we wanted [Nichols] to be a low cost business school by staying under the average tuition, and we worked very hard to keep that true.” Hardy continues to work diligently on this promise as Nichols moves to fund the new student center completely with the support of alumni and friends of the College. As Hyde Tools and DexterRussell continue to make history locally, it is clear that they will not be alone in celebrating their success. The true impact of these organizations goes deep into the roots of their communities, making a difference for generations to come.

Amasa Nichols Society Steven L. Boynton z Jack E. Zacks

Academy Associates

Edward W. Byrnes Jr. Richard M. DeCrosta u Peter D. Heenan Henry B. Wainer

Hilltoppers’ Club

Mark B. Alexander Robert B. Coleman u John D. Copeland J. Paul H. Gauvin u James P. Grainger u Anthony J. Toloczko

Supporters

Jeffrey B. Berselli Brian F. Clark Donald S. Labonte z Stephen McDermott u Barry S. Pedell u

CLASS OF 1973 Scholars’ Society Samuel R. Haines

President’s Green Circle Robert F. Dorsey

President’s Silver Circle Donn E. Bleau u

Academy Associates Roberto O. Alvarez u F. Paul Mooney Jr. Gregory Pogue

Hilltoppers’ Club

Jeffrey L. Allen Ronald J. Barry z David F. Biron u Michael C. Bousquet u Bradley W. Boyd z Thomas J. Craig Jr. Timothy A. Cronin u Arthur Z. Greenseid Francis B. Keefe u Victor A. Pelletier u Ronald E. Plasse John R. Prenguber William J. Reese III u David J. Renaud u Royal F. Turner Jr.

Supporters

Barry A. Clapp u Charles J. Collins James R. Dillon

Brian P. Gettings Stephen A. McKeown Stephen W. Page z David J. Wnukowski

CLASS OF 1974 Scholars’ Society Peter L. Lynch u

Trustees’ Society

Kurt R. Harrington u

President’s Green Circle Frank R. Burns Jr. u

President’s Silver Circle Ronald E. Osimo u

Academy Associates Gerald F. Hagarty

Hilltoppers’ Club

William H. Collins II u Stephen P. Estaphan z John J. Healy Jr. Robert J. Hirsch Robert T. McNally Peter P. Ostrokolowicz u Joseph P. Tokarz u Robert J. Waskiewicz

Supporters

Michael J. Dowgiewicz Richard E. Flagler Jr. Kurt E. Grimmelmann z Robert J. Keating u Henry R. Keene Jr. Joseph M. Krosoczka u John R. Kustigian u James A. Priscaro David B. Steinberg u

CLASS OF 1975 Trustees’ Society David G. Hale u

President’s Silver Circle Thomas E. Franzese u John A. Murphy Jr. u

Academy Associates

Marc A. Emmi Norman R. Fougere Jr. z John P. Maffeo u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Tyler P. Benson Richard M. Ferraro Brian P. Foley Lawrence W. Johnson Jr. Kevin J. Parker Kevin S. Shaw James R. Siekierski

Supporters

Russell A. Chateauneuf Stephen M. Chick u Paul E. Dona u Janice A. Ducharme Thomas W. Ellis u John R. Klys u Thomas J. Komorek u Robert G. Schmitt Jr. u Robert D. Sprunger

CLASS OF 1976

President’s Silver Circle David A. French u

Amasa Nichols Society Richard J. Bates Anthony J. Baudanza u Neil M. Holt Jr.

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Academy Associates

William P. Lefebvre John J. Levandowski Bruce H. Russell

Hilltoppers’ Club

Michael E. Bird David A. Blanchard u Jon S. Blohm Richard L. Boynton Jr. Shawn McAvoy Elaine A. Morrison David Pailler u Mark Sarkisian Jr. Robert B. Saunders John E. Vogel

Supporters

Joseph F. Bullan u George M. Burliss Jonathan F. Curtis Paul J. Gannon u Joseph J. Kozlowski Frank F. Krogul u Helen M. Metropoulos Matthew Towle

Amasa Nichols Society Thomas A. LoRicco u

Academy Associates Stanley J. Casillo z Walter G. Frick Jr. Eric A. Rosen John G. Sommers

Guy J. Barbieri u Thomas R. Borzino Lester A. Forgit Edward G. Poirier Jr. u Ronald J. Tremblay

CLASS OF 1980 Scholars’ Society

Hilltoppers’ Club

Stephen A. Davis

Marcia A. Behrens Charles J. Bronner Linda J. Butler u Robert A. Butler u Joseph F. Fillo u Frank S. Paradis u Naren M. Patel Steven Sabacinski

President’s Silver Circle Edward A. Dixon u

Academy Associates James C. Norcross z

Hilltoppers’ Club

Paul M. Calvi James P. Innamorati Michael J. Kane Eugene J. Kerrigan Kurt M. Rothschild u James H. Stewart u Allan D. Walker Jr. u

Supporters

Michael J. Bassett Roger J. Berube J. Stephen Boyce u Ann F. Coolidge u Joseph P. Dacri III James A. Dupre u

Giving by Source

Supporters

Supporters

(Corporations 0.4%) Foundations 17%

Alumni 48%

Andrew W. Higgins Randy M. Jacques Miles B. Sherburne u

CLASS OF 1981 Scholars’ Society

Keith T. Anderson u

President’s Silver Circle Wayne J. Archambo Marc D. Becker u

Amasa Nichols Society Bryan J. Morrissey James F. Paulhus

Parents, Friends, Faculty & Staff 35%

CLASS OF 1977 Trustees’ Society

Robert J. Vaudreuil z

President’s Silver Circle Charles W. Gregory III

Amasa Nichols Society

F. Patrick Clarke George E. deRedon z David P. McKeon

Academy Associates John R. Calcagni Jr. Ronald P. Carlson z James E. Mahar

Academy Associates Marc P. Dupuis z Brian J. Fitzgibbons z Thomas P. Gajewski Kevin M. Hackett u Donald A. Henderson Jr. u Richard E. McCowan Sam S. Pappas Raymond H. Prunier James F. Richinick Judith M. Sarkisian u Frederick P. Tiberii u

CLASS OF 1979

President’s Silver Circle

Hilltoppers’ Club

Charlene M. French u Thomas S. Lodge u Arlene S. Maack

Supporters

Timothy P. Garrison u Gary S. Guglielmello u Stephen F. Wentzell z

Peter D. Deary Michael Keefe u James B. Ryder

Anthony S. Kusek u Michael K. Malone Fred S. Mezynski z David A. Zalewski u

CLASS OF 1978 Scholars’ Society Martin J. Power u

Trustees’ Society

Robert E. Stansky u

President’s Silver Circle

Terence M. Farrell Gregory Laboissonniere William F. O’Connell Jr. u Thomas G. Sleasman u

Amasa Nichols Society Academy Associates Malcolm C. Allen Jr. u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Kenneth S. Baker u John T. Barton Jr. Mary Ellen Bronner Michael A. Downing Matthew V. Kennedy Jr. Robert R. Nault u David M. Parkinson u Stephen J. Stagliano u John B. Szugda Michael W. Young

z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

Daniel J. Perron u Michael J. Vendetti u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Steven E. Antos u Mark A. Cleverdon Todd J. DaCosta u Joseph C. Kubiak Jr. Carol A. Roy Van D. Thomas u

Supporters

Charles F. Bechert Jeffrey M. Burnett Matthew C. Corcoran u George K. Haddad John R. Kleminich Michael W. Mastricola u James P. McCarthy Olga Pappas u Joseph Pastore u Dominic J. Pingitore Jr. u

CLASS OF 1982

Academy Associates Allen W. Dillaire z

Hilltoppers’ Club

Peter A. Boltruczyk u William F. Bouvier z Kimberly A. Cleverdon Bruce W. Dillaire u Ellen M. Duggan u James M. Graham Randy L. Heitin u Michael D. Palmer Mary A. Shaw Rick Stimets u

Supporters

Sandra L. Crory u Richard H. Dodakian z


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Paul E. Fitzpatrick Linda J. Freitas u James M. Gleason u Dean J. Largesse u Janis L. Largesse u Nancy A. Meloni u Alan R. Mrazik Christopher E. Pecce Deborah C. Sherman u Paul J. Stansky Janet E. Stoica

Patricia M. Motyka u Norma L. Pauli Paul F. Sczepanski u Stephen W. Toben Nyree G. Valdes u

Scholars’ Society

Paul G. Wigglesworth

CLASS OF 1983 Donna Becker z Randall V. Becker z

President’s Silver Circle Paul A. Gaffney

Academy Associates Thomas C. Baker z Todd M. Zeidenberg

Hilltoppers’ Club

John H. Allen Theodore J. Dumas u Debra L. Goldberg Beverly M. Milano

Supporters

Jeffrey M. Bercume Nancy J. Hillis Bruce R. Johnson Ronald P. Laliberty William J. Niedziela u George F. Soderberg II Catherine A. Stagis

CLASS OF 1984

Academy Associates

Lisa C. Chesson-Baker z

Hilltoppers’ Club

Bruce S. Dodge z Charles F. Estaphan z Andrew G. Faust Robert A. Hoey z Valerie A. Housser Stephen R. Lemieux Richard C. Mikolajczak Robert E. Pierce u Jeffrey L. Pollier Priscilla A. Rooney Lisa M. Scott Gayle P. Teixeira u Dawn M. Vayo

Supporters

W. Brian Capshaw u David T. Claprood Rosemary Mamakos Michael S. Pantos Steven M. Shiner Jean S. Tkacik-Parent

CLASS OF 1985

President’s Silver Circle Alice C. Belden u

Academy Associates Robert C. DeRubeis u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Dennis F. Bruning Salvatore A. Esposito u Lia M. Imhoff William L. Steglitz

Supporters

Franklin G. Boisvere Jr. Kathleen E. Claprood Lawrence J. Kerwin III u Barry L. Kromer

CLASS OF 1986 Trustees’ Society David G. Bedard u

Amasa Nichols Society Richard W. Anderson u

Academy Associates Hilltoppers’ Club

Robert J. Amico u Lawrence A. Bassett Laurence B. King u Cheryl A. Kopas u David W. Lofgren Heather M. Lofgren Kelly A. Marcimo Andrew Michienzi Diane M. Page z Hugo Pagliccia III u Maureen T. Shields z

Supporters

Andrea L. Aiello David D. Barlar Amy L. Bartram u Kenneth P. Bergeron Jr. u Jeremy B. Coullard z Marybeth S. Hood u Steven R. Moran Anne-Marie A. Moulin z Brian E. Zippin

CLASS OF 1987 Trustees’ Society Ellen J. Bedard u

President’s Silver Circle Michael A. Lukasek u

Academy Associates

James C. Brown u Robert D. Conrad u William J. Guilmart Jr. Sharron R. McCarthy

Hilltoppers’ Club

Hollis F. Carroll Theresa E. Haggerty u Craig S. Johnston u Paul L. Pomerleau Jr. u Janet M. Wornham u

Supporters

Cathy A. Bates Cynthia A. Begin Paul F. Foley Sheila J. Kusek u Cheryl A. Milas u Patricia A. Sanchioni u

CLASS OF 1988

President’s Silver Circle Patrick B. Holland

Amasa Nichols Society Susan M. Duhamel u

Academy Associates Scott A. Jeamel u Peter J. Rowden u Christine M. Wrobel

Hilltoppers’ Club

Paul M. Carroll Jr. Wayne M. Correia Michael J. DeBlieux u David L. Ivanovich Jr.

Top 5 Classes Dollars Raised: Class of Class of Class of Class of Class of

’66 ’72 ’81 ’69 ’80

$407,519 $259,975 $229,535 $224,041 $202,290

Class of Class of Class of Class of Class of

’50 ’63 ’62 ’69 ’65

52% 42% 40% 37% 34%

Participation: *

* Classes with 50 or more alumni of record

Darlene J. Szkutak Eric A. Tashlein u

Supporters

Jocelyn L. Bouvier z Patricia L. Burdick Jean M. Kirby Timothy J. Kirby Laura C. LaBrack Amanda M. Nestor Marie M. Shepherd Stephen D. Westerlind u James Wissler

CLASS OF 1989

President’s Silver Circle Judith Keyser

Amasa Nichols Society John E. Mannila Robert E. O’Connell III u

Academy Associates Joseph A. Coderre u William M. Lavin u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Lisa J. Devine z Thomas A. Devine z Steven C. Gallo Kyle C. Haggerty u David L. Kirchthurn Jan A. Kopas u Kevin P. LaBonville Patricia A. Lyons-Gallo Stephen C. Morris u Martha Plotczyk u Elizabeth A. Rynda

Supporters

Karen E. Belton Christine B. Dunphy Michael P. Knych Lisa A. Montigny u Dennis G. Schremser Gary M. Shultz Wayne F. Tirrell

CLASS OF 1990 Trustees’ Society Jeff R. Johnson u

Amasa Nichols Society Peter V. Caruso Sherry E. Engh u

Academy Associates Brenda M. Bianculli Carl A. Conlon

Hilltoppers’ Club Dawn I. Carlo Francis J. Carlo David C. Kane

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John E. Love Peter T. Nightingale Robert J. Russell Andrew R. Schilke

Supporters

Lata A. Banavali Virginia M. Carmignani z Joseph M. Casper Thomas B. Hardy Janet J. Laroche P. Richard Wall

CLASS OF 1991

President’s Silver Circle Lorna D. Stearns u

Amasa Nichols Society Kenneth R. Snell u

Academy Associates David G. Butler u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Richard F. Bernier Patricia J. Cantara Christopher E. Girardin u Alexander K. Kirk Heather S. Mahall Joseph P. Raposa u

Supporters

Anthony W. Aiello Leslie A. Bailey Carolyn R. Burnham Sylvia I. Gaumond Paul R. Hebert Jr. Thomas M. McFaden Gregory B. Meikle Evelyn Pappas

CLASS OF 1992

President’s Silver Circle

Christopher W. McCarthy u Kim M. McCarthy u Paul J. Washburn Jr.

Hilltoppers’ Club

Christopher S. Cox Keith T. Hofbeck William E. Horn Jr. Sarah R. Mitchell John G. O’Connell u

Supporters

Robert J. Bergantino Carolyn J. Burke u Denis E. Casaubon u Rebecca A. Coffin u Dale L. Gurek u Shannon D. Gurek u Thomas W. Kane Lisa M. Larson u Lucinda A. Renaud Dale H. Weaver Clifford D. Whynott Jr. u Donna M. Whynott u

CLASS OF 1993

Academy Associates

Lisa P. Cone Mark A. Reino

Hilltoppers’ Club

Leslie M. Doody Mark A. French Scott J. Quinn Cecile L. Steglitz Kathleen B. Turgeon

Supporters

Deborah L. Farrell u Erik C. Godaire u Judy A. Goguen

Tribute Gifts

Nichols College received gifts in honor/memory of these individuals and named funds:

Jimmy Gahan Charitable Foundation Kristy M. Cullivan Sierra Luis C. Sierra In Memory of Philip C. Gould ’42 Donald E. Schafer Barry D. Hogan ’67 Endowed Scholarship Barry D. Hogan Edwin Hubbard Faculty Scholarship Andrea C. Becker Thomas K. Duncan Patricia A. Hertzfeld Alan J. Reinhardt Thomas G. Smith Professor John Katori/Class of 1955 Scholarship Sherry E. Engh Pete Engh Kristina L. Katori Robert H. Kemp Gregory Pogue John A. Ritacco Jesse J. Rulli David C. Weyant Kuppenheimer Scholarship Robert B. Kuppenheimer Massachusetts Association of Accountants Patricia A. Hertzfeld McClutchy Family Scholarship John H. McClutchy Jr. In Memory of Leonard P. Nadeau ’70 Richard G. Merrill In Memory of Ronald Noyes ’65 Melissa A. Noyes In Memory of Francis D. Shanahan ’49 Elizabeth Shanahan In Honor of Natalie (Lavin) Soffen ’04 Arthur A. Ristau Jr. Robert Vaudreuil Annual Scholarship Robert J. Vaudreuil Dr. Daniel Van Leuvan Scholarship Alan J. Reinhardt In Honor of Coach Michael J. Vendetti Robert L. Ansalone Richard L. Boynton Jr. In Memory of Jackie Zangler Robert M. Zangler III *

Barbara A. Larson z Holly L. Madsen u Robert T. Manning Joan M. Meagher z Colleen M. Menis u David S. Merzon

CLASS OF 1995

President’s Silver Circle

William G. Blasius Jr. Clifford A. Livernois u Scott S. Sullivan u

In Honor of the Class of 1941 Jeanne P. Vanderveer Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship Robert Q. Benowitz Edward A. Hunt Jr. Davies Tainter Jr. Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship Elliot M. Altman DDS Anonymous Grayson E. Brown George S. Butler Donald Claprood Andrew M. Fisher David W. Fleming Cecil M. Gabbett III H. Logan Page III J. Arthur Rizy Jr. Allen J. Scherer Jr. Kent Tarrant Walter Urtz Professor Keith Corkum Endowed Scholarship in Economics Thomas R. Cafaro Delta Mu Delta Scholarship Patricia A. Hertzfeld In Honor of Professor Larry Downs John B. Dirlam In Honor of President Susan West Engelkemeyer William Glavin Robert H. Kemp David P. McKeon Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Faucher Family Endowed Scholarship Raymond P. Faucher In Honor of Gerald Fels ’66 John M. Hills Robert B. Kuppenheimer William C. Pieczynski Fels Community Outreach Initiative Gerald and Marilyn Fels Fuller Scholarship George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Fdn. James C. Gahan IV Scholarship Thomas R. Cafaro

CLASS OF 1994

Tammy A. Cardillo Wolf u

Academy Associates Ann Murphy-Amato

Hilltoppers’ Club

Cheryl M. Fredericks

Supporters

Michael J. Bourget Carol A. Clouthier u Jennifer A. Merzon Christopher E. Starczewski Jude A. Tomasino Daniel E. Wisniewski u

z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

Academy Associates Christopher M. Caron

Hilltoppers’ Club

Heather M. Mullin u

Supporters

CLASS OF 1996

President’s Silver Circle Andrea C. Becker u

Academy Associates Hilary L. Doncaster u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Kevin J. Fournier u Robert C. Vayo

Supporters

Nancy M. Beaulieu Michael J. Cote Michael Fitzgerald


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Audra Gouin u Tammy M. Grieco Cheryl A. Knowles u Levon W. Knowles u Lee Ann M. Kozlowski

CLASS OF 1997

Academy Associates Jon D. Anderson u Robert E. McKenna u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Jessica L. Blackerby Irmine M. Farmerie Anthony J. Laganelli Ronald S. Liston David J. Sokolnicki

Supporters

Mary Ellen A. Bohdiewicz u Diane B. Chaves Rhonda L. Gething Jessica F. McDermott Pablo J. Molina Andrew J. Tivnan

CLASS OF 1998 Trustees’ Society Alan S. Peppel

President’s Silver Circle

R. Joseph Salois Mark A. Sweeney u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Kristina L. Katori Brian E. Miller Craig L. Pariseau Jason M. Sardilli Gaelyn D. Sibbald-Hastings Brooke E. Sokolnicki

Supporters

Jane E. Brewer Anne C. Ethier u Glenn F. Racicot Robert E. White Jr. u Stuart D. Williamson u

CLASS OF 1999

President’s Silver Circle Holly M. Munce u Robbie P. Munce u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Dennis P. Cobb Jr. Harold C. Greenlaw Alice V. Miller

Supporters

Lisa M. Antonson Scott A. Antonson Vincent S. Salamon

CLASS OF 2000

President’s Silver Circle Christopher G. Langlois u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Maureen C. Moore

Supporters

Lisa N. Blackwell Kristy M. Cullivan Sierra Cynthia E. Curtis Edward F. Manion Jr. u Steven T. Taylor

CLASS OF 2001

Academy Associates

Ronald J. Brown Jr. Kelly D. RothKugel u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Barry C. Cringan u

Debra M. Harmon u Joan E. Hawkins

Supporters

Jason M. Conquest Gary D. Fountain David J. Twiss Stephanie A. Zaccaria-Clune

CLASS OF 2002 Hilltoppers’ Club

Sean P. Butler Thomas W. Gorski III u Kevin G. Johnson u Arlette M. Lynch

Supporters

Paul J. Karam u Lisa A. Kimball Heather Pike Joseph B. Shea

CLASS OF 2003 Hilltoppers’ Club

Brian E. Butler Tracy A. Clark Amy G. Johnson James N. Zappola

Supporters

Sherry R. Conquest Albert A. DiDomizio u Kathryn M. Ewen u Sandra M. Giroux u Kevin M. McCarthy

CLASS OF 2004

President’s Society Now Kay M. Young

Supporters

Keith R. Robichaud u

CLASS OF 2005 Hilltoppers’ Club

Kerry M. Barnes u Glenn D. Hand

Supporters

Kyle M. Castro Nicholas S. Lynch Diane M. Obrycki

CLASS OF 2006

President’s Society Now Jonathan M. Birtwell

Hilltoppers’ Club

Gerald W. Buono III Jason E. Dekow James C. Dunne

Supporters

Brendan M. Hall u Gregory D. Johnson

CLASS OF 2007 Hilltoppers’ Club

Christin C. Evangelista-Adams

Supporters

Supporters

Ronald O. Powers III

CLASS OF 2009

President’s Society Now Justin R. Dolan Leonard K. Harmon u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Joshua F. Harris Jonathan A. Snediker

Supporters

Thomas F. Bozek Terrence M. Mayrose Diane J. Perry u Luis C. Sierra

CLASS OF 2010

President’s Society Now Kevin J. Pittz

Hilltoppers’ Club Lisa J. Campbell Kate F. O’Hara

Supporters

Brittny L. Chiasson Brandt Genga Betin Robichaud u John A. Sielawa Shane W. Woodward

CLASS OF 2011

President’s Society Now Cynthia L. Brown

Hilltoppers’ Club

Brianne S. Callahan

Supporters

Nora B. Cavic Ryan A. Vaillancourt

STUDENTS Supporters

Daryn Anel Robby Binnal John Blaus Edward Cane Dan Deluca Guy Deplacido Louis Educate Megan Gerein Christopher J. Gularte Thomas Haggerty Autumn Hicks Patrick Hoey David T. Lamb Stephen Mack Mikey Ricci Taylor Ross Zachary Ross Michael G. Schiavone Sarah Stoddard Dustin S. Timm Dylan T. Woodring

Other Donors

Kristine V. Bird Robert S. MacCallum Whitney C. Shillieto Lori A. Smith

CORPORATIONS

President’s Society Now

New York Life Wells Fargo

CLASS OF 2008

Christopher R. Marquis

Hilltoppers’ Club

Kristen M. Harmon David A. Kemah Nicholas T. Unger Stephen J. Van Loan

This report reflects gifts to Nichols College from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.

Trustees’ Society Affinity Group

President’s Green Circle President’s Gold Circle Fabrico IBM u Nuveen Investments State Farm Co. z

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President’s Silver Circle

ChevronTexaco u FM Global u Hanover Insurance Co. u The Hartford Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates

Amasa Nichols Society

Corning Inc. Eagle Cleaning Corp. LeBlanc Oil LLC Liberty Movers Inc Microsoft u Morgan Stanley Smith Barney The Prudential u

Academy Associates

A H Schreiber Co. Inc. Bank of America u Chubb & Son Inc. Follett ING u Insurance Services Office Inc. Pearson Rogers Corp.

Hilltoppers’ Club

Alliance Data American Optical Co. CA Technologies Inc. Consolidated Edison Co. of NY Dudley House of Pizza Fidelity Investments u Gilbane Building Co. Mass Mutual Raytheon Co. u Thompson House of Pizza Unum u Verizon

Supporters

Aetna Astoria Federal Savings Benjamin Moore & Co. C. Allen Realty Inc. GE Hospira J & S Blue Inc. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Marty’s of Dudley National Grid u RESolutionsTECH Inc. Saint-Gobain Corp. u Scanlon Funeral Service Inc.

FACULTY / STAFF

President’s Gold Circle Richard W. Scheffler z

President’s Silver Circle

Andrea C. Becker u Kevin F. Brassard u Thomas R. Cafaro u Susan W. Engelkemeyer Patricia A. Hertzfeld u Richard L. Hilliard u Alan J. Reinhardt u

President’s Society Now

Cynthia L. Brown Justin R. Dolan Leonard K. Harmon u Kay M. Young

Amasa Nichols Society

William L. Boffi Peter M. Engh u Sherry E. Engh u Robert LaVigne u William C. Pieczynski u Charlyn A. Robert u Edward J. Socha Michael Stanton

Academy Associates

Robert Grammer Edward J. Kolek Jr. u Cynthia J. Lafortune u Timothy J. Liptrap u Brian T. McCoy u Katherine C. Poplawski u Thomas G. Smith u Richard Woods u

Hilltoppers’ Club

John A. Armstrong u Kerry M. Barnes u Marcia A. Behrens Craig Brady Brianne S. Callahan Lisa J. Campbell Lisa M. Cobb Colleen M. Colles u E. Bates Craver u Rayanne Drouin u Thomas K. Duncan u Christopher E. Girardin u Jeffrey A. Halprin u Patricia B. Korch u William R. Lasher u Lynn Looby Blanche M. Milligan Libba G. Moore u Mark Naigles Joanne P. Newcombe Evelyn Nieszczezewski Louise Nordstrom u Jason A. Price Edward J. Romano u Donald Sandstrom Dawn C. Sherman u Pauline Sroczynski William L. Steglitz Leonard F. Suprise Darlene J. Szkutak Mary A. Trottier u Susan D. Veshi u Edward G. Warren u Sarajane Warren u Luanne V. Westerling

Supporters

Cheryl Alderman Jacqueline A. Baker Richard Bird Pamela J. Boggio Leslie H. Brooks u Paul O. Brower Nora B. Cavic Cathy Champagne Andrew B. Craver James D. Douglas u Lawrence D. Downs u Julie Errico Jay Giroux u Diane D. Guillen Liz Horgan Christine G. Jankowski u Dora L. Kac u Kenneth M. Lapan Louis F. LoBue Patricia M. Motyka u Paul J. Perry Kathleen M. Piniarski u Ronald O. Powers III Emily Reardon Betin Robichaud u Kathy M. Sandstrom u Diane M. Sarasin Joseph B. Shea Lori A. Smith Lauria E. Tiberii u Cynthia C. Williams u

z Donor to Nichols College for 20 or more consecutive years u Donor to Nichols College for 5 or more consecutive years

FOUNDATIONS Scholars’ Society

George I. Alden Trust Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Fdn. z Ayco Charitable Gift Fund u Boston Fdn. u Community Fdn. of Western Mass. Joshua Green Fdn. Inc. u

Trustees’ Society

Dirlam Charitable Trust Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund u George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Fdn. z Hyde/Dexter-Russell Charitable Fdn. u

President’s Green Circle

R.F. Dorsey Charitable Fdn. Webster Five Fdn. u

President’s Silver Circle

Jimmy Gahan Charitable Fdn. u

Amasa Nichols Society Flagg Fdn. Inc.

Academy Associates

Alfred Marshall Fdn. Comer Family Fdn. Schwab Charitable Fund

FRIENDS

Scholars’ Society

Estate of Harry F. Evarts Arthur J. Remillard

Trustees’ Society

John B. Dirlam u Richard B. Hardy z

President’s Gold Circle Constantine Alexander u Charles Zabriskie Jr. u

President’s Silver Circle Jane T. Birckhead u Janet Bullard William Glavin Robert E. Miller PhD u Suryakant M. Patel MD u Jeanne P. Vanderveer

Amasa Nichols Society Ronald W. Strootman

Academy Associates Melissa A. Noyes Elizabeth Shanahan Joan Vendetti * u

Hilltoppers’ Club

Richard M. and Marie Angers u Anonymous Bruce S. Baker Richard F. Brown u Roger F. Carney Edward Clarke Carol Ann Eaton Michael Ferreirs Zachary G. Gianaris Robert and Catherine Guyette u Emmette G. Jackson Jr. Kenneth Korch Louise Kurposka u Arnold L. Moore Franklin T. Olive Jr. George Shuster Lynn A. Siekierski Susan K. Tellier u United Way of Rhode Island Paul M. Veshi u

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David S. Bayer Robert Bazydlo Robert L. Belter Lucinda Benoit Roger Berthiaume Frank G. Bovenzi Douglas E. Bryer Jean Chlapowski Barbara A. Cobb Tim Cochran Kathleen Collins Norman Czyzewski u Buck R. Dempsey Barbara A. Deslauriers Aline M. Douillette Omer and Jacqueline Duval J. P. Gillmeister Sherrill D. Grant Nicholas P. Grieco Jr. Michele L. Grzyb Stanley Grzyb Theresa A. Gwozdz Sandra Henrard Lois M. Hucksam June S. Ingram Theresa A. Jankowski u Daniel E. Johnson Helen Johnson u Judith D. Kingsbury u Gerard Kunkel Leonard Kuzawa Wayne R. Lawson u Leocadia Lewandowski u Roland P. Malboeuf Margaret Marrier u Margaret H. Martin William J. Meservey Stephen Nawrocki Marlene Plaza u William F. Popek u Joseph Y. Proulx Neil Raldu Andre J. Robinson Carol Rukat Helen Rukat Ronald R. Rumrill Edward L. Rutkowski u Leonard Spooner u Charles and Norma Sroczenski Connie E. Stahl Stacie T. Sujdak Timothy J. Sullivan Edward Wisniewski David Zdrok u

PARENTS

Scholars’ Society

Charles A. Petrillo u

President’s Green Circle Mrs. Herman Becker u

Gift Clubs

President’s Gold Circle Dante H. Sorrenti

President’s Silver Circle

Marc D. and Andrea Becker u Oliver W. Birckhead Jr. * u Thomas R. Cafaro u Keith A. O’Hara u David W. Rodgers Elizabeth Sorenson John F. White z

Amasa Nichols Society Ken LeBlanc

Academy Associates Thomas H. Flaherty Cynthia J. Lafortune u Thomas J. Walsh

Hilltoppers’ Club

Charles J. Atchue Robert L. Colombo James C. Dunne William L. Ewen Alexander M. Gottfried Sr. Jeffrey P. Gould Kyle C. and Theresa Haggerty u Debra M. Harmon u Robert A. Hoey z Roger P. Holden z Rene T. Langevin Lynn Looby James E. Robinson Raymond Rush Dawn C. Sherman u William L. and Cecile Steglitz Rick Stimets u

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Leslie H. Brooks u Mr. and Mrs. J. Allan Cecil II Thomas W. Finnegan Barbara A. Larson z Gary W. MacElveen Kevin M. McCarthy Lee A. McNelly z Kathleen Sartell David Schell Dennis G. Schremser Linda Sleeper Peter K. Smyrl u

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Constantine Alexander Joseph T. Bartulis Jr. Randall V. Becker ’83 MBA’96 David G. Bedard ’86 Jane T. Birckhead

Scholars’ Society Gifts of $25,000 or more Trustees’ Society Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 President’s Society Green Circle Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Gold Circle Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Silver Circle Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 President’s Society Now Graduates of the Last Decade Amasa Nichols Society Academy Associates Hilltoppers’ Club Supporters

Classes of 2003–2007: $500 Classes of 2008–2012: $250 Gifts of $500 to $999 Gifts of $250 to $499 Gifts of $100 to $249 Gifts of $1 to $99

James W. Coghlin Sr. ’67 John H. Davis ’72 Robert F. Dorsey ’73 Susan West Engelkemeyer, PhD Asuman Goksel David G. Hale ’75 Thomas J. Hall ’69 Kurt Harrington ’74 Robert B. Kuppenheimer ’69 John H. McClutchy Jr. ’72, Chair Robert E. Miller, PhD Senator Richard T. Moore Thomas H. Niles ’63 Alan S. Peppel MBA ’98 Martin J. Power ’78 Kent Tarrant ’57 Robert J. Vaudreuil ’77

TRUSTEE EMERITI

Howard K.O. Chong, Jr. ’64 John B. Dirlam Gerald Fels ’66 Richard H. Hardy David F. Lombard ’65

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Mark B. Alexander ’72 Wayne J. Archambo ’81 Ted Avlas ’73 Bruce R. Barton ’67 R. Donald Bean ’91 Alice C. Belden ’85 MBA ’92 Jonathan D. Blake ’69 Leslie H. Brooks Joseph J. Carlone Peter V. Caruso ’90 Eugene P. Cenci ’63 Bradford C. Child ’70 William P. Daly Jr. ’94 Henri M. David Jr. ’64 Stephen A. Davis ’80, Co-Chair John B. Dirlam Edward A. Dixon ’80 Edwin B. Donahue ’72 David W. Fleming ’57 Brian P. Foley ’75 Charlene M. French ’79 David A. French ’76 Lew P. Gelman ’65 Jeffrey P. Gould ’68 Samuel R. Haines ’73 Richard B. Hardy Jean D. Jones Harger John M. Harrison ’68 Raymond W. Hencir ’67 Patrick B. Holland ’88 Henry Howard II ’69 Brad S. Hvolbeck ’63 Jeff R. Johnson ’90 Francis B. Keefe ’73 James W. Kerley ’69 Rosalie P. Lawless Thomas S. Lodge ’79 David F. Lombard ’65, Co-Chair Francis J. Lovell ’71 Michael A. Lukasek ’87 John D. MacPhail ’65 Timothy E. Madden ’95 Leo V. Marshall ’59 Christopher W. McCarthy ’92 Lee A. McNelly ’69 Patrick Mullane Robbie P. Munce ’99 MBA ’01 Keith A. O’Hara Philip Pettinelli ’71 J. Arthur Rizy Jr. ’57 Alvah O. Rock ’63 Lloyd M. Roth ’56 R. Joseph Salois ’98

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George Shuster Kenneth R. Snell ’91 Juan M. Velutini ’84 Michael J. Vendetti ’81 George E. Vogel ’67 Henry B. Wainer ’72 Robert N. Weibel ’88 John F. White ’71 MBA ’79 Tammy A. Cardillo Wolf ’94 Charles Zabriskie Jr.

ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mark Alexander ’72 Chip Bechert ’81 Brenda Bianculli ’90 Bill Collins ’74 Rick DeCrosta ’72 Christin Evangelista Adams ’07 Deb Goldberg ’83 Andy Higgins ’80 Steve Lemieux ’84 Arlette Lynch MBA ’02 Nick Lynch ’05 Rob MacCallum ’07 John Maffeo ’75 Kim McCarthy ’92 Robbie Munce ’99 MBA ’01 Paul Newman MBA ’01 Bill O’Connell ’78, President Christine Prunier ’06 Scott Quinn ’93 John Sielawa ’10 Dave Twiss ’01

CLASS SCRIBES

Stanley E. Finn ’48 Robert Risk ’50 Thomas W. Bartsch Jr. ’51 Arthur L. Fries ’56 Kent Tarrant ’57 Charles N. Howe ’62 Bruce I. Haslun ’63 Warren C. Bender ’64 Robert B. Kuppenheimer ’69 Mark Alexander ’72 Michael L. Donehey ’83 Rosemary (Cummings) Mamakos ’84 John P. Donahue ’85 Susan K. Zimonis ’86 Diane Bellerose Golas ’88 Donna (Koziak) Small ’91 Danielle (Sprague) Troiano ’94 Emily (Seiferman) Alves ’98 Andrea J. Sacco ’00 David J. Twiss ’01 Jillian (Hayes) Smerage ’03 Erica (Mello) Boulay ’06 Katelyn M. Vella ’10

CLASS AGENTS

Charles Jones ’43 Robert Blumberg ’49 Thomas Bartsch ’51 Francis Lemay ’53 Robert Benowitz ’54 Kent Tarrant ’57 John Turro ’62 William Keats ’63 John Hinchliffe ’64 Ronald LeClair ’64 Arthur Assad ’65 R. Towner Lapp ’66 Michael Runyon ’67 Henry Howard ’69 Francis Lovell ’71 Glenn Anderson ’73 William Collins ’74 Kelly Harris ’78 Barry Fowler ’79 Robert Hoey ’84 Franklin Boisvere ’85 Robert Conrad ’87 Lisa O’Meara ’91 Keith Hofbeck ’92 Sandra Barbar ’93 Sandra Desourdy ’94 Audra Gouin ’96 Michael Damici ’97 Holly Munce ’99 Robbie Munce ’99 Michelle Fasold ’03 Ibrahima Kourouma ’04 Melissa Jackson ’05

The Nichols College Office of Advancement works to ensure the accuracy of the Donor Honor Roll. If you note an error, please contact us at 866-622-4766 or nicholsfund@nichols.edu. Also, please let us know if you would like your name to be listed differently in future issues. Thank you.

Memorial Gifts

Nichols College received gifts to acknowledge the passing of this individual:

Joan Vendetti

Bruce S. Baker David S. Bayer Robert L. Belter Frank G. Bovenzi Brianne S. Callahan Paul L. Ceccarelli Jean Chlapowski James W. Coghlin Sr. E. Hunt Coracci E. Bates Craver John H. Davis George E. deRedon Philip B. Donnelly Carol Ann Eaton Peter M. and Sherry Engh Richard M. Ferraro Michael Ferreirs David and Susan Lombard Paul A. Gaffney Zachary G. Gianaris Thomas J. Hall William F. Holland Charles N. Howe Michael Keefe Matthew V. Kennedy Jr. Eugene J. Kerrigan Gerard Kunkel Gregory Laboissonniere Thomas A. LoRicco Robert P. MacPherson Jr. Margaret H. Martin William J. Meservey Peter P. Ostrokolowicz Sam S. and Evelyn Pappas Christopher E. Pecce Daniel J. Perron William C. Pieczynski Kathleen M. Piniarski Martin J. and Shelly Power Joseph Y. Proulx Alan J. Reinhardt David W. Rodgers Scanlon Funeral Service Inc. Richard W. Scheffler Thomas G. Smith Matthew A. Sparks Timothy J. Sullivan Joseph P. Tokarz William L. Wood Todd M. Zeidenberg


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A View from the Hill By Dr. Leslie H. Brooks, Professor Emeritus of Business Law

I have been at Nichols College for over 40 years – from when I started in 1966 to when the College admitted women in the ‘70s to the establishment of graduate programs, adult education and today’s online programs. In that time, I’ve taught generations of students. So, what was Nichols College like for the students of yesterday? Class began, on time, at 7:45 a.m., six days a week. Yes, Saturday morning, too. They ran for 50 minutes three times a week. Exams were given every week because a marking period took place once a month. There were quarterly exams, mid-term exams and final exams. Finals ran the first week after the Christmas break and the term did not end until January.

In the dormitories (residence halls today), quiet hours prevailed from 8–10 p.m. before lights out. No television or radio after 11 p.m. Students were responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Tuition was $950 a year for commuters and $2,100 when you added room, board, accident insurance, student activity fee, etc. (Forestry majors paid an additional charge of $280 for summer camp.) Resident freshmen were not permitted to bring a car to campus. In fact, no student with an academic average below 2.0 would be permitted the use of a car. A required sticker cost $5; for commuters, the cost was $1. In addition to teaching World Literature and four U.S.

History classes, I was a dormitory director of Daniels Hall, which housed 90 forestry majors, and I was an assistant football coach with Mike Vendetti. With the all-male college culture of the ’60s, sports was the center of college life. And, of course, we had hijinks of every kind: water balloons, snow ball fights between dormitories, painting the bison statue (ever wonder why the bison statue is in the dining hall instead of on the lawn?) and hiding beer cans in the dormitory ceiling panels. When women were admitted, all the rough-housing seem to come to an end. The boys came to their 7:45 class in respectable outfits, instead of in pajamas and a bathrobe. Quite a change in attitude for the better!

But even though the culture, the times, and the challenges have changed, Nichols students have not. My impression is that the Nichols students of yesteryear and today’s students are one and the same: solid, hardworking, intellectually curious and fun-loving individuals who will do well in the world. I only wish I had another 40 years to witness it, but I’m sure, 40 years from now, the Nichols student character will remain the same.

Academy stone, scholarships link Nichols to its past the generosity of Gerald and Marilyn Fels. To learn more about the scholarship program, visit www.greaterworcester.org or call 508-755-0980. Trustees of Nichols Academy

Each day, Nichols students on their way to the library pass a piece of history. The Nichols Academy sandstone block, which was the centerpiece in the tower of the Academy’s main building, is a reminder of how our story began, when Amasa Nichols founded the private secondary school in 1815. Academy Hall itself has a storied past. Built in 1881, it was the first of three structures given to the Academy by Hezekiah Conant (the Conant Library and observatory and Conant Hall

were the others.) In its early days, the building contained Academy Hall, the Assembly Room, recitation rooms, science labs, and the principal’s office. In 1896, a gym was added to the back. Between 1911 when the Academy stopped enrolling students and 1931 when Nichols Junior College began, the town of Dudley used the building as a junior high school and for community celebrations. For Nichols Junior College, it housed classes, academic activities and the library.

The original Nichols Academy brownstone sign was discovered by Ann Eaton several years ago in the garage behind Conant Hall, and the trustees worked to get it relocated to the south side of Academy Hall.

But Academy Hall is not the only thing that connects the College to its roots. The trustees of Nichols Academy (listed at right) have continued their association with Nichols and award scholarships to local students through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and

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Caroline Ayers, Vice President Suzanne Cabral Dr. James L. Conrad Jr. Benjamin Craver, President Gerald Deary Ann Eaton, Clerk Gerald Fels ’66, Treasurer Michael Hackenson ’76 David Horsley Michael Jarominski ’70 Rene Langevin ’62 Edward Ruggeri ’67 John Trull Rev. John White Dr. Edward Warren

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Friends, fun, and football were on the agenda for Homecoming 2012, where leaders were honored for service and professional and athletic achievements, the Class of 1962 became the newest Golden Bison, and banner-raising reunion classes paraded onto Vendetti Field for halftime recognition. On Homecoming Saturday, scores of alumni proudly displayed their Nichols colors and koozies on a picture perfect day to remember.

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HOMECOMING

Service, achievement and athleticism recognized at annual awards ceremony Young Alumnus Achievement Award Mark W. Grigsby ’68 (posthumous) While at Nichols, Grigsby served as manager and trainer of the baseball and basketball teams. As a sergeant in the U.S. Army, he was sent to Vietnam to serve with the Americal Division’s 196th Infantry Brigade near Chu Lai and was mortally wounded on August 18, 1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star with First Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Ken Thompson Alumni Service Award John D. MacPhail ’65 A senior executive advisor with extensive global experience, MacPhail enjoyed successful careers with JP Morgan Chase, Senn Delaney Consulting and Korn Ferry International, before forming Jack MacPhail LLC in New York City. He has served Nichols in many capacities, including as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors and as chair of the President’s Society.

Alumni Achievement Award William D. Fowler ’49 Fowler began his banking career in 1951 as a branch manager at Riverside Trust, and continued as founder and CEO of Rocky Hill Bank & Trust, and as executive vice president of Constitution National Bank. In 1974 he started his own company, Merchant’s Reporting Service, expanding from credit reporting to title searches, title insurance and real estate appraisals serving all of Connecticut.

Honorary Alumnus Award Professor Lawrence Downs

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Brian Cardoza ’03 | Basketball The starting point guard, Cardoza increased both his scoring average and his three-point field goal percentage in each of his four seasons at Nichols. As a senior, he reached double-figures in points in 21 of 25 contests, averaging a team-high 14.0 ppg, and graduated with 1,156 career points. He is ranked 16th all-time in scoring and is one of 23 student-athletes in program history to hit 1,000 points.

Charles “Wes” Gregory ’77 | Football Gregory was a linebacker who helped the Bison football program capture four New England Football Conference (NEFC) Championships (1973-76), including a program-record eight wins and a 7-1-1 mark in 1974 backed by a defense which notched 7 interceptions – one of which was returned 33 yards for a touchdown by Gregory. As a senior, he recorded a pair of interceptions to help the Bison equal the program record for wins and the third outright conference championship of his career.

Ed Perrotti ’95 | Men’s Ice Hockey As three-year captain, Perrotti racked up 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists) in 19 games as a freshman and tallied a career-high 44 points – including 24 goals – in just 24 games in 1992-93. He enters the Hall of Fame No. 3 in goals (66), No. 7 in points (121), and No. 16 in assists (55) in program history. He finished his career with an average of 1.42 points/game (85 career games).

Hall of Honor | 2002 Nichols College Women’s Soccer Team

Downs retired in the spring of 2012 after a 26-year career as a marketing professor at Nichols College. With more than 23 years of marketing experience at Fortune 100 companies at the vice-president level before he came to Nichols, Downs brought corporate marketing approaches and techniques into the classroom and introduced Harvard Business School cases to Nichols students.

The 2002 Nichols College women’s soccer team finished the regular season with a 10-7 record and a 9-4 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, which earned them the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament. Defeating Endicott in overtime, the team gave Nichols its second CCC Championship as well as its first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament. Led by head coach Chris Traina, the team was captained by Kristin Edgett and Nicole Pelletier.

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Cuthbert “Skip” Mills III reports that his wife, Mary Jane, passed away on April 27, 2008, of cancer.

Catching up with Bill Abel ’50

From mailroom worker to president of a company, Bill Abel ‘50 has been a rock in the insurance field for more than 35 years. When he started in the mailroom at Amica at age 14, he knew where he was headed. “I always had the intention of staying with Amica. Even at 14, I looked forward to working in a formal environment and traveling to work on the trolley in a suit and hat.” After graduating from college, Abel started full time with the company in 1952 as an adjustor and traveled on the road for 16 years. He eventually returned to the Providence office working his way up in executive positions until he became the president of Amica in 1968, following in the footsteps of his father. Abel was recognized by his colleagues in 1982 when he was listed in Who’s Who in Insurance. Throughout his career, he has lived by the motto, “Don’t tell anyone how to do something, tell them what you want them to do, and you’ll be amazed at their ingenuity.”

1940s 65th REUNION

Class Scribe: Stanley Finn 70 Franklin St. Northampton, MA 01060-2039 413-586-0886

Robert C. Luse, who has been treasurer of the Shenandoah Valley Travel Association for the past five years, was awarded the association’s Golden Hammer Award for service. He was also elected president of The Bed and Breakfasts of the Historic Shenandoah Valley for 20122013. John L. Sullivan lives in Florida for seven months and New Jersey for five each year.

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Class Scribe: Tom Bartsch 303 Archer Mead Williamsburg, VA 23185-6582 tbar23185@aol.com 60th REUNION

As Abel reflects back on his time at Nichols, he remembers his room on the first floor barracks-like room in the Black Tavern. However, his fondest memories of Nichols are the friends that he made. “We had the finest group of guys that I’ve been around all of my life. We got along exceptionally well,” he says. Each fall as he comes to homecoming to meet with old friends, he says, “It seems like it was just yesterday that I was back here on campus.” ~ Julie Errico

The 85-year-old has been married 47 years, has two daughters and four grandchildren and enjoys “golfing and staying vertical.”

1950s Class Scribe: Robert Risk 309 Conestoga Rd. Wayne, PA 19087-4009 610-688-8242 From the Class Scribe… It’s hard to believe our 62nd year of graduating from Nichols is here. Walt Peters, our “mayor,” wrote a letter regarding our anniversary, September 21 & 22, 2012. In the next issue, I’ll have more information on who was here at Nichols, along with photos. In helping Walt to con-

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nect with our old classmates, I had the pleasure of talking to some of my old friends, including Jack Budd (had surgery on an ear but is doing fine); Stan Jones (still sailing and playing golf, and has eye problems); Gary Dyer (86 and going strong – he was enjoying a beverage when we talked); Tom Hyland; Alden Ingraham (having leg problems but hanging tough); Milt Hallowell; Ray Hadley; Dick Kosse (had a recent stroke but coming along and playing bocce); Bill Loughran; Art Nielsen; Otis Vaughn (traveling in his RV from Arizona to Cleveland then Canada, then Nichols); Bill Abel; and Frank Wittland.

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Robert Kemp reports that everything is fine in central New York. He now has nine grandchildren (seven girls and two boys) spread across Seattle, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and central New York. Leslie H. Read, ambassador for the Cable Center and executive director of Cable Pioneers, has been awarded the Cable Lifetime Achievement Award by CableFAX. The CableFAX awards programs provide cable professionals the opportunity to showcase their best programs and initiatives of the year and salute outstanding performance by individuals.

Class Scribe: Arthur Fries 917 Jordan Ct. Nipomo, CA 93444-6625 949-673-7190 friesart@hotmail.com

Class Scribe: Kent Tarrant 45 Valley View Dr. P.O. Box 496 Hampden, MA 01036-0496 413-566-5130 kent100@charter.net 55th REUNION

Tony Sanchez writes: “Nichols was my introduction to the USA, the starting point of a long and


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final stay in this country. After graduating from Thunderbird ('64) and working for a multinational company, I was able to visit and work in various markets in Asia and Latin America.”

1960s Class Scribe: Charlie Howe May–September 212-22nd St. Surf City, NJ 08008-4926 charleskatehowe@gmail.com 609-494-5450 October–April 17468 Cornflower Ln. Punta Gorda, FL 33955 941-575-8150 From the Class Scribe… Wow! 50 years! By the time that you read this, we (you) will either be at Homecoming or sitting back at home thinking about how nice it was to reconnect with classmates that we haven't seen in years. Many of you will gaze in complete amazement when you look around the campus. We can also be proud of the fact that we have made some of this possible through our generosity in giving to the Nichols Fund and supporting other fundraising efforts. Thanks to many of you, our class has met one of the many challenges presented to us and can thank an anonymous donor for matching our gifts. On Friday evening of Homecoming Weekend, the Class of

’62 will be honored at a reception on campus. Thanks in advance to Rene Langevin, John Turro, Dick Makin and Brianne Callahan for their help in making contacts and organizing gatherings for homecoming. Note: To Bruce Haslun'63 and Warren Bender '64: Thanks for keeping us updated on the goings-on from your respective classes. You are all a big part of the mix. As Warren always reminds us, "And the Beat goes on." Kenneth Ingraham offers congratulations to Charlie Howe for a job well done as class scribe. 50th REUNION

Class Scribe: Bruce I. Haslun 16 Gilder Point Ct. Simpsonville, SC 29681 hashardt@att.net From the Class Scribe… In mid-April, Carol and I got down to our favorite southern coastal island (no, not Hilton Head) for a wonderfully relaxing week. We carefully made sure there were no school holidays during our stay and on some mornings for our twice daily beach walk, we literally had four or five miles of beach to ourselves. Jack and Teresa Lubbers had cocktails and lunch on our veranda to start that wonderful season we call spring here in the Carolinas. Carol and I hosted a Kentucky Derby Party for some neighbors.

We’d like to hear from you! Please send your news directly to your class scribe. If you do not have a class scribe, news may be forwarded to classnotes@nichols.edu. Digital images are preferred, but please do not crop them! The higher the resolution the better – 300 dpi (dots per inch). Digital images may be sent directly to: classnotes@nichols.edu. Prints may be sent to: Nichols College, Alumni Relations , P.O. Box 5000, Dudley, MA 01571

Bruce and Carol Haslun

Of course, being the South, all the ladies wore dazzling outfits for the May 5 event and even the men, with a single exception, turned out in hats. We took our first plunge in the swimming pool on May 26 (air temperature 86 and water 78). If it sounds as though this lifelong New York/New England Yankee has been very “Southern Comfortable,” the sound rings true. Ray Essig got in touch in July with an answer to the “Who are these people?!” Class of 1963 alumni contest. He reeled off, Ross Weale, Brad Hvolbeck, Don Kraft, Ray Essig, Gene Cenci, Ken Dierks, Don Armstrong, Rick Koener, Pete Brusman, and Bry Beeson. He wins first prize… A bottle of champagne delivered to his and Linda’s room during the 50th reunion. Ray was heading off the Cape while I was heading on at the time of this writing (August) so maybe next year we can time it better. Curt Stiles ’64, who is living in the New York Adirondacks near Lake Placid, wrote in July. After graduation he spent four and a half years serving America in the U.S. Marine Corps flying F4B Phantoms and was stationed in Chu Lai from October 1966 to November 1967 with a brief timeout in Iwakuni, Japan. He read the Nichols College Magazine profile on Art Tozzi and wondered if they might have covered some of the same ground and do I have an e-mail

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address? Of course I do…. I’m the class scribe! I have snail addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers. What ain’t I got? News! C’mon you guys. I’m getting desperate. Robert Falkenstein reports that he has been retired since January 2003, is an avid rock climber and hiker. He’s the grandfather of five boys (1–9 years), loves playing pool, and loves California.

Class Scribe: Warren Bender 3604 Kingsley Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC 29588-7714 843-492-6727 wbender@sc.rr.com From the Class Scribe… The article in the last magazine on Art Tozzi '63 was a great read. On behalf of the class of '64, Art, thanks for your service to the country. In fact, thanks to all Nichols alumni who served the good old USA. There were a few just in Goodell from our senior class. Last time I saw Toz was two years ago when he came from NC to have lunch with me, Bruce Siegal ’63, and the late John Katori ’55. John and Barbara got in touch with us on the way home from their Florida digs. So glad he did, as

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most likely from his hockey and lacrosse years at Nichols. His first granddaughter, Alexandra, is graduating from high school in Canton, Ohio, and will be playing lacrosse at Bucknell in Pennsylvania. He hopes to make a Nichols reunion.

Wear in the World...

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Class Scribe: Robert Kuppenheimer 4627 Tremont Ln. Corona del Mar, CA 92625-3130 bob.kuppenheimer@nuveen.com From the Class Scribe…

ment complete with a great popcorn machine. We are hoping the Marshalls will visit Nova Scotia next summer.”

Class Scribe: Mark Alexander markalexander68@yahoo.com Donn Bleau became a grandfather on July 13, 2012, when Meela Capri Bleau was born to his son, Jason, and wife, Tiffany. 40th REUNION

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1980s 30th REUNION

Class Scribe: Michael Donehey 508-376-5469 (phone) 509-376-5043 (fax) mdonehey@live.com

Bob Kuppenheimer ’69 (far right) displays his Nichols colors on a fishing outing with friends in southwestern Alaska in early August.

that was the last time I saw him before his sudden passing. I had the pleasure of an electronic Happy Father's Day card from Vinny Becker. Guess all is going well with him. I received an email from Dick Scheffler '63 giving me an update on the town of Webster. He said we'll not recognize the place when we come up for our 50th in 2014. Cranston Print Works and the whole block that housed Kerry's men's wear were taken down. I guess that includes Main Lunch. Hope Red's is still around for all the nutrients you need to help get through studying for finals, which I did at Lake "Chugg." Nice and quiet and easy to concentrate. I had a nice conversation with Dave Lombard ’65. We both remembered running into one another some 10–12 years ago and found out my wife, Lila, and I and he and Susan were going to the same place (Aruba). In fact, Lila and I were going to meet up with the Hoods, who had a timeshare there.

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A few of us had the pleasure of a visit from Brianne Callahan, director of alumni relations, including Bruce Siegal and Ron Schmitt '65, who was in the Forestry Program. Brianne brought us up to date on all the goings-on at Nichols and the changes since the three old guys at the table graduated or last visited the Hill. We also appreciated hearing updates on the improvements of Coach Mike Vendetti and James Conrad Jr. and discussing the shock of losing John "Coach" Katori so suddenly. There is no doubt that Bri loves her job as her enthusiasm for and knowledge of "Nicky" was truly evident. One of the things we discussed was trying to find a way to have an alumni reception at the beach as there seems to be many graduates in the Carolinas. "And the Beat Goes On" Donald G. March reports that he is recovering from knee surgery. He developed scar tissue

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Lee McNelly reports on the birth of his third grandson, Justin Xavier Barger, on July 28, 2012, while David Weyant sends news of his first grandson who, at 7 months in this picture, is wearing the vintage Nichols bib that his mother once wore.

1970s Willi J. Benoit reports that it was nice having the opportunity to meet our new president in Hartford in April and catching up with some old friends. He is glad he attended. Tom Hopkirk sends word of his recent travels: he and his wife, Gail, went on a driving trip to Ontario and then New England. Staying with Ron “Wally” Marshall and his wife, Carole, in Hampton, NH, he reports, “Wally has the world's best home theater in his base-

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Class Scribe: Rose (Cummings) Mamakos 3 Woodland Ave. Kingston, MA 02364-1029 mamcraz@comcast.net

Class Scribe: John P. Donahue 10 Corsham Dr. Medford, NJ 08055-8434 609-257-8191 jdonahue5@csc.com

Class Scribe: Susan Zimonis 18930 Misty Lake Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458 561-707-8781 susanzimonis@bellsouth.net

Robert D. Conrad opened up a new Conrad’s Restaurant in Walpole, MA. The other location is Norwood.


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Class Scribe: Diane Bellerose Golas 90 Lebanon St. Southbridge, MA 01550-1332 508-764-6077 spongedicat@aol.com

Barbara (Blanchette) Butler Weiss earned a master’s in educational leadership from Barry University. Thomas A. Schubert, who attended Nichols from 1976 to 1980, earned his Master of Science degree in computer science technology from Kentucky State University.

1990s Class Scribe: Donna Small 4905 Bay Harvest Ct. Clemmons, NC 27012-8245 336-712-1053 (home) 336-692-5157 (cell) dsmall9242000@yahoo.com

Catching up with Richelle Brown ’83

A native of Douglas, Mass., Richelle Brown graduated from Nichols College in 1983 with a concentration in accounting and received her MBA from Bentley College in 1999. She started her career in the tax accounting department at Thom McCann and spent nine and a half years there. “Thom McCann was a great place to begin my career journey because I had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the company,” she says. Her next stops were in upstate New York, working for Alliant Food Services and then Tomran, where she achieved her goal of becoming a controller of the Northeast Division. With a desire to move back closer to her family, Brown landed a position with West Coast Distributing in Malden, ultimately becoming the vice president of finance. Today, Brown is following her passion as owner and president of Pillar Profit Solutions, Inc., a business consulting company that opened its doors on July 24, 2010. Through her network connections, she has signed clients in diverse industries. “There are challenges in owning a company,” she

notes, “but there is also a tremendous reward, especially when I see my clients succeed.” Brown currently lives in Westminster, Mass., and sits on the Open Space, Master Plan, and Economic Planning committees. Also, she and her sister, Renee LaPointe, are in the process of opening an antique shop. “I believe Nichols gave me the foundation for building a successful career,” she says. “I am thankful for my time there.” ~ Dustin Timm ’13

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Class Scribe: Danielle Troiano 20 Stagecoach Rd. Leominster, MA 01453 508-845-6604 thedwoman@yahoo.com Jim Shepard was appointed director of the U.S. Software Asset Management Services organization for SoftwareONE, an award-winning global provider of software asset management and licensing solutions based in Stans, Switzerland. Jude Tomasino, assistant director of admissions for the Community College of Rhode Island, was elected vice president and conference chair for the New England Transfer Association (NETA).

Class Scribe Emily (Seiferman) Alves millie.176@hotmail.com

2000s Class Scribe: Andrea Sacco andrea.j.sacco@gmail.com

Class Scribe: David Twiss 978-979-7658 (cell) david.twiss14@gmail.com From the Class Scribe… Stephanie (Zaccaria) Clune received her Master of Science degree in education from Mercy College. Stephanie and her husband, John, reside in New York City.

Princess Ri'vair Tucker graduated with her MBA (finance) on May 5, 2012, from Post University in Waterbury, CT. 10th REUNION

Class Scribe: Jillian (Hayes) Smerage jnhayes80@gmail.com From the Class Scribe… Katie Bruno was married to Timothy Kiszely on July 14, 2012, at the Thompson Congregational Church in Thompson, CT, followed by a reception at Lord Thompson Manor. Katie says it was an absolutely beautiful day. Nichols grads in attendance were Kimberly Smith, Christopher Dubay and Danielle (Beach) Tisdell and her husband, Jeffrey Tisdell ’02. The

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Catching up with brothers

Jason Rush ’08 and Daniel Rush ’12 Jason Rush ’08 and Daniel Rush ’12 have something to shout about and have devised a new way to do it. The two were among almost 300 aspiring entrepreneurs in the 6th annual New Product Innovation Competition at Suffolk University, from which Jason earned his MBA in 2011, and won a $15,000 prize in the alumni division for developing ShoutBot, a new iPhone app. ShoutBot allows users to transmit voice messages much the same way as written messages can be sent via Twitter. “It’s a new form of social media that allows users to broadcast their voice,” says Dan. Instead of “tweets,” users of the new app issue “shouts.” “We figured that if you could actually say the message, and put some emotion into it,” it would appeal to prospective users, Dan continues. “I could say how my day was going or what it was like being stuck in traffic.” Or, he points out, users could act as citizen journalists, reporting in their own voices on events they witness. The brothers have submitted the app to Apple for review and approval and are busy pursuing other milestones in their plan of action, using some of their prize money along the way,

from hiring programmers to getting the necessary legal advice. “We’re trying to come up with new ways to make Shouts to specific groups rather than the general public,” Dan explains, adding that the functionality they plan to build would allow users to listen live to others by clicking on a red dot. The two will continue developing their product while holding down day jobs. “It’s just really cool seeing it all come together,” says Dan, who credits Nichols with laying the foundation on which he and his brother are building. “Nichols got me excited about business. The classes, the professors, everything about it just made me want to be an entrepreneur. My brother and I got the education, had the idea, and began to execute the way Nichols taught us.” ~ Ron Schachter

Class Scribe: Katelyn Vella katelyn.vella@yahoo.com From the Class Scribe… Alison M. Cornell MOL and Dave Cranshaw were married on April 21, 2012, at Holy Spirit Parish in Central Falls, RI. The Middletown, CT, residents enjoyed their honeymoon in Napa Valley. In February, she began working as an employment services manager at FAVARH, a non-profit organization in Canton, CT. Previously, she was an assistant supervisor at Horace Mann Educational Associates in Hudson, MA.

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Downey Insurance Group, a family company that his grandfather founded in 1928. He is very excited to reconnect with fellow grads in 2013 at our 10 year reunion. I heard from Amanda Fallows who is getting married November 3, 2012. She reports that Melanie Santos ’02 will be her maid of honor and her brother, Joseph Fusco III ’12, will be performing the ceremony. Amanda says she has two beautiful girls, aged 7 and 3, and is a project manager for UMass Memorial in Worcester. Amy Oman is pleased to announce the launch of her

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newest business venture, Amy Oman Photography, which officially opened in the winter of 2012. After graduating with her certificate from Boston University’s Center for Digital Arts in September 2011, Amy has been focusing her efforts on her true passion, photography.

Randolph Abraham was promoted from offensive coordinator to head football coach at Brighton High School, where he also serves as the dean of students.

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David A. Kemah MBA reports that he passed the CPA exams on May 2, 2012, and works as an internal auditor.

Terrence Mayrose was promoted from game day staff to inside sales representative with the New York Jets.

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Edward W. “Ted” Christopher ’41, of Wellesley, Mass., and Dunwoody, Ga., died April 21, 2012. A World War II naval aviator, he was a sales representative in the family business, Rust Craft Press, a greeting card company located in Dedham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, and leaves behind children, Susan C. Leist and her husband Robert, Edward III and his wife Olma, and David and his wife Alice; and five grandchildren. Samuel L. “Sam” Seward ’41, of Yarmouth Port, Mass., died June 30, 2012. Drafted during the Korean War, he was stationed at Fort Belvoir, W.Va., and assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers. He had a successful career as a shoe salesman, representing BF Goodrich (including the PF Flyer line), HH Brown, and Spalding. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen; six children, Barbara LoVellette and her husband Steve, Alice Campbell and her husband Craig, Samuel Jr. and his wife Kara, William and his wife Despina, Kathryn, Sara Mazzola and her husband Matthew; 15 grandchildren; and his brother, Charles. John M. McCullum ’50, of Augusta, Maine, died May 25, 2012. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph until his retirement in 1984. He was also an incorporator for many years at Kennebec Savings Bank. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ethlyne; and a sister, Mary Woodman. He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Ottie Jr. The Alumni Relations Office was notified of the death of Edward W. Stegemann ’50. No other information was available. Jesse M. Voutour, Sr. ’50, of Webster, Mass., died July 25, 2012. A World War II Navy veteran, he worked for the WymanGordon Co. in Grafton for 40 years. He leaves behind sons, Jeff, Jay, and Jesse; daughters, Dawn Christy and her husband Ian,

Judy Rana and her husband Nick; stepdaughter, Louise Chadbourne; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Theresa; a son, Jimmy; and a brother, Edward. Robert M. Zangler III ’50, of Upland, Calif., died Sept. 20, 2012. A veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, he worked as an area sales manager for Conwed Corp. for 25 years, retiring in 1989. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jackie, and a daughter, Linda, and is survived by daughters, Jeanne Pairman and Eileen Dix; son, John; sister, Elizabeth LaFreniere; seven grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. The Alumni Relations Office was notified of the death of John H. Flagg, Jr. ’51 of Stratham, N.H., on July 2, 2011. No other information was available. Peter C. Partiss ’54, of Fayetteville, N.C., died April 16, 2012. A Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, he served 23 years in the Army as a master sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Jean; children, Jeff and his wife Teresa, and Kristy Urbano; his sister, Pam Bizarro and her husband Joe; 13 stepchildren, Eileen Sherman and her husband Charlie, Paul Rittenhouse, Ruth Rittenhouse, Ellen Jenkins and her husband Terry, Mark Rittenhouse, Teresa Patton and her husband John, David Rittenhouse, Clare Foss and her husband Terry, Judith Smith and her husband Bill, Christine Born and her husband Brad, Sarah Taylor, and Abe Rittenhouse; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Susan Rittenhouse. George W. Zinsner ’57, Sarasota, Fla., and Rye, N.Y. , died May 31, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. He and his wife, Sherry, owned and operated Zinsner's Real Estate in Rye,

until he retired in 1989. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Michele and Brendon, and their families. Frederick C. Johnsen ’58, of Shrewsbury, Mass., died June 28, 2012. Johnsen served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a 25-year member of the New York Stock Exchange and retired with Wachovia Securities as a senior vice president and floor broker. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; and his daughter, Susan. Surviors are his son, Scott and his wife Meredith; his daughter, Linda and her husband John Naiman; and five grandchildren. Edmond S. “Ed” Millere, Jr. ’58, of Thomasville, Ga., died June 29, 2012. He was a territory manager at Lee's Carpet of Burlington Industries, retiring in 1988. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Nancy; sons, Mark and his wife Milissa, Edmond III and his wife Marcia, and Dale and his wife Jaime; daughter, Debra Griner; sisters, Nancy Gamber and Marilyn Walter; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Steven Griner. Joseph M. Lucarelli ’63, of Kearny, N.J., died July 12, 2012. He worked for his family's construction firm in West Long Branch, building hospitals, municipal buildings and schools in New Jersey and surrounding states. He leaves his wife, Rosanne; sons, Joseph and Lance; daughter, Rosanne Charisse; daughter-in-law, Tara; four grandsons; and siblings, Geraldine Westerland, Bruno, Anita McLean, and Anthony.

Kathleen, and Scott and his wife Mary Ellen; his son-in-law, Norman H. Anderson; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Jacqueline L. Anderson; and his sister, Constance Mard. Chris C. Fourkas ’85, of Worcester, Mass., died August 16, 2012. He owned and operated the family accounting business established by his late father, Charles, in 1946. He is survived by his mother, Thekla; and sisters, Linda Poulias and her husband John, and Diane Vandal and her husband David. Jonathan H. Drury ’86, of Chatham Township, N.J., died May 30, 2012. He started an investment firm with his brother and friend in Summit in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Marnie; sons, Henry and George, and siblings, David and Samantha Dowling. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Joann. Larry S. Burtchell ’89, of Cherry Valley, Mass., and The Villages, Fla., died Aug. 11, 2012. . He was employed by Norton Co. in Worcester, The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, and the City of Denton, Texas. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Susan; children, Jason, and his wife Sarah, Michelle and her husband Adam Spector; and three grandchildren.

Earl G. Randall, Jr. ’68, of Oxford, Mass., died May 1, 2012. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and worked as an accountant at Goff Kagen Accounting in Worcester, retiring in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; four children, Barbara and her husband Kenneth Dyier, Earl and his wife Dixie, Robert and his wife

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Your Success Is Our Business

Transformation through scholarship: Barry Hogan aids students like himself

Photo: Hollinger Photography

By Julie Errico

In his two years at Nichols, Barry Hogan was involved in intramural football and volleyball and was a member of the Society for the Advancement of Management, the Honors Society and the Dean’s List.

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Nichols College has a knack for transforming students to business leaders. Just ask Barry Hogan ’67. “When I came to Nichols, during my junior year, I had been a poor student academically. I had no direction. I learned more at Nichols than I did in the 14 preceding years,” he says. “My first academic successes were at Nichols.” Hogan says that the environment, the professors and the choice of courses helped motivate him to succeed, and he credits Nichols with giving him the tools that he still uses today in his business as the owner of Hogan and Herr, a real estate development company in Lititz, Penn. “To this day, my Nichols education benefits me both in business and social situations,” Hogan says. In addition to the business courses he took to satisfy a BSBA specializing in management, Hogan was impressed with his many liberal arts courses, which opened his eyes to “the history and arts of the world we live in.” It is this passion for Nichols and the education that he received that inspired Hogan to establish the Barry D. Hogan ’67 Endowed Scholarship with a generous donation of $100,000 to benefit students, like he, who want to turn their life around and have demonstrated the willingness to do so. The scholarship is awarded to a fulltime student in good standing who has clear plans and a strong desire to graduate from Nichols but who also may be facing a personal or financial obstacle to achieving his/her goal.

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“I recognize that this gift may make the difference between a student being able to attend college or not,” he says. He strongly believes in the transformative power of the Nichols education that can assist such a student today and in years to come. “From my own sense of gratification” notes Hogan, “I recognize that this gift of scholarship will carry on in the future, from annuity to perpetuity. That makes it a worthwhile investment.”

Stefany Mendez ’13, the first recipient of the Barry Hogan ’67 Endowed Scholarship, is grateful for the financial assistance which brings her “closer to the greatest achievement, attaining a college degree,” she says.


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