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Inspired Spaces Renewal project enhances Campus Quad page 6

A Mighty Oak Within New initiative helps students identify their greatest potential page 8

Answering the Call Innovative Rivier Success and Visionary Program advances nursing community leadership and diversity page 14

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6 INSPIRED SPACES Renewal project enhances Campus Quad 8 THE MIGHTY OAK WITHIN New initiative helps students identify their greatest potential 10 REMEMBER. RELIVE. REUNITE. Alumni reconnect and celebrate friendships, old and new, at Reunion Weekend 2016 14  ANSWERING THE CALL  Innovative Rivier Success and Visionary Project advances nursing community leadership and diversity

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16  FROM TEE TO GREEN  Rivier’s 19th Annual Golf Classic draws support of business community to benefit health and fitness programs 17 A RIVIER FIRST Smashers cricket team wins 2016 championship

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DEPARTMENTS 2 ALUMNI EVENTS 3 FOR THE RECORD 18 FACULTY PROFILE 20 ALUMNI PROFILE 22 MAKING NEWS 24 CLASS NOTES 27 STUDENT PROFILE

2015-2016 President’s Report of Donors Recognizing generous and loyal supporters page 28 Rivier University sincerely appreciates the support of our donor investors. Our 2015-2016 President’s Report of Donors is included in this issue and recognizes the many alumni and friends who have partnered with us to fulfill our mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.


From the President Dear Friends of Rivier, In this issue of Rivier Today, you will read of remarkable people doing remarkable things. Rivier faculty have launched full-force into grant writing. As a result, the University has received highly selective grants from the federal government, Endowment for Health, Hannaford Foundation, and the Council of Independent Colleges in collaboration with the Lilly Endowment. These grants have a common theme of mission-centric outreach as Rivier faculty and students create a 21stcentury workforce. In today’s hyper-media environment, first-year students had the opportunity to step back and reflectively consider their roles in the world through funding from the NetVUE grant. The Rivier ethos of service is also reflected as students reach out to medically underserved populations for biometric screenings and nutrition education. If you have visited the campus recently, you have seen firsthand the transformation of our Campus

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Quad. The Gateway Projects extended along South Main Street now connect Guild Hall, Trinity Hall, Adrienne Hall, and the Dion Center. This transformation elevates the Heritage Plaza with the sculpture of Blessed Anne Marie Rivier as a true crossroad of the campus. This has allowed us to reimagine the setting for community gatherings and outdoor events. Remarkable people include our many alumni and friends who contribute to the vitality of the Rivier educational experience. Our growing list of benefactors in the President’s Report of Donors is included in this issue. Your support is deeply appreciated and your contributions impact students beyond your imagination. The annual Alumni Reunion Weekend in September is always a highlight of the year. It is an opportunity to reconnect across the decades and to experience the excitement on campus generated by new academic programs and initiatives such as Global Scholars

and the Employment Promise Program. Rivier alumni are always welcomed in a special way, and I invite you to attend this year’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in December, participate in our mentoring program, and attend athletic events. Each fall reminds us of the energy of first-year students, faculty contributions that reach deep into the Greater Nashua community, the role of adult learners striving to excel in their professions, and the far-reaching impact of clinical experiences, practicums, and student teaching. As we continue to move forward, we embrace our heritage and the legacy created by those who have gone before us. Thank you for your valued contributions as a member of the Rivier community. Altiora et meliora. Sincerely, Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM President

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ALUMNI EVENTS Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017

Save the Date! September 23-24, 2017 Join us next fall to celebrate Alumni Reunion Weekend! All alumni are invited to campus for this annual weekend celebration. Special recognition will be given to alumni from the Reunion Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Invitations will be mailed to Reunion Classes, and a schedule of events will be published online at www.rivier.edu/reunion this spring.

Recognizing alumni distinction and achievement— nominations requested The Sister Madeleine of Jesus Award is presented each year at Alumni Reunion Weekend in honor of Rivier’s foundress. This lifetime achievement award is presented to an alumna or alumnus who has distinguished herself or himself through exceptional dedication to Rivier, outstanding service to his or her community and profession, and significant civic, professional, or humanitarian efforts. Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the service and careers of remarkable Rivier alumni; these awards include the Young Alumni Award, Outstanding Educator Award, Outstanding Nurse and Healthcare Leader Award, and the Outstanding Business Leader Award. For more information and nomination forms, please visit www.rivier.edu/ alumniawards.

A Call for Class Representatives Reunion Class Representatives assist the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations in spreading the word about Alumni Reunion Weekend to classmates and to encourage them to attend. If you are interested in volunteering as a Reunion Class Representative this year, please contact Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events Mary Bollinger at (603) 897-8521 or mbollinger@rivier.edu.

Alumni and community members invited to celebrate the Christmas season at tree lighting ceremony Join the Rivier University community as we celebrate the Christmas season with a tree lighting ceremony on December 6. This annual tradition will take place on the Chapel Quad between Madeleine Hall and Resurrection Chapel at 6 p.m. The event will feature a musical performance and children will enjoy a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Register online at www.rivier.edu/alumnievents.

Check out the 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend feature on page 10 and view photos online at www.rivier.edu/reunion.

Remember. Relive. Reunite. 2017 Golf Classic–Save the Date! 20th Annual Golf Classic Monday, September 25, 2017 Nashua Country Club

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For the RECORD Rivier awarded competitive $650,000 National Science Foundation STEM grant The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rivier’s biology department a five-year, $650,000 grant to support the education of young scientists. The grant will fund a pilot program titled ARGYLES (Attract, Retain and Graduate Young LifE Scientists) to engage biology majors as emergent scientists who will contribute to the vitality of the STEM workforce in the Northeast. This innovative program From left to right: Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President; Dr. Susan will provide four-year Barbaro, Associate Professor of Biology, Department Coordinator, and author of the NSF grant; and Dr. Douglas Howard, Vice President for Academic Affairs. scholarships, and signature learning and professional experiences, to academically talented students from lower-income families. Preference will be given to minority, female, and first-generation learners, who are currently underrepresented in the STEM disciplines, as a provision of the NSF grant. The program’s key components include summer field study, peer and faculty mentoring, community building, independent research proposals and projects, travel to scientific conferences, and workforce preparation. “In addition to supporting current STEM students, this national grant will also enable Rivier to expand a model for student engagement in other disciplines,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “The ARGYLES program offers four pillars of support: academic, financial, vocational, and communal. In addition, the focus on experiential learning will offer a hands-on educational experience and build diversity within the scientific community.” ARGYLES program objectives guide students from the campus to the community to their careers. These objectives include recruitment and enrollment of qualified students; building community within the cohort, and active participation in campus life and the Greater Nashua community; increased retention and graduation rates; and continuation to STEM graduate study or employment in their field within six months of graduation. “We’re excited for this opportunity to expand Rivier’s biology and biotech programs,” says Dr. Susan Barbaro, Associate Professor of Biology, Department Coordinator, and the grant’s author. “We have already established a partnership with faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo in Ontario as we plan for a community-building teaching trip next summer.” In addition to potential expansion to other Rivier academic departments, the program’s successes will be shared with peer institutions through conference presentations, news releases, and peer-reviewed journals to encourage program adoption at other colleges and universities.

Real-world experience. Community building. Global engagement.

Tew’s Falls on the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, Canada

ARGYLES participants will engage in a ten-day field experience with faculty, peer mentors, and other students from Rivier and the University of Waterloo to explore geological and environmental sites along the Niagara Escarpment in Canada. This region offers the opportunity for students to study geological and glacial features and fossils; observe the wide variety of habitats the Escarpment supports—more than 300 species of birds, 53 types of mammals, 36 species of amphibians and reptiles, 90 kinds of fish and more than 1,500 different plants; conduct water testing and examine issues related to fresh water; and to examine the Escarpment’s economic importance to the province of Ontario and the issues of balancing protection, conservation, and development.

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For the RECORD One Book, One Campus program engages campus community A tradition for the campus community and integral to the first-year student experience, the One Book, One Campus program engages students, faculty, and staff in a common reading experience. Each year a book is selected that responds to the questions “Who am I?” and “What is the world?” and addresses the University’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore was selected for this year’s program. The book is required summer reading for incoming students. It is integrated into the first two weeks of the Student Success: Campus to Community

program, which helps freshmen understand themselves as learners and as servant leaders. Guiding civic engagement inside the classroom and in the Greater Nashua community, the book selection initiates development of broader cultural perspectives. Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President, took part in the experience and shared some insights in her address at the Academic Convocation in September. “The lives of the two Wes Moores remind us that everyone has a story to tell,” says Sister Paula. “Do you pay attention to your story: where you want to go and who you want to be? Pay attention—pay attention to challenges and you can

overcome them, pay attention to new beginnings and you can become a new person, pay attention to your dreams and you can achieve them.” The campus community was invited to read the book and to join in the activities planned to explore the book’s topics, including Rivier’s own “TED Talk,” which took place on September 19. The One Book, One Campus program creates a common ground for discussion within the freshmen class and Rivier community. The discussions and accompanying activities create a shared experience focusing on Rivier’s mission and core values and bringing the community closer together.

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. – Amazon Books

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Hannaford grant supports new community health initiative The University has received a $25,000 grant from the Hannaford Charitable Foundation for a new program titled Reach for the Stars. This initiative supports Rivier and Hannaford’s mutual priorities to improve community health, increase food security and access to nutrition, and advance education in the communities they serve. Rivier nursing students and faculty will provide health screenings at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, which serves low-income, medically underserved adults and families. Individuals whose screenings indicate higher risk for adverse health will be invited to participate in a nutrition education intervention, provided by the dietitian at the local Hannaford retail store, and will receive healthy food vouchers. Dean of Nursing and Health Professions Dr. Paula Williams, Assistant Professor Donna Proulx, Instructor Cheryl Bragdon, and Assistant Professor Judi O’Hara authored the grant and will oversee the program’s implementation.


The latest news from around Rivier campus Rivier University honored with College of Distinction Award for sixth consecutive year Rivier University has been named a 2016-2017 College of Distinction, joining select colleges and universities across the country, for the sixth consecutive year. Recognized as student-centered educational institutions, named colleges and universities are distinguished by their accomplished faculty that excel at engaging students; for fostering vibrant communities; and for producing successful outcomes. Rivier is one of only three New Hampshire colleges named a 2016-2017 College of Distinction. http://collegesofdistinction.com/school/rivier-university

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Inspired Spaces Renewal project enhances Campus Quad THIS PAST SUMMER, RIVIER’S Campus Quad underwent a major renovation to increase its functionality and to beautify the campus center. Consistent with the design and materials used in the Gateway Projects, new terraced steps and walkways surround the Quad and provide additional avenues of access to residence halls and administrative buildings. A large patio with seating walls

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extends beyond the bottom of the Dion Center steps. New landscaping enhances the outdoor space and creates a welcoming entrance to the Dion Center. “Our intent is that the Quad will serve as a gathering place,” says Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs. “The open green space, new patio, and seating areas invite students and campus groups to meet, study, and enjoy outdoor activities in this

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vibrant community space.” Alumni were among the first to utilize the patio area, meeting there for a barbecue luncheon and the President’s Cocktail Reception during Alumni Reunion Weekend in September. (See page 10.) The open air venue provided a comfortable gathering space for alumni and donors with sunset views of the new Quad and Heritage Plaza.


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The Mighty Oak Within New initiative helps students identify their greatest potential by Michelle Marrone JUST AS AN OAK TREE LIES WITHIN an acorn, each student comes to Rivier with a unique set of talents and potential for growth and accomplishment. While some arrive with a career field in mind—nursing, education, business management—many come in search of a vocation and an education. A new initiative, REACH@RIV: Living a Life that Matters, offers students the opportunity to engage thoughtfully and practically about their futures and life choices. This initiative is supported by a $50,000 Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) grant awarded to the University by The Council for Independent Colleges and the Lilly

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Endowment, Inc. Grant funds enabled thirty first-year students to participate in the three-day vocational discernment program in September, prior to the start of the fall semester. Daily activities focused on identifying values, goals, individual competencies, and the realities of pursuing each of these. “The intentionality of the program makes it truly unique,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “To have students focus on what’s important to them, the lives they want to lead, and how their choices contribute to building their futures and the greater community can yield amazing results.”

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REACH@RIV: Living a Life that Matters students spent time exploring and conducting community service in downtown Nashua.


Telos A Greek word meaning the end goal, result, or fulfillment. Christians believe that life events move toward an end goal of developing a Christ-like character—one of leadership, service, and compassion. As a Catholic university, Rivier strives to help students discern their individual life goals and identify pathways to personal and professional success.

Program activities centered on gaining a sense of self in the world, self-reliance and how each person lives their life, naming life goals and identifying the steps toward achievement, and one’s responsibility to others as a citizen of the world. Utilizing Strengthsfinder software, students completed exercises to identify their personal strengths and the careers that require those proficiencies. “The program isn’t about ‘career’ as its own telos or end goal,” says Program Coordinator and Professor Brad Stull. “It’s about searching out one’s values, aspirations, and strengths to discern a meaningful and fulfilling life path. We explore career options as a means for each student to achieve his or her goals. The hope is that they will find that which is rewarding and do it.” In addition to personal vocational discernment, the REACH@RIV: Living a Life that Matters experience helps students develop their appreciative intelligence, the ability to see beyond the present and discover the hidden value in people and situations to build a better future. Cultivating this ability encourages leadership, creativity,

and innovative thinking in the classroom and the workplace. Kayla Phelps ’20 is a strong supporter of the program. “I would say [joining the program] was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far. It really helped me to transition into college and opened my eyes to something bigger than just being here to get an education.”

REACH@RIV: Living a Life that Matters is an optional component of the first-year student REACH experience. All freshmen take part in Rivier’s REACH program, which stresses academic and personal growth, community engagement, and service to others. The program is founded on five basic tenets: Respect: Respect oneself and others with civility at all times. Engagement: Actively participate in your education, learning, leading, and serving beyond the classroom in the greater global community. Accountability: Accept responsibility for your words and actions. Compassion: Commit to upholding the dignity and value of all human life and the care of all creation, seeking the common good and the well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Honesty: Be authentic intellectually, spiritually, and socially, celebrating the open exchange of ideas and beliefs.

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Remember. Relive. Reunite. Alumni reconnect and celebrate friendships, old and new, at Reunion Weekend 2016 THIS FALL’S GATHERING CELEBRATED alumni and their connection to the University in many special ways. In addition to enjoying time with friends and activities on campus, the community honored graduates for their contributions and service to their professions and to the University. Welcoming alumni from the Classes of 1954 through 2016—a span of more than 60

years—the weekend began with breakfast and campus tours highlighting the Gateway Projects completed last year and the revitalization of the Campus Quad. A barbecue luncheon was served on the newly opened Dion Center terrace overlooking the Quad. Several creative classmates took part in a new Canvas and Cabernet event on

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Saturday afternoon, enjoying a little wine, a little painting, and a lot of conversation. They left with lasting memories of the day and a memento suitable for framing. The highlight of the weekend took place on Saturday night as alumni and donors attended the President’s Cocktail Reception and Alumni Awards Dinner. The evening joined together two signature University


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events: celebration of Alumni Reunion Weekend and recognition of Leading the Way donors. “Tonight, we celebrate each of you as we reflect on the significance of your milestone anniversaries, and as we continue to appreciate the generous and loyal support of our Leading the Way donors,” said Karen Cooper, Vice President for University Advancement. “You all share a common belief in the value of higher education,

in the unique advantage that the Rivier University experience provides, and in the importance of our mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. It is our privilege to celebrate with you this evening.” The Class of 1966 was inducted into the Rivier University Golden Society, acknowledging the 50th anniversary of their graduation and their devotion to their alma mater. The Sister Madeleine of Jesus

Award, the University’s highest alumni honor, was presented at the dinner. This award recognizes the lifetime achievement of alumni who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and contribution to the University and extraordinary service to their communities. In addition, four alumni received the University’s inaugural Alumni Achievement Awards highlighting their professional accomplishments and continued connection to their alma mater. (See page 13.)

Following a cherished annual tradition, the Class of 1966 was inducted into the Golden Society in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their Rivier graduation. Sister Paula Maria Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President, presented each member of the class with their Golden Society pin. Front Row - left to right: Felicite Turgeon Andersson, Patricia Schlow Lofton, Eve-Marie Lacroix, Sr. Lucille Thibodeau, pm, Therese Fecteau Leblanc, Judith Mahone Desrochers, Courtney Joan Hall

Back Row - left to right: Donna Stanewicz MacLaughlan, Carol Urbanek Borst, Irene St. Maurice Healy, Jane Lynch Romanowsky, Claudette Michaud Williams, Susan Zator, Denise LaMontagne Winston, Ann Romanowsky, Carol Ann Janis Bowen

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The community celebrated a Reunion Mass in Resurrection Chapel on Sunday morning, followed by a Champagne Breakfast with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary held in Madeleine Hall—a Reunion Weekend tradition! Sister Paula thanks alumni for another memorable Reunion Weekend. “Your continued connection to Rivier is a source of strength,” she says. “Your many accomplishments keep Rivier’s mission alive throughout the world, and your presence on campus each fall is an inspiration to our entire community.”

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Celebrating alumni distinction and achievement New this year, the University presented Alumni Achievement Awards to outstanding individuals who have utilized their Rivier education to make a difference in their profession and have maintained a connection with their alma mater. The Young Alumni Award was presented to Hollyann DeCarteret, Class of 2013. This award recognizes a Rivier graduate of the last five years who has become a distinguished young professional. DeCarteret works as a maternity nurse at Elliot Hospital and provides preventative care at Maxim Healthcare. She serves as a member of the Rivier Alumni Council, as an Alumni Mentor, and volunteers with the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program.

Susan Zator ’66 and Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President

For her selfless devotion to others, especially the poor and the powerless, embodying Rivier’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, the Alumni Association was honored to present the 2016 Sister Madeleine of Jesus Award to Susan Zator, Class of 1966. Zator earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1966 and went on to pursue a nursing degree from Columbia University and master’s degree in public health/midwifery from Johns Hopkins University. She has made it her life’s work to solve the healthcare issues of marginalized populations. Working in remote regions of the United States and the world, she has tended to the needs of rural farming families, migrant workers, American Indians, at-risk women, the elderly, the mentally ill, and the homeless. Rivier University students have been blessed by her generous heart, as well. With the encouragement of her devoted husband Harry Merritt, the Josephine and Jacob Zator Scholarship was established in honor of Susan’s parents, who were proud Rivier supporters. In their memory, scholarships are awarded annually to Rivier students pursing degrees in biology, business, or nursing.

The Outstanding Educator Award was presented to Chantal Alcox, Class of 1997G, for her commitment to education and community. Alcox has been a third grade teacher, assistant principal, and is currently the principal at Heron Pond Elementary School in Milford. She has dedicated her 27-year career to enhancing educational opportunities and advancing student achievement in the town where she and her family have made their home. The Outstanding Nurse and Healthcare Leader Award was presented to Cynthia Arcieri, Class of 1996/2004G, for her commitment to excellence and service to patients. Arcieri works at St. Joseph Healthcare as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive with a wide range of leadership responsibilities. She also provides clinical care as a nurse practitioner in the St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center, and volunteers at several local nonprofit organizations. The Outstanding Business Leader Award was presented to Michael Croatti, MBA, Class of 2009G, for his leadership and his dedicated service to the community and Rivier. Croatti is Senior Vice President at UniFirst Corporation, where he leads all service and operations for North America. Croatti serves on the Alumni Council and the President’s Circle Leadership Committee, and as an Alumni Mentor. He volunteers with Operation Care for Troops and initiated the “Thanks from Home” program at UniFirst to send care packages to troops stationed overseas.

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Answering the Call Innovative Rivier Success and Visionary Program advances nursing community leadership and diversity by Michelle Marrone WITH SUPPORT FROM THE HEALTH Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the University embarked on a program to answer the call for greater diversity in the nursing workforce. HRSA initiated a Nursing Workforce Diversity grant program, which awarded Rivier nearly a million dollars to fund the Rivier Success and Visionary Program (RSVP) from 2014–2016. The diversity

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initiative strives to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, which are underrepresented among registered nurses (RNs). “The Rivier Success and Visionary Program continues the University’s mission and tradition,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “In accommodating student’s needs and workforce demands, we fill a vital role in the local and nursing communities.”

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The goal is to increase the graduation rate for these students and to build a nursing workforce that reflects the growing diversity of U.S. communities. According to a survey cited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses from minority backgrounds comprise 19% of the RN workforce, while the U.S. Census Bureau identified 37% of the population in 2012 as belonging to ethnic and minority groups and projects minority populations to become the majority by 2043.


RSVP students must meet all University admission requirements for nursing students, which are more stringent than those for students pursuing other academic majors; have demonstrated a strong work ethic; and commit to the summer enrichment program. Dr. Judith Stanford, RSVP Coordinator, is impressed with the students’ dedication. “I am in awe of their devotion to the nursing profession, to their academic success, and to each other,” she says. The program offers support to RSVP students in several ways throughout the year: academic, communal, and financial. Summer enrichment and bridge programs, developed from grant funds, have provided students with academic and nursing profession workshops, introduction and access to University support services, peer and faculty mentoring, and engagement in

community service and cultural enrichment events. Cocurricular activities were funded with an additional grant received from the Endowment for Health. There is also a strong focus on community building within the group; supporting each other through the rigors of the nursing program is a key component to their success. Sophomore Rebeca Cruz attests to the value of the RSVP community, “This program helps provide the foundation you need to start the year and opens you up to a circle of people who will see you through your four years—every step of the way.” The ultimate success of this program lies in Rivier’s ability to sustain and retain these students through to graduation, have them pass the RN licensure exam, and secure nursing positions. Results to date are positive. All students that joined RSVP in 2015 returned to the University

for the fall 2016 semester—an impressive 100% retention rate. “These students have excelled in many ways,” says Paula Randazza, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. “They became ambassadors to new students, reaching out as leaders; nearly all got involved in extracurricular activities during their freshman year; and many are taking on campus leadership roles as sophomores.” “Our second-year students’ achievements are nothing short of remarkable,” says Dr. Paula Williams, Dean of the Division of Nursing and Health Professions. “What these students have accomplished thus far is a point of pride for themselves and for the University. I have no doubt that Rivier’s RSVP graduates will not only serve their patients as highly skilled RNs, but they’ll also serve as role models to the next generation of nurses.”

A Successful Start First-year student Erica Rodriguez ’20 shares her RSVP experience. What were your expectations coming into the program? Before the program, I was extremely nervous about having to move on campus. I don’t have any siblings so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was also nervous about the classes because I thought I may be behind or not as prepared as other students. What do you think now that you’ve completed the RSVP summer program? Now, I love the program and would do it all over again. The classes were so helpful, and so was all the faculty. I got to meet some amazing people that have the same goals and motivations that I have for the nursing program. What was the biggest benefit of summer program for you? The biggest benefit was learning about the resources that Rivier has to offer and to know that there are so many people who are willing to help students in all majors with homework assignments. With this program, I now feel like a prepared freshman who is ready to take on the year.

Erica Rodriguez, Class of 2020

If you had to describe your RSVP and Rivier experience to a high school senior, what would you say? Do it! It’s a great opportunity to get a head start. By the end of the program, you won’t want to leave all the new friends you’ve made.

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From Tee to Green Rivier’s 19th Annual Golf Classic draws support of business community to benefit health and fitness programs

The 19th Annual Golf Classic raised more than $47,000 for Rivier’s athletic programs. The tournament hosted alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporate sponsors at the Nashua Country Club on September 26. A sunny day, a pristine course, and the generosity of sponsors and friends contributed to a memorable event. Karen Cooper, Vice

President for University Advancement adds, “We sincerely thank our Premier Event Sponsor People’s United Bank and Dinner Sponsor Spectrum Marketing Companies, along with the more than 65 other corporate and individual sponsors, whose generosity made this year’s tournament another great success.”

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Smashers cricket team wins 2016 championship

YES, RIVIER HAS A MEN’S cricket team. And not just a team—a championship team. Initiated three years ago by the Office of Global Engagement, the Smashers is comprised of international graduate students.

Team members come from countries where cricket is a popular sport, and they’ve hit their stride in New England league play. “This is a historic moment for Rivier University—our first cricket championship win,” says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “We are incredibly proud of these student-athletes and congratulate them on their athletic and academic accomplishments.” The Telugu Association of Greater Boston, a regional Indian community organization,

conducts the Telugu Premier League, which attracts players and teams from Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The Telugu Premier League 2016 IV edition tournament was held in Nashua on five grounds simultaneously this past August. The Smashers competed with 15 other cricket teams in the tournament, which included more than 160 cricketers. The Smashers emerged victorious, the only team to have won all five of its tournament matches. Thondaladinne Pedda

Basha, a candidate in Rivier’s M.S. in Computer Science program, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for his all-around performance with his bat, bowling and fielding. Team captains included General Captain Krishna Reddy Akula, Captain Kaushik Reddy Kancharla, and Vice Captain Rithish Reddy Katpally. “Playing for Rivier has given me and team Smashers great pleasure,” says Kancharla. “Winning for Rivier was a proud moment for us.”

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FACULTY PROFILE On the shoulders of giants Susan E. Barbaro, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology Biology Department Coordinator

DR. SUSAN BARBARO FOUND A NEW academic home 13 years ago when she accepted a position in Rivier’s biology department. An educator and active researcher, she had completed a major water studies research project just prior to joining the University and was eager to return to teaching. Finding a position that would allow her to teach and to continue her research was the goal, but institutional fit was also a major consideration. “I based my decision on the University's well-articulated mission and the quality of people I met while interviewing,” says Dr. Barbaro. The move required her to reassess her personal research pursuits; however, engagement with students has provided new perspectives and opportunities. “As I have been broadening my interests, I have included students in my projects, and they have contributed to redefining my research.”

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That research takes place inside the laboratory and in the field helping students to learn and to develop a passion for science. “I love the ‘aha’ moments, which come in two categories,” says Dr. Barbaro. “The first category is the ‘Come to Understanding’ or ‘Making Connections’ moment and is recognized when students say things like: ‘I see it.’ ‘I get it now.’ ‘So that’s how that works.’ The other ‘aha’ category is what I call the ‘Getting Into It’ moment and sounds like this: ‘Wow, that’s cool.’ ‘Awesome.’ and ‘I love this.’ When these two moments come together, I feel like I have done my job.” An ardent believer in hands-on learning, Dr. Barbaro’s students conduct field research in the U.S. and other countries. They have taken part in her personal research projects at the Nissitissit River in New Hampshire, for which she serves as a trustee with the Nissitissit River Land Trust. In 2013, Dr. Barbaro accompanied a group of students to

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Haiti where they conducted a safe drinking water study analyzing water samples for organisms associated with poor sanitation. She is preparing to take another student group to Canada in 2017 to introduce them to the geology and flora of the region and to test water retrieved from various locations that extend from Niagara Falls to Georgian Bay. Dr. Barbaro works collaboratively with biology majors to plan and conduct their own research projects as well, which are required for successful completion of their degree. In some cases, students apply for grant funds to support their research or present their results at regional conferences. “By conducting these individual research projects, students experience many facets of biological research and discover which aspects they enjoy most,” explains Dr. Barbaro. “It helps prepare them for their first professional positions and to make decisions about where they want to take their careers.”


graduate supervisors, colleagues—so many people,” she shares. A network of strong support motivates students to do the hard work necessary to become accomplished scientists. “The concepts that tie together life can be complex and difficult to understand,” says Dr. Barbaro. “To become familiar with these concepts, time and hard work are required. Applying the concepts adds additional complexity to the learning process.” She believes the most valuable lesson she can teach her students is to be patient. “As scientists, we are obliged to be accurate and unbiased. Impatience can lead to mistakes or missing something important.” Dr. Barbaro believes everyone’s success—especially her own—is “built on the shoulders of giants.” “What I value most about my Rivier experience are the relationships I have forged with other community members. My colleagues have been generous to me: they have befriended me, mentored me, and helped support my efforts to be the best educator that I can be. Our talented staff members have collaborated with me and work hard to maintain and advance the University’s mission. The students have been appreciative of my efforts made on their behalf, and I appreciate what they have done for me. What I am most grateful for is this community.”

Bio: Dr. Susan E. Barbaro Ph.D., M.S., Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada B.S., Biology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Associate Professor of Biology • Department Coordinator, Biology • Chairperson, Animal Review Board • Director, Women’s Studies Committee • Faculty Advisor, Biology Club • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Professional and Community Organizations • Trustee, Nissitissit River Land Trust • Member, American Society of Microbiologists

Specialties and Research Interests • Environmental Microbiology • Environmental Science • Medical Microbiology • Ecology

Classes Taught • General Biology • Medical Microbiology • General Microbiology • Ecology • Environmental and Applied Microbiology • Immunology

• Parasitology • Life Under the Microscope

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

In 2016, Dr. Barbaro authored a grant which resulted in a $650,000 National Science Foundation STEM grant award for Rivier’s biology department. (See page 4.) The grant will provide support for academically talented students from underrepresented groups. “There is a significant attrition rate for women and minorities in the sciences, due in large part to a lack of appropriate support systems,” says Dr. Barbaro. “I believe the strength of Rivier’s current biology program was instrumental in securing this grant; these funds will enable us to once again elevate the student experience.” Grant funds will establish a program titled ARGYLES—Attract, Retain, and Graduate Young LifE Scientists. The program acknowledges that education and careers are the result of many support systems—the collective body of knowledge generated by others, financial assistance, the guidance of mentors, and collaboration with professors, professionals, and peers. Dr. Barbaro sees community building as a major component of ARGYLES’ success. “During my journey to becoming a biologist, I have been blessed to have known (and know), been mentored by, and have worked alongside many generous individuals who have inspired, motivated, and cultivated my interest in science: my parents, husband, grades 5 and 10 science teachers, undergraduate supervisor,

• Stewards of the Living World • Environmental Health

Publications Dr. Barbaro has been published and presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally. A complete list is included in her Rivier University online faculty biography at www.rivier.edu/sbarbaro.

- Sir Isaac Newton

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Paving the way to success Michael Messier, Class of 1990G Master of Business Administration

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Make the life you want to live.

by Patricia Garrity

Innovative HR leader embraces the workplace challenges of the 21st century FASCINATED WITH THE TRANSformation that the information age made on his field and drawn to the challenges of developing strong teams in a global and technology-driven marketplace, Michael Messier ’90 knew he wanted a career in human resources. “Every business, regardless of its industry, relies on its people to create and sustain a competitive advantage,” says Messier. “As human beings, we are inherently complex and unpredictable, so I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of determining the best ways to attract, engage, retain, and motivate the best talent to achieve an organization’s objectives.” For the last six years, Messier has been Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Excelitas Technologies in Waltham, Massachusetts—a leading global provider of innovative photonics products and solutions serving both commercial and defense markets. He is responsible for developing the company’s global human resources strategy and leading core initiatives that build a strong global team. With a career spanning three decades, he has held similar positions at Starent Networks Corp., Monster Worldwide, Progress Software, and other technology related businesses. Messier is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership as a 360 Assessment Facilitator and is also a Certified

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Compensation Professional. Thriving in this fast-paced, high-growth environment, Messier enthusiastically addresses changes in the workforce with regard to globalization, increased use of technology, remote workers, advancing diversity, and how companies attract and retain key talent. “The biggest change has been technology, and more specifically, the impact of the internet on the human resource field,” says Messier. Recruitment that has traditionally been local is now global. Technology has provided companies access to a wider range of applicants, decreased the hiring process time, and allowed for onboarding and training via the web. Technology has also allowed for more flexibility and freedom in the workplace with some employees working from home offices even if home is across the country or around the world. He embraces these challenges, welcoming the fact that no two days are alike, and that constant change is an everyday occurrence in his work. Messier finds the work he does in individual coaching sessions to be the most important part of his job. “Working closely with someone to help them overcome a developmental or a work challenge, and then to see them thrive and come back and thank you for the role you played in helping them to succeed, is so rewarding.” He enjoys mentoring colleagues in his industry and is

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a Board member at the Human Resources Leadership Forum. He earned his undergraduate degree in human resource management and his Rivier MBA provided him with the additional education and broad-based business knowledge that positioned him for future success. “I feel that my education, along with my experience, drive, and support from my family, are the main factors in my success to date,” says Messier. Completing his MBA in the evening while working fulltime, Messier enjoyed the fellowship of the campus environment, the convenience of the classes, and the fact that the faculty had real-world business experience. “I appreciate that Rivier focuses on the needs of its students by providing opportunities to learn and grow in a challenging but supportive setting,” says Messier. Messier is most proud of the fact that he’s been able to balance the demands of his career with the demands of his family, while maintaining a focus on his faith, his friends, and his passions for sports and music. He offers the following career advice to those that may be just starting out or are in the earlier stages of their careers. “Keep in mind that you control your success and destiny in life,” says Messier. “Don’t wait around for others to plan it and don’t look to blame others for opportunities missed. Make the life you want to live.”


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MAKINGNEWS Adjunct Psy.D. Professor Dr. James Beauregard co-edited In the Sphere of the Personal: New Perspectives in the Philosophy of Persons (Vernon Press, 2016). He has also joined the International Neuroethics Society Expert Committee.

Katerine Lampes ’17 and Dr. Susan Barbaro presented their research at the Northeast Microbiologist Conference last June.

Associate Professor and Department Coordinator of Biology Dr. Susan Barbaro, above, attended the Northeast Microbiologist: Physiology, Ecology, and Taxonomy Conference. She presented her research on the prevalence and characteristics of freshwater toxinproducing bacteria indigenous to two rivers located in the Merrimack River Watershed. Dr. Barbaro was accompanied by Katerine Lampes, a senior biology student, who presented her research titled “Effect of Triclosan on Biofilms Comprised of Two Important Oral Microorganisms, Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans.”

Nursing Lab Coordinator Cheryl Bragdon, M.S., RN, CNE, CHSE, completed the requirements to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. She also completed a weeklong course at Drexel University and earned a Certificate in Simulation. Professor of Art and Artist-in-Residence Sister Theresa Couture, pm, has been selected for an intensive artist’s residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States. During her residency, Sr. Theresa will explore nihonga, Japanese mineral painting, techniques in the context of concentrating on abstraction in art.

Excellence in nursing leadership Professor of Nursing Dr. Denise Baxter and Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Undergraduate Nursing Education Judi O’Hara were honored at the New Hampshire Nurses Association Awards Banquet in October. O’Hara received the prestigious President’s Award, and Dr. Baxter, nominated by her colleagues in the Division of Nursing and Health Professions, was presented with the Professional Advancement Award. The President’s Award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in nursing leadership. The Professional Advancement Award is given to a registered nurse who has made a significant contribution toward developing or advancing the professional practice of individuals or groups, or the art and science of nursing. 22

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Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Marilyn Daley, APRN, CHFN, was recently appointed Chair of the Government Affairs Commission for the New Hampshire Nurses Association (NHNA). She traveled to Washington in September to attend a lobbyist meeting for the ANA to discuss current topics in healthcare. Assistant Professor of Nursing Deborah Dodge, RN, MSN, CNE, was elected as Vice President of Epsilon Tau-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Nursing Instructor Diane Droutman, Ph.D.(c), M.S., RN, has been appointed to the Board on Health Science Program for Nashua High Schools. She attended the National League for Nursing Educational Summit to discuss opportunities for collaboration, lifelong learning, innovation, scholarship, mentoring, and service. Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Frenn, Ed.D., RN, CNE, served as a peer evaluator for an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) site visit in New York last February. She was also honored to serve as a member of ACEN’s Evaluation Review Panel (ERP) in Atlanta, Georgia this past June. The ERP reviews multiple site evaluations and serves as the second step in the accreditation process. Senior Lecturer of Nursing Dr. Mark Hand presented his dissertation research titled “Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave for Nursing Assistants in the Hospital Setting” at the Southern Nurse Research Society’s 30th Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia in February. Assistant Professor and Department Coordinator of Psychology Dr. Elizabeth Harwood presented her work, “Encouraging Active Engagement in the Classroom through Directed NoteTaking,” at a poster presentation session at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado this past summer.


The latest news from RIVIER FACULTY AND STAFF Professor of Mathematics Dr. Teresa Magnus participated in the 2016 Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis Summer Conference “Mathematical and Computational Tools for Cyber Security” at West Point Academy. Undergraduate faculty attendees gained insight into mathematical and computer sciences roles in homeland security. Dr. Magnus also presented a keynote address titled “Real Math Problems have No Clean Solutions— The Role of Mathematical Modeling in the Classroom” at the Community College System of New Hampshire Mathematics Learning Communities Summer Institute. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Robert Marceau presented his research paper, “A Visualization Framework to Eliminate Cluster Overlap,” at the 2016 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods.

Sister Lucille Thibodeau, p.m., Ph.D. presented a paper at the Summer School of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics titled “‘All Creation Groans’: The Lives of Factory Farm Animals in the United States.” The conference explored the ethics of eating animals, and Sister Lucille’s contribution was an examination of factory farming in the U.S. from the 1960s to the present. Sister Lucille, former Rivier President and Professor of English, is currently Writer-inResidence at Rivier. Picture in the front row (from left): Marcy Ainslie, FNP and Lynn Anderson, MSN. Pictured in back (from left): Margo Bell, Executive Director of the Nashua Senior Activity Center; Tracy Hardy, FNP; Cheryl Bragdon, MSN; and Suzanne Koperniak, Book of Golden Deeds Committee Chair for the Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua.

Professor of History and Political Science Dr. Martin Menke published an article, “Multiple Caesars? Germany, Bavaria, and German Catholics in the Interwar Period,” in Beyond Borders: Catholicity, Allegiances, and Lived Identities. He has also been elected to a three-year term as a member of the American Catholic Historical Association Executive Committee.

Associate Professor of Education and Mathematics Dr. Joseph Spadano was an invited speaker at the Community College System of New Hampshire Mathematics Learning Communities Summer Institute. He presented the session “Problem Solving without Figures” based on his recently published book of the same name. The book promotes problem solving through problem-solving theory and provides a practical system for teaching and learning mathematics, advancing critical 21stcentury skills.

Rivier Nursing Wellness Connection nursing faculty members Marcy Ainslie, FNP, Lynn Anderson, MSN, Cheryl Bragdon, MSN, and Tracy Hardy, FNP, above center, were honored for their service to seniors in the Greater Nashua community at the annual “Golden Deeds” awards ceremony sponsored by the Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua. Faculty members volunteer time outside of their teaching schedules to provide learning experiences to students through community service to local organizations, including the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Vice President for Student Affairs Kurt Stimeling represented the University at Congresswoman Anne McLane Kuster’s Campus Sexual Assault Summit in July. With representatives from other New Hampshire colleges and universities, participants discussed prevention, education, and support for the victims of campus sexual assault.

Dean of the Division of Business Dr. Amir Toosi chaired the Scholar-Practitioner Publication Committee (SPPC), a committee under the umbrella of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) from 2014-2016. As Committee Chair, he spearheaded the launch of The Transnational Journal of Business at the ACBSP Annual Conference this past June. Dr. Toosi and his SPPC colleagues also presented “Scholarly Initiatives – Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Business Disciplines” and “Beyond Accreditation – How to Present and Write Not Only to Meet Standards but to Meet Academic Expectations and Career Satisfaction” at the annual conference.

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CLASS NOTES 1950’s

Pauline Jambard ’59 was honored by a former student who submitted an impressive tribute to Readers Digest’s column titled “My Teacher Hero.” Her fifth grade student from 1969 wrote about the encouragement and support Pauline offered her as a child, which left a lasting impression on her. 1960’s

Gaffney receives top honors from President Obama Dr. Ann Gaffney ’14G received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in September. Dr. Gaffney was one of 213 recipients from across the nation named by President Obama for 2016. In a White House press release, President Obama commented on the importance of these educators’ work in teaching STEM skills. “The recipients of this award are integral to ensuring our students are equipped with critical thinking and problemsolving skills that are vital to our Nation’s success,” President Obama said. “As the United States continues to lead the way in the innovation that is shaping our future, these excellent teachers are preparing students from all corners of the country with the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills that help keep us on the cutting-edge.” Dr. Gaffney was a member of Rivier’s inaugural doctorate class, receiving her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning degree in 2014. Currently, she teaches mathematics at Londonderry Middle School.

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Elda Dawber ’69, won the Independent Publishers of New England 2015 prize for literary fiction for her novel Wait Until I’m Dead!. It is based on her career in social work and celebrates the courage and resilience of those healing from childhood trauma. Sister Charlene Favreau, CSJ ’69 celebrated the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. She is a sister of Saint Joseph of Boston and is currently teaching first grade at Immaculate Conception School in Lowell, Massachusetts. 1970’s

Dyan Parker ’74, published her memoir, I’ve Heard the Voice of God ~ And I’m No Angel. She shares her life experiences and the many instances in which God played an intimate part in her major life decisions. Her book is available on Amazon and in local bookstores.

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Jeanette McGillicuddy ’75G/’79G/’91G retired from Medtronic, PLC as a senior IT Program Manager for IT Service Management and is serving as PresidentElect of the Minnesota local interest group of the IT Service Management Forum, United States Chapter, for 2016 and will serve as President in 2017. She is also a Track Chair for security, risk, and vulnerabilty for Fusion 16, a national conference for service management professionals in the industry. 1980’s

Steve Brown ’80G was named by the Merrimack Valley chapter of SCORE as a member of their volunteer nonprofit organization and a certified smallbusiness mentor. Technical Services Librarian Elaine Bean ’82, ’87G recently celebrated her 40th anniversary at the Regina Library. Elaine has previously served as reference librarian, head of user services, and systems librarian during her extensive career at Rivier. 1990’s

Vincent Donovan ’91G released his debut novel Chasing Mayflies, which was runner-up for the Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction. He shares the message that it is never too late to seek forgiveness, and the stairs to heaven are built with good works.

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Christopher F. Sullivan ’91G, above, as appointed the first lay president of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He has served the school for more than 30 years in various education and administrative roles. Stan Dennis ’93G was named Chief Executive Officer of National Home Health Care Corp., a leading provider of home healthcare services headquartered in Scarsdale, New York. Liz LaRose ’93 has been hired as President of the Monadnock United Way in Keene. Her role includes engaging the entire Monadnock community in addressing the region’s most pressing social needs through a Collective Impact model. She is excited about the opportunity to work within a highly supportive community to improve the lives of those who live and work in the region. Dr. Sara Stetson ’93/ ’97G/ ’14G was named Director of Student Services for Andover, Massachusetts schools. Dr. Stetson has worked previously as an educator, learning disabilities specialist, school psychologist, and mentor to special education administrators in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Rivier.

Vivien Green ’96G has utilized her MBA education to establish a professional career in managing nonprofit organizations. Under her leadership, an innovative health and wellness center was established for older adults in Concord. It currently serves more than 2,000 newly retired and “seasoned” adults. She was recently engaged and moved to North Carolina where she is planning her wedding for 2017. Alison Egan ’98 participated in the IRONMAN Chattanooga challenge in September of this year. The contest includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 116-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. She completed the event with a time of 15 hours, 55 minutes, and 57 seconds. 2000’s

Deborah McLaughlin ’02G, an executive coach, consultant, and author, spoke at the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s July TechWomen Power Breakfast, offering advice and suggestions for effective networking strategies. Deborah coaches women as they transition to senior leadership positions. Heather Long ’04 was appointed to Lamprey Health Care’s Board of Directors. She serves as the Clinical Director of Nursing, Director of Surgical Services and Endoscopy at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

William Lonergan ’04G began a new chapter in his career as principal at Campbell High School in Litchfield this past summer. He was the associate dean of students at Pinkerton Academy prior to accepting his new position. John Williams ’05G released his eighth poetry collection, Disinheritance, in September through Loyola University Press. He has won several awards for his poetry, most recently the Confrontation 2016 Poetry Prize, and he was the winner of the American Literary Review Poetry Award in 2015. Holly Matthews Medeiros ’06 is enjoying her new career as a Toddler Teacher at Growing Room of Berlin in Berlin, Massachusetts. Patricia Stone ’06G was named principal of the Freedom Elementary School in Salem, New Hampshire. She has worked since 1999 as an administrator for the Salem School District. Jason Lonergan’ 07G was named interim assistant principal at his alma mater, Laconia High School. He had served as the assistant principal at Pennichuck Middle School in Nashua for the previous four years. Lance Bisson ’09 was named Rivier’s Head Coach for men’s basketball after serving as the Interim Head Coach since December. He had been an Assistant Basketball Coach since the beginning of the 2012-2013 season. As a student at Rivier, he scored 1,233 points over four seasons and won the Jim Domoracki Award in 2009. He was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Marc Frechette ’10 is the new Digital Marketing and UX Manager at Vital in Portsmouth. Ashley Tanguay ’11 was welcomed into the International Nurses Association with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She is a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery and postpartum care at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Patrick Obertin ’12G just finished two years of teaching at Rock Rest Elementary School in North Carolina as an early childhood teacher. He shares that his Rivier education was invaluable and has helped him in numerous ways.

Kristen Hoffman ʼ05 and Jeff Goyn–November 7, 2015

Julie Abbott ’13 was named the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Caroline Zak ʼ11 and Kevin Leahy–April 23, 2016

Melissa Davis Marchetti ʼ04 and her husband Michael welcomed their son Noah on December 15, 2015. Kristen Kuklinski Welter ʼ05 and her husband Bill welcomed their son Miles on March 1, 2016.

Jennifer Sims ʼ02G and her husband Jeremy Madore welcomed their daughter Alexandra Charlotte, above, on July 28, 2016. D E AT H S

Sr. Mary Teresa Leane, pbvm ʼ61G May 23, 2016 Allen Papcsy ʼ89G June 1, 2016 Marlene Pomerleau Bernier ʼ71 June 18, 2016 Brooke Riley ’15, above, was crowned Miss Hampton Beach 2016. Through this role she would like to create a summer camp for children with autism. She is working in the Lowell Public School District as a secondto-fourth grade teacher for students with autism.

Britney Lane ʼ14 and Nicholas Bigelow–August 6, 2016

Deana Cardinale Walker ʼ14 August 25, 2016 John Marconi ʼ78G August 28, 2016 Wendy Arnold-Tefft ʼ06G September 1, 2016 Kimberly Sanfordʼ10G and Robert Dooley–September 24, 2016

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Sr. Cecile Morrissette, pm, ʼ72 July 15, 2016 Joseph Kane ʼ79G August 25, 2016

Michelle Blake ’16G was appointed Director of Development for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity in Nashua.

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William Boutselis ʼ77G September 13, 2016 Sister Gilberte P. Tanguay, pm, ʼ62 October 6, 2016


STUDENT PROFILE A New Chapter — Pursuing a second career

Maura Fitzpatrick Photo by Jodie Andruskevich

Class of 2017 Master of Public Health by Michelle Marrone

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From stay-at-home mom to public health champion, Maura Fitzpatrick strives to improve lives. Favorite Quote: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” –Mother Teresa Favorite Books: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen The Once and Future King by T.H. White The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Favorite App: Does my GPS count? If you could do or be anything in life, what would it be? Being a mother has been the most educational and rewarding experience of my life … if I hadn’t been blessed with so many other opportunities, I would be content with motherhood.

How did you begin your career? As an undergraduate, I had a passion for service to others but opted for a degree in computer science. I graduated in 1985 and worked as a software engineer for 10 years, followed by 15 years as a stay-at-home mother raising four outstanding children and volunteering at St. Kathryn Parish in Hudson. Since then, I’ve worked in advertising sales and substance misuse rehabilitation. What attracted you to the Master of Public Health (MPH) online program? While interviewing at Rivier for the nursing program I was asked if I ever considered a degree in public health. The director of the MPH program explained to me how my diverse background would be a great asset to the public health community. I was concerned that I did not have a clinical background, but she assured me that my software and sales skills would be just as valuable, which I have found to be true. After being out of the classroom for 30 years, was it a difficult choice to pursue an online degree? I was initially intimidated by online learning, but it was a very smooth transition because of the organization and support offered by Rivier and the instructors. In many ways, online learning offers more, not less. Instructors, technical support, advisors, other students, and extensive learning materials and tools are all just a click away. What kind of interactions do you have in a virtual classroom? Developing relationships with other students has been easy because we share a common interest and want to connect. The faculty has been superb regarding communication. Responses to any of my questions have always been received in less than 24 hours. I have easily kept in contact with my professors through online office hours, discussion boards, email, and, in some cases, by text. How has Rivier’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world been part of your experience? I have been inspired to be myself by my instructors and have been shown over and over again that what I have to offer is unique to me and of great value. I have not only learned extensively about public health, but I have also learned more about myself than I ever expected I would. What does the future hold for you? I am just finishing my practicum at the Division of Public Health in Nashua. I am thrilled to finally be realizing my passion so many years later by taking part in the new and innovative online MPH program at Riv. The program has given me a whole new exciting chapter in my life to look forward to! FALL 2016

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT OF DONORS

2015-2016

Recognizing generous and loyal supporters We recognize those whose gifts to Rivier University were received during our fiscal year (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016). The totals below include gifts to the Rivier University Fund, capital projects, endowed scholarships, and other initiatives. The University is also grateful for the gifts of time, energy, volunteer activities, and goodwill received from our many supporters each year. Thank you for your commitment to the future of Rivier University.

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Source

Donors

Amount

Alumni

914

$213,140

Friends & Parents

261

$152,813

Corporations

58

$116,939

Foundations

12

$93,400

Organizations

10

$15,566

Total

1,255

$591,858


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DONOR RECOGNITION SOCIETIES Photo by Jeremy Earl Mayhew

The University’s donor recognition societies serve as a way to acknowledge our supporters and pay tribute to several individuals who have played significant roles in Rivier’s history. Sr. Madeleine of Jesus Society ($5,000 or more) Named for Rivier’s foundress and first president, this society represents the University’s highest level of giving.

Presidents’ Society ($2,500 to $4,999) Photo by Robert Gantt

This society is named in honor of the University’s dedicated leaders throughout its history.

Sr. Sylvia Trottier Society ($1,000 to $2,499) This society bears the name of Sister Sylvia, a presence at Rivier for more than 50 years. She served as professor, chair of the chemistry department, athletics director, house mother, and in countless other roles.

Sr. Joseph Landry Society ($500 to $999) This society recognizes Sr. Joseph, who led Rivier’s education department for more than 30 years. She taught at Rivier and the St. Joseph School of Nursing and had a powerful influence on education throughout the region.

Sr. Albina Marie Gazaille Society ($250 to $499)

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This society is named for Rivier’s longtime library director, who was dedicated to providing Rivier students with the research materials they needed and resources to learn outside the classroom.

420 Main Street Society ($100 to $249) This society recognizes the memories that the Rivier campus holds for members of the community.

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HONOR ROLL OF DONORS GIVING SOCIETIES SR. MADELEINE OF JESUS SOCIETY Giving of $5,000 or more Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Henriette Levesque Allen, Ph.D. ’50 B.A. Patricia Archambeault BAE Systems Leon P. ’97 H and Jan Brassard Burke Advertising Charles Schwab Francoise Chenard Cityside Management Corporation Louise Renaud Classon ’70 B.A. and Kenneth Classon Demoulas Foundation Irene Alice LeBlanc Drew ’56 B.A. and Richard Drew Catherine Conway Eames ’81 B.S. Carol Farrell Follett Higher Education Group Jeanne Valiquette Fortin ’59 B.M. Jacobs Family Charitable Trust Linda Dakoulas Johnson, Esq. ’81 B.S. Carol A.’79 B.A., ’84 M.A. and John Kreick and family K. Brian McLaughlin Capt. Mary Pierce Mosier ’73 B.A. Martha E. O’Neill, Esq. People’s United Bank Linda Lemery Robinson ’69 B.A.,’79 M.Ed., ’94 H and Terry Robinson Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sodexo Thomas and JoEllen Space Spectrum Marketing Companies H. Robert Weisman ’94 H PRESIDENTS’ SOCIETY Giving of $2,500 to $4,999 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of NH Barry and Honorow, PLLC Rita LeBlanc Sheehan Bell ’52 B.A. Bellavance Beverage Company, Inc. Bellwether Community Credit Union Enterprise Holdings The Finlay Foundation

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Ana Hebra Flaster Olga Flory Kevin J. ’91 M.B.A. and Eileen Halloran Hamblett & Kerrigan Professional Association Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Dr. Jamison Hoff ’13 H Mary Jane King and Curtis McClain King ’99 M.Ed. Brad Kreick Jan Corinne MacLennan Kennedy ’68 B.A. MBT Worldwide, Inc. Merchants Automotive Group Mary Bui Nguyen ’63 B.A. David and Claudia Spada St. Joseph Hospital Tamposi Foundation, Inc. UniFirst Corporation SR. SYLVIA TROTTIER SOCIETY Giving of $1,000 to $2,499 Lynn E. Andersen, RN ’01 C.A.G.S. Mona Pelletier Bourret ’51 B.A. Coca Cola Bottling of Northern NE Comcast Karen ’03 M.B.A. and Brian JT ’06 B.S., ’08 M.B.A. Cooper Dr. John J. Dagianis Roger M. and Mary F. ’91 B.A. Damphousse Delores J. ’94 M.B.A. and James Davis Enterprise Bank Fallon Electric Fidelity Investments Lucille Jette French ’54 B.A. Gottesman & Hollis Professional Association Agnes M. Grace ’59 B.A. Dr. Mark C. Hand Irene St. Maurice Healy ’66 B.A. Dr. Douglas Howard Hutter Construction Corporation Mitra Jazayeri ’80 B.S. Joanne P. Jeannette, RN ’94 B.S. Jeannine Rouillard Jeffs ’52 B.A. Johnson Controls Dr. Susan Langlois The Honorable Joseph N. Laplante Thanasi Liakos The Honorable Donnalee Lozeau ’13 H Dorothy Wong Lu ’52 Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation

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Richard and Janet Manganello Michael B. Mansfield ’97 B.S. Donna Perry Marceau ’06 M.A.T. and Dr. Robert Marceau ’13 M.S. Florence Witkop McEwen ’65 B.A. Mark and Leticia Meehan Dianne M. Mercier Patricia Levins Moreland ’69 B.A. Morgan Stanley Nature of Things New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Raymond R. Noel ’00 M.B.A. Northeast Delta Dental Prime Software Technologies, Inc. Edward Ratyna Dr. Madeleine Bedard Ryan ’82 B.S., ’84 B.S. Santander Karen Schedin Rev. Regina E. Shearer ’99 H Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Joanne Cassidy Spirito ’69 B.A. Claire Tessier St. Laurent ’60 B.A. Sharon R. ’91 B.S., ’95 M.B.A. and Samuel A. Tamposi Mr. and Mrs. John E. Tulley II Judith Kfoury Urbanczyk ’71 B.A. Paula J. Williams, RN ’00 C.A.G.S. Thomas and Pat Wolf Joseph A. Wozniak ’76 B.S. Jennifer L. Yeomans ’91 M.B.A. Susan J. Zator ’66 B.A. SR. JOSEPH LANDRY SOCIETY Giving of $500 to $999 Dr. Kathleen Moriarty Ackerman ’52 B.A., ’60 M.A. Alec’s Shoe Store, Inc. Robert C. Amelio Charles and Ann Andon Dr. Margaret J. Aubin ’52 B.A. Sandra M. Axton ’60 B.A., ’67 M.Ed. Susan Sommer Ballou ’92 B.A., ’05 M.Ed. Georgette Pinette Barry ’84 B.S. Nancy Collins Barry ’56 B.A. Bishop Guertin High School Michelle M. Cushion Blake ’00 B.S., ’16 M.B.A. and David Blake Comcast Spotlight James and Ann Conway Michael A. Croatti ’09 M.B.A.

Stephanie Farricy Cuff ’73 B.A. Jeanne Cusson ’68 B.A. Christina Austin Cuzzi ’04 B.S., ’08 M.B.A. and David Cuzzi Keeva D. Davis ’00 B.A. Laurette P. Delisle ’69 B.A. Derck and Edson Associates Aaron C. Dufoe ’97 B.S., ’99 M.B.A. Claire Durocher ’64 B.A. Danielle P. Durocher ’98 M.B.A. Eaton & Berube Insurance Dr. Heather Feltmate Ifen C. Foster ’86 M.S. Madeleine C. Fournier ’78 B.A. Fred C. Church, Inc. Ann Stadherr Fuller ’70 B.A. Pamela L. Graesser Haggerty’s Cleaning Services, Inc. Louise Castonguay Hatch ’50 B.A. Louise Dufresne Houde ’64 B.A. Diane R. Levesque ’71 B.A. Sy Mahfuz McLane Middleton Robert A. Miller ’86 M.B.A. Terence E. Mollohan Patrick A. Obertin ’12 M.Ed. Lise Pellerin Ouellette ’55 Ann Kilelea Pareé ’67 B.A. Valerie Patnaude ’16 M.B.A. Claudette C. Pinard ’74 B.A. Denise M. Pothier Paula T. Randazza Rosemonde LaFleur Robinson ’46 B.A. Michael S. Rose Sonhui Rowe ’14 B.S. Dr. Walter Schier Bill and Dawna Schleifer Therese Bernard Smith ’50 B.A. Arthur and Marisa Spilios Sally A. Stalker ’85 M.B.A. Barbara Benn Stelling ’64 B.A. Stellos Eectric Supply, Inc. Kurt Stimeling Diana Strano ’09 M.B.A. Pauline Degrace Taylor ’68 B.A. Thomas N. Tessier Dr. Amir Toosi Dr. Sally A. White Brent Winiger World Academy


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SR. ALBINA MARIE GAZAILLE SOCIETY Giving of $250 to $499 Archie Petuck David and Michelle Alukonis Larry T. Anderson ’75 B.B.A., ’78 M.B.A. Mary T. Bollinger Pauline A. Boucher ’55 B.A. Peter Burling Sandra Jakubowski Burney ’64 B.A. Maureen L. Busa Gilbert ’75 B.A. Brenda Brouillard Calamari ’98 B.S. and Robert Calamari Jr. Marlyn A. Clark, ARNP ’00 M.S. Donna Joziatis Cohen ’03 B.A. Kathleen Sughrue Conole ’70 B.A.,’73 M.A. Conway Office Solutions Mary Ann Craig ’79 B.A. Patrice Small Davis ’77 A.S. Developmental Disability Nurses of NH Claudette T. Durocher ’63 B.A. Alexis Bond Eakin ’74 B.A. Joseph A. Fagan ’92 M.B.A. Terry R. Farias ’89 M.B.A. Patricia E. Garrity Therese Audet Gaudette ’53 Michele Gigli ’72 B.A. Carolyn Perreault Grant ’89 B.S. Warren and Linda Henderson Charlotte A. Higgins Anne L. ’72 B.A., ’78 M.A. and John Hostage Alice Introcaso Linda M. Jansky ’95 M.B.A. Barbara Bartol Joseph ’64 B.A. Teresa M. Kellaway ’03 M.Ed. Gibson B. Kennedy, Jr. ’84 M.B.A. Curtis M. King ’99 M.Ed. Eve Marie Lacroix ’66 B.A. Sheila M. MacDuff ’98 M.Ed. Therese Leonard McArdle ’67 B.A., ’81 M.B.A. Richard J. McDonald ’07 M.B.A. MJ Scrivener Medas ’74 B.A., ’85 M.B.A. Valerie Westfall Mellon ’66 Linda A. Mezzapelle ’89 B.S, ’93 M.S. Louise Monast ’77 B.A. Carolyn Mortellaro NAHGA, Inc. Barbara Zajchowski Nekula ’79 B.S.

Monique Bellegarde Patenaude ’54 B.A. Stephen M. Pereira ’02 M.S. Richard K. ’01 B.S. and Wendy ’97 M.Ed. Perrine Judith Pfeifer ’66 B.A. Claudette Pelletier Philippon ’64 B.A. Nicholas A. Pitarys Sr. ’69 M.S. Doris I. Proulx ’69 M.Ed. Vladimir Riabov, Ph.D. Theresa M. Romano Virginia Rosytinis ’50 B.A. Rotary Club of Nashua West Shirley Roy, M.D. ’64 Edward M. Smith The Honorable Donna P. Sytek The Top Half, Inc. Michael Tucci Mary Elizabeth Laney Turbyne ’59 B.A. Candace McQuaid Ulcickas ’67 B.A. Jeannine Uppgard ’71 B.A. Cheryl Cyr White ’80 B.B.A. Dr. Charles Thomas Wilkes Stanley M. Yanis Jr. ’79 B.S. 420 MAIN STREET SOCIETY Giving of $100 to $249 Diane E. Allen, RN ’96 B.S. Anita L. Anderson ’96 A.A. Jared W. Anderson Bobbie D. Bagley, RN ’97 B.S., ’14 M.S. Cheryl Bagtaz ’15 M.Ed. Barbara Genetti Bailey ’64 B.A. Dr. Susan Barbaro Marcelle Beaudry Bastien ’66 B.A. Madeleine C. Beaudin ’48 Diane Coutu Bechard ’79 B.S., ’87 M.B.A. and Maurice J. Bechard ’87 M.B.A. Leona Mae Belanger ’01 A.S. Murielle Gosselin Bennett ’72 B.A. J. Oliver Benson ’07 B.S. Joan M. Bienvenue ’99 B.S. Kenneth P. Binder Joseph L. Bingham Paula A. and Craig L. Bishop Dana Blades ’12 B.S. Jocelyn Beaudoin Blanchette ’54 B.A. Anna Thorp Boulia ’89 B.S. Carol Ann Janis Bowen ’66 B.A. Rev. Barbara A. Brawley ’86 B.A. Linda Brodeur Paladino ’82 B.S., ’01 M.Ed.

Tomoko Miyazaki Brown ’93 B.A. Bohdan Buczynski ’02 A.S. Sharon M. Burlingame ’93 M.Ed. Patricia McCaugney Burns ’70 B.A., ’79 M.Ed. Florence Bushey Jason J. Bushey ’02 B.S. Nancy Clark Butler ’61 John and Kathryn Cadigan Marianne Hartmann Campbell ’84 M.B.A. Maryse Bissonnette Charbonneau ’75 B.A. Pauline Dufresne Charest ’68 B.A. Jeanne Chealander ’71 Bishop Francis J. Christian Kathleen M. Clairmont ’92 B.S.W. John and Maureen Clark Elaine Valliere Collins ’60 B.A. Kathleen Courteau Conlon ’69 B.A. J. Diane Jacobs Connell, Ed.D. Jennifer Mackey Connolly ’69 B.A. Prudence Gatineau Cook ’57 Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed. Laura Morin Cooney ’68 B.A. Deborah L. Corey ’80 B.A. Kristen E. Corkum ’07 B.S., ’09 M.B.A. Michael and Donna Coulson Cheryl A. Cummings ’70 B.A., ’92 M.Ed. Vivian R. Cunha ’65 B.A., ’72 M.A. Victoria Calabretta Cunningham ’67 B.A. Patricia Avakian Cura ’71 B.A. Kathleen A. Dalton ’99 M.S. Judith A. D’Amico ’65 B.A. Christopher M. Davis ’97 M.S. Michaeline Della Fera Linda Denham Pauline Gosselin Desautels ’63 B.A., ’74 M.A. Patricia Litchfield Deshaies ’60 B.A. Madhumathi Deva ’00 M.S. Calvin Deyermond Claire Dickson ’02 B.S. Cynthia Saccoccia DiMaio ’68 B.A. Daniel Dion Deborah A. Dodge, RN Irene St. Gelais Dodge ’65 B.A. Timothy J. Doherty Robert L. Dolan ’88 M.B.A. Patricia A. Donelin ’76 B.A. Donna L. Dooley ’91 M.A.

Mary Ann Brand Dooley, RN ’60 B.S. Joan T. Drescher ’81 M.Ed. Timothy Dreyer Paulette Dubois ’65 B.A. Estelle Auger Dugas ’58 B.A. Marguerite Lemieux Dumaine ’58 B.A. John Dunn Cara Eckstein Renee M. Ellis ’99 A.S., ’12 B.S. Louise Filteau Estrella ’69 B.A. Mariette Beaudoin Facques ’63 B.A. Christine S. Farris ’93 M.B.A. Pamela Hebert Feeney ’72 B.A. Betty Ezzy Fitzgerald ’56 B.A. Mary E. Fitzpatrick ’99 M.S. Marie Leclaire Fleurant ’52 B.A. Marie Bourret Fournier ’65 B.A. Dr. Mary Framptom Price ’77 M.Ed. Suzanne Couture Fraser ’64 B.A. Karen E. Frenn, RN Joseph and Jill Gagne Christine M. Gallagher ’85 B.S. Sandra Danais Gamache ’80 B.B.A. Kathleen Shea Gann ’65 B.A. Mary Scheurich Gebhardt ’69 B.A. Mary Judith Burke Gedroiz ’67 B.A. Janet M. and Eugene J. Geeza Stephen D. Genest ’81 M.A., ’87 M.B.A. and Luane Desmarais Genest ’75 B.A., ’11 M.Ed. Glen A. Germanowski ’91 M.B.A. Carol Ann Brox Giguere ’73 B.A. Gerald E. Grady ’83 M.Ed. Jacquelyn M. Grainger ’67 B.A. Donny R. Guillemette ’13 M.B.A. Dr. Leola Belzil Gulino ’61 B.A. Christine Smith Haight ’96 M.Ed., ’15 Ed.D. Beth A. Hall ’90 B.S. Robert G. Hallowell Bonnie Vesely Hallowes ’65 B.A. Monica Kuniey Hanson ’72 B.A. Hollis and Jane Harrington, Jr. Paula A. Harrington ’80 B.A. Amy L. Harris ’97 B.A., ’01 M.B.A. Paul T. Hart ’80 M.B.A. Trudy Minor Hart ’66 B.A. Adrianne Havlicek Liggett ’96 B.S. Carol Ann Hayton ’76 B.A., ’94 M.B.A. Mary Hines Clark ’76 B.S.

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Li Hsi Ho Chen ’78 B.B.A., ’85 M.B.A. Nancy A. Hogan ’68 B.A. Mona Shao Hsiao ’61 B.A. Stephen ’77 B.B.A. and Nancy ’96 B.S. Huntley Josephine Capodilupo Infanger ’69 B.A. Stanley and Karen Ivas Kenneth L. Jackson ’80 M.B.A. Pamela Saccoccia Jackvony ’73 B.A. Denise Jean ’91 B.A. Sharon Jusczak Patricia A. Kalinski ’75 B.A. Kathleen S. and Michael A. Kastrinelis Robert M.’74 M.A. and Patricia A. Kealy ’80 M.A. Wanda Kennerson Richard M. Kenney ’79 M.B.A. Frank J. Kenny Jr. Mohammed Rehan Khan ’83 M.B.A. Russell L. Kincaid ’86 M.B.A. Jane D. Kirkland ’91 B.S.W. Donna Gay Klardie ’85 B.S. Alexie M. Knapp Joseph F. Knapp Leslie C. Knapp Suzette Dyrkacz Kocab ’68 B.A. Madeleine L. Lacey ’10 B.A. Louis P. Laforce ’71 M.S. Michele L. Laliberte ’74 B.A. Lori Keller Lambert Suzanne C. Lamoureux ’55 B.A. Elaine Caron Landry ’63 B.A. Carol A. Langelier, Ph.D. Jacqueline Laplante Elizabeth A. LaRose ’93 B.A. Madeleine Brault LaRose ’66 B.A. Bonita LaTorre Susan L. Lavallee ’07 B.S., ’14 M.S. Martha Leahy Gerald J. Leary ’77 M.B.A. Valerie Leclair Patrick Lipka Paul A. Lizotte, Ph.D. Gary R. Lockheimer ’78 M.Ed. Mary Louise Jenney Lowrey ’68 B.A. Kathryn Lu Carol Kristofak Lyle ’72 B.A. Joseph F. Maaser ’79 B.B.A. Teresa D. Magnus, Ph.D. Claudette Mahar

Ann Shea Malinowski ’83 B.A. Ronald E. Mallard ’82 M.B.A. Jo Ann Robert Markaverich ’70 B.A. Michelle Marrone Martha Martin ’99 M.Ed. Kathleen Crowley Martino ’84 B.S. Nancy Lesieur Massaro ’65 B.A. Donald M. Mayo ’78 A.S. Louise Lemay McDonald ’62 B.A. Michael F. McMahon ’09 B.A. Joseph F. Medina ’92 M.B.A. Mary Agnes Megeaski Dr. Martin and Angela ’06 C.A.G.S. Menke Joanne Merrill Christine Methé ’72 B.A. Diana Mihaltse ’67 B.A. James E. Miller Karen L. Mitchell ’03 B.A. Denise Boule Moline, Esq. ’69 B.A. Ellen A. Moloney ’80 B.S. Janet Box Moloney ’56 B.S. Claire J. Monast ’86 B.S. Ronald F. Morales ’81 M.B.A. Alan T. Morey ’87 M.Ed. Dr. Kevin S. Moriarty Barbara Arnold Morin ’73 B.A. David P. Morissette Rev. Paul E. Morrissette ’70 M.Ed. Katherine Morrisey Nicholas Moutioulis Therese Picher Muldoon ’52 B.A. Darcy Murphy Mary C. Murphy ’04 M.Ed. Sandra C. Naddif ’00 M.S. Lucille Lafontaine Nash ’48 B.S. Donna White Niziak ’87 B.S. Alice Barsanti Nolan ’52 B.A. Judi O’Hara, RN ’00 C.A.G.S. Anthony L. Olson ’86 M.B.A. Anthony V. ’82 M.B.A. and Marianne C. ’77 M.Ed. O’Malley Ruth Coutermarsh O’Malley ’52 B.A. Mary A. O’Neill ’72 B.A. Ronald H. Ouellet ’67 M.A. Glenda ’94 M.Ed. and Richard G. Ouellette Christofily Papadopoulos ’83 B.S., ’01 M.Ed. Anita Domingue Paradis ’48 B.A. Patricia Paradis ’69 B.A. Christopher P. Parent ’06 M.A.

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Micheline M. Pelletier ’85 B.S. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Perreault Sr. Celeste E. Philibert ’98 B.S. Kathy E. Phillibotte Charlotte E. Pogue Christine Powell ’83 M.B.A. Karen L. Pratt William A. Proskow ’80 M.B.A. Jeannine Faucher Rancourt ’64 B.A. Michelle I. Ransden ’92 B.A. Beverley Chamberlain Rattigan ’73 B.A. Janine Reale Claire Theriault Roberge ’69 B.A. Ann M. Romanowsky ’66 B.A. Cheryl Ann Rossi ’79 B.S. Maryanne L. Rotelli ’07 M.Ed. Karen T. Roy ’08 B.A. Lawrence W. Russell ’81 B.S. George H. Saalfrank Martha F. Sackovich, Esq. ’63 B.A. Talesha Saint Marc, Esq. Elizabeth T. Sarantos ’07 M.Ed. Yolanda Sayrs ’12 M.B.A. Debra A. Scanlan ’09 B.A. Elizabeth Martone Scarchilli ’74 A.S. Mildred G. Schappals ’69 M.Ed. Naomi Schoenfeld Eamonn T. Sheil ’89 B.S, ’95 M.B.A. Madeline Husk Shine ’69 B.A. Barbara Seed Siergiewicz ’79 B.F.A. Jennifer Silverman ’93 M.B.A. Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (Hudson) Christine M. Small ’92 M.B.A. Claire Fortier Solman ’71 B.A. Prachuab Soonthornprapuet ’01 M.B.A. Susan S. Spiess ’99 M.A. Louise Ann Hinchey St Cyr ’71 B.A. Kathleen A. Staley ’98 A.S. Dr. Judith A. Stanford Emilie Roberge Stiles ’82 B.A. Debra D. Stohrer Rosamond Stott Shari Stack Sugarman, Esq. ’88 B.S. Barbara Leary Sullivan ’71 B.A. Ellen D. and John A. Sullivan Marie E. Sullivan ’07 M.Ed. Helen Koenig Szuluk ’65 B.A. Lise Laforce Tanner ’66 B.A. Frederick H. Tappan Jr.

Nancy E. Tessier ’84 M.Ed. Santina Tomaino Thibedeau ’85 B.A., ’88 M.A. Louise C. Thurston ’99 M.S. Debra J. Tilders Nancy L. Titley ’87 M.Ed. George A. Torrice ’88 M.A. Dr. Michael R. Tramonte John and Beverly Tucker Gloria Lortie Tyler ’69 B.A. Zoe M. M. and John E. Veasey Holly Leland Vogel ’69 B.A. Shelley Walcott Robert Walrath, Psy. D. Kathleen Harris Werly ’68 B.A., ’76 M.Ed. Denise LaMontagne Winston ’66 B.A. Ralph R. Wolf, M.D. ’09 H Diane Wolfe ’03 M.Ed. Mary M. Worden Ann Marie Wozniak Robert L. Wright Jr. ’97 M.B.A. Elizabeth M. Zahn ’03 B.S. Michelle M. and Arthur L. Zerbey III

GIVING BY CLASS YEAR CLASS OF 1943 Maryan Hodgson Littenberg ’43 B.A. CLASS OF 1945 Jeanne Bourdages Borci ’45 B.S. CLASS OF 1946 Rosemonde LaFleur Robinson ’46 B.A. CLASS OF 1947 $125 Frances Hogue Audet ’47 B.S. Fernande Couture ’47 B.S. Therese C. Dion ’47 B.A. CLASS OF 1948 $300 Madeleine C. Beaudin ’48 Lucille Lafontaine Nash ’48 B.S. Anita Domingue Paradis ’48 B.A. CLASS OF 1949 $50 Rita Babin McGary ’49 B.A.


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CLASS OF 1950 $11,300 Henriette Levesque Allen, Ph.D. ’50 B.A. Louise Castonguay Hatch ’50 B.A. Virginia Rosytinis ’50 B.A. Therese Bernard Smith ’50 B.A. CLASS OF 1951 $1,050 Mona Pelletier Bourret ’51 B.A. Joan Keefe Cargill ’51 B.A. CLASS OF 1952 $6,571 Dr. Kathleen Moriarty Ackerman ’52 B.A., ’60 M.A. Dr. Margaret J. Aubin ’52 B.A. Rita LeBlanc Sheehan Bell ’52 B.A. Marie Leclaire Fleurant ’52 B.A. Sister Marjorie V. Francoeur, pm ’52 B.A., ’62 M.A. Jeannine Rouillard Jeffs ’52 B.A. Dorothy Wong Lu ’52 Therese Picher Muldoon ’52 B.A. Alice Barsanti Nolan ’52 B.A. Ruth Coutermarsh O’Malley ’52 B.A. Ellen Phyllis Carney Paterson ’52 B.A. CLASS OF 1953 Therese Audet Gaudette ’53 CLASS OF 1954 $1,540 Jocelyn Beaudoin Blanchette ’54 B.A. Lucille Jette French ’54 B.A. Lucille Sedlewick Lapinskas ’54 B.A., ’58 M.A. Rachel Gagne LeBlanc ’54 B.A. Pauline Gamache Milot ’54 B.A. Doucilia Caron Panella ’54 B.A. Monique Bellegarde Patenaude ’54 B.A. CLASS OF 1955 $1,145 Pauline A. Boucher ’55 B.A. Vivian Cousino Fontaine ’55 B.A. Jeannette Branchaud Gould ’55 B.A. Suzanne C. Lamoureux ’55 B.A. Lucille Gagnon Neveu ’55 B.M. Lise Pellerin Ouellette ’55 Gertrude Pepin Sherwood ’55 B.A. Jeannette Stefancik ’55

CLASS OF 1956 $10,885 Nancy Collins Barry ’56 B.A. Irene Alice LeBlanc Drew ’56 B.A. Betty Ezzy Fitzgerald ’56 B.A. Annette Lussier Gagliardi ’56 B.A. Janet Box Moloney ’56 B.S. Carroll Brown Simpson ’56 B.A. Doris Conley Webb ’56 B.A. CLASS OF 1957 $250 Prudence Gatineau Cook ’57 Mary Secor Crowe ’57 B.A. Joan Frechette Davenport ’57 B.A. Louise Forget Guertin ’57 B.A. Laurette Lafleur Marquis ’57 B.A. CLASS OF 1958 $360 Sister Monique Bernatchez, pm ’58 B.A. Constance Langlois Carey ’58 B.A. Rachel Cyr ’58 B.A. Estelle Auger Dugas ’58 B.A. Marguerite Lemieux Dumaine ’58 B.A. Carol Dvareckas Looney ’58 B.A. CLASS OF 1959 $12,710 Irene Paquin Brown ’59 B.S. Marie McLaughlin Campobasso ’59 B.A. Elizabeth Donadio Dickinson ’59 B.A. Jeanne Valiquette Fortin ’59 B.M. Agnes M. Grace ’59 B.A. Anne Marie Cloutier Joshi ’59 B.A. Claudette Theriault Payer ’59 B.A. Sister Constance Perreault, pm ’59 B.A. Marie Jose Roumain ’59 Mary Elizabeth Laney Turbyne ’59 B.A. Judith Roussel Willis ’59 B.S. CLASS OF 1960 $3,415 Claudette Gendron Apicella ’60 B.A. Sandra M. Axton ’60 B.A., ’67 M.Ed. Elaine Valliere Collins ’60 B.A. Patricia Litchfield Deshaies ’60 B.A. Mary Ann Brand Dooley, RN ’60 B.S. Denise Dorson ’60 Claire Dion Paine ’60 B.A. Claire Tessier St. Laurent ’60 B.A.

CLASS OF 1961 $300 Nancy Clark Butler ’61 Dr. Leola Belzil Gulino ’61 B.A. Mona Shao Hsiao ’61 B.A. CLASS OF 1962 $300 Paula Mulvanity Boese ’62 B.A. Claudette Turcotte Burque ’62 B.A. Rose Yermal Carney ’62 B.A. Janice Theriault Jacobs ’62 B.A. Louise Lemay McDonald ’62 B.A. Madeleine Auger Robinson ’62 B.A. Marie Mascetti Young ’62 CLASS OF 1963 $4,560 Nancy Sedlewicz Caruso ’63 B.A. Pauline Ouellette Cordray ’63 B.A. Pauline Gosselin Desautels ’63 B.A., ’74 M.A. Claudette T. Durocher ’63 B.A. Mariette Beaudoin Facques ’63 B.A. Maureen Brand Grillo ’63 B.A. Elaine Caron Landry ’63 B.A. Jeannette Beausoleil Mueller ’63 B.A. Mary Bui Nguyen ’63 B.A. Julienne Langlois Nicoletti ’63 B.S. Lorraine Morin Pasciak ’63 B.A. Claire Pied Hailu ’63 B.A. Annette Ethier Raffier ’63 B.A. Martha F. Sackovich, Esq. ’63 B.A. Francoise Poliquin Vallee ’63 Sister Martha Villeneuve, pm ’63 B.A. CLASS OF 1964 $3,622 Barbara Genetti Bailey ’64 B.A. Paulette Loranger Burnes ’64 B.A. Sandra Jakubowski Burney ’64 B.A. Lucille Paquette Dorr ’64 B.A. Claire Durocher ’64 B.A. Suzanne Couture Fraser ’64 B.A. Louise Dufresne Houde ’64 B.A. Barbara Bartol Joseph ’64 B.A. Mary Herlihy Joyce ’64 Paula Murphy Keup ’64 B.A. Mary Lavoie Koes ’64 B.A. Lynn Vickery Lanczycki ’64 Valorie Thibeault McGlynn ’64 B.A. Joan Clarke McMains ’64 B.A.

Claudette Pelletier Philippon ’64 B.A. Diane Pihl ’64 Angela Devoti Rakowski ’64 B.A. Jeannine Faucher Rancourt ’64 B.A. Shirley Roy, M.D. ’64 Anna Devoti Sellers ’64 B.A. Barbara Benn Stelling ’64 B.A. Joanne DeMita Thayer ’64 B.A. CLASS OF 1965 $2,332 Roberta M. Banfield ’65 M.Ed. Ann Marie Bouvier ’65 B.A., ’72 M.Ed. Christine Ethier Brennan ’65 B.A. Vivian R. Cunha ’65 B.A., ’72 M.A. Judith A. D’Amico ’65 B.A. Irene St. Gelais Dodge ’65 B.A. Paulette Dubois ’65 B.A. Marie Bourret Fournier ’65 B.A. Kathleen Shea Gann ’65 B.A. Bonnie Vesely Hallowes ’65 B.A. Sister Joan D. Joyal, pm ’65 B.A., ’73 M.Ed. Jane Pawlukiewicz LaFrance ’65 B.A. Nancy Lesieur Massaro ’65 B.A. Florence Witkop McEwen ’65 B.A. Helen Koenig Szuluk ’65 B.A. Eileen Prendergast Tofil ’65 B.A. Estelle Papagiotas Vore ’65 B.A. CLASS OF 1966 $4,543 Marcelle Beaudry Bastien ’66 B.A. Carol Urbanek Borst ’66 B.A. Carol Ann Janis Bowen ’66 B.A. Christine Dingwall Cook ’66 B.A. Collette DeGrandpre ’66 B.A. Margaret E. Finnigan ’66 M.Ed. Trudy Minor Hart ’66 B.A. Noreen Hartigan Waters ’66 B.A. Irene St. Maurice Healy ’66 B.A. Eve Marie Lacroix ’66 B.A. Madeleine Brault LaRose ’66 B.A. Therese Fecteau Leblanc ’66 B.A. Paula Quastello Leger ’66 B.A. Grace Angelillo Lundeen ’66 B.A. Barbara Baker Lussier ’66 B.A., ’83 M.A. Valerie Westfall Mellon ’66 Patricia Pawlukiewicz ’66 B.A., ’71 M.Ed. Judith Pfeifer ’66 B.A. Anne Spofford Rivard ’66 B.A. Ann M. Romanowsky ’66 B.A. Lise Laforce Tanner ’66 B.A.

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Helen Madden Tencellent ’66 B.A. Sister Lucille Thibodeau, pm, Ph.D. ’66 B.A., ’72 M.A. Denise LaMontagne Winston ’66 B.A. Susan J. Zator ’66 B.A. CLASS OF 1967 $1,895 Victoria Calabretta Cunningham ’67 B.A. Mary Ann Perkins DeClemente ’67 B.A. Mary Judith Burke Gedroiz ’67 B.A. Jacquelyn M. Grainger ’67 B.A. Ann Hailson Hardiman ’67 B.A. Therese Leonard McArdle ’67 B.A., ’81 M.B.A. Diana Mihaltse ’67 B.A. Ronald H. Ouellet ’67 M.A. Ann Kilelea Paré ’67 B.A. Susanne Ferron Proulx ’67 B.A. Rose Marie Richard Robichaud ’67 B.A., ’71 M.A. Eva E. Simard ’67 M.Ed. Candace McQuaid Ulcickas ’67 B.A. Jane McCann Walsh ’67 B.A. CLASS OF 1968 $5,360 Yadja Pipcynski Bacher ’68 B.A. Pauline Dufresne Charest ’68 B.A. Laura Morin Cooney ’68 B.A. Jeanne Cusson ’68 B.A. Patricia Lussier Demanche ’68 B.A. Cynthia Saccoccia DiMaio ’68 B.A. Jane Ricard Gilbert ’68 B.A. Pauiline J. Girouard ’68 B.A. Michele Bujold Hansen ’68 B.A, ’88 M.A. Pauline Hayden ’68 B.A. Nancy A. Hogan ’68 B.A. Suzette Dyrkacz Kocab ’68 B.A. Patricia Przekop Landry ’68 B.A. Mary Louise Jenney Lowrey ’68 B.A. Jan Corinne MacLennan Kennedy ’68 B.A. Muriel Richard McDonough ’68 B.A. Kathryn Gray Riels ’68 B.A. Pauline Degrace Taylor ’68 B.A. Estella Vandestienne ’68 B.A. Diane Harrison Walsh ’68 B.A. Kathleen Harris Werly ’68 B.A., ’76 M.Ed.

CLASS OF 1969 $15,878 Joyce Adams ’69 B.A. Frances Pawlukiewicz Beaulieu ’69 B.A. Lizabeth Kemp Brino ’69 B.A. Anita St. Pierre Brown ’69 B.A. Kathleen Courteau Conlon ’69 B.A. Jennifer Mackey Connolly ’69 B.A. Doris A. Cote ’69 B.A. Janet Smith Dalis ’69 B.A. Elda M. Dawber ’69 B.A. Laurette P. Delisle ’69 B.A. Louise Filteau Estrella ’69 B.A. Renee Caldarelli Fabrizio ’69 B.A. Mary Scheurich Gebhardt ’69 B.A. Larna G. Guevin ’69 M.Ed. Pauline Therrien Hanson ’69 B.A. Josephine Capodilupo Infanger ’69 B.A. Maria Guiffrida Kretas ’69 B.A. Jeannine Leblanc Maloney ’69 B.A. Marie Montminy Marion ’69 B.A. Ernest A. Mercier ’69 M.Ed. Denise Boule Moline, Esq. ’69 B.A. Patricia Levins Moreland ’69 B.A. Jacqueline Gendreau Murphy ’69 B.A. Patricia Paradis ’69 B.A. Nicholas A. Pitarys Sr. ’69 M.S. Doris I. Proulx ’69 M.Ed. Sandra Glinka Ray ’69 B.A. Donna Bastien Riley ’69 B.A. Mary Ann Riopelle ’69 B.A. Claire Theriault Roberge ’69 B.A. Linda Lemery Robinson ’69 B.A., ’79 M.Ed., ’94 H Mildred G. Schappals ’69 M.Ed. Mary Ann Cichocki Sender ’69 B.A. Ida Grossi Shea ’69 B.A. Madeline Husk Shine ’69 B.A. Joanne Cassidy Spirito ’69 B.A. Ellen Monahan Trojan ’69 B.A. Gloria Lortie Tyler ’69 B.A. Holly Leland Vogel ’69 B.A. CLASS OF 1970 $22,191 Patricia McCaugney Burns ’70 B.A., ’79 M.Ed. Louise Renaud Classon ’70 B.A. Mercedes R. Clifford ’70 B.A. Kathleen Sughrue Conole ’70 B.A., ’73 M.A.

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Susan Blake Cook ’70 B.A. Carmen Berube Coulombe ’70 B.A. Cheryl A. Cummings ’70 B.A., ’92 M.Ed. Jacqueline A. Dufour ’70 B.A. Anne Marie Ethier ’70 B.A. Ann Stadherr Fuller ’70 B.A. Suzanne S. Gilbert ’70 B.A., ’81 B.A. Aline Brindamour Godfrey ’70 B.A. Jo Ann Robert Markaverich ’70 B.A. Judith A. Markham ’70 B.A. Nancy May ’70 B.A. Sylvia Michaud Kessell ’70 B.A. Rev. Paul E. Morrissette ’70 M.Ed. Constance V. Neilan Masiello ’70 B.A. Richard Piwowarski ’70 M.Ed. Judith Michaud Riff ’70 B.A. Letizia Struffolino Tesoro ’70 B.A. Louise Thiboutot Wallent ’70 B.A. CLASS OF 1971 $2,665 Jeanne Chealander ’71 Patricia Avakian Cura ’71 B.A. Elaine Desjardins Farley ’71 B.A. Anne Kennedy ’71 B.A. Louis P. Laforce ’71 M.S. Diane R. Levesque ’71 B.A. Adele Kaufman Morris ’71 B.A. Linda St. Onge Ravenelle ’71 B.A., ’78 M.Ed. Diane Desfosses Reynolds ’71 B.A. Claire Fortier Solman ’71 B.A. Louise Ann Hinchey St Cyr ’71 B.A. Barbara Leary Sullivan ’71 B.A. Marie Dube Tessier ’71 B.A. Jeannine Uppgard ’71 B.A. Judith Kfoury Urbanczyk ’71 B.A. CLASS OF 1972 $1,825 Murielle Gosselin Bennett ’72 B.A. Cherene Fortin Boyer ’72 B.A., ’95 M.Ed. Charleen Behme Demetrio ’72 B.A. Pamela Hebert Feeney ’72 B.A. Michele Gigli ’72 B.A. Monica Kuniey Hanson ’72 B.A. Sandra Dupuis Hogan ’72 B.A. Anne L. Hostage ’72 B.A., ’78 M.A. Deloris Isabelle Jay ’72 B.A. Janette Weber Joyce ’72 B.A., ’89 M.Ed. Helene Maheu Lauziere ’72 B.A.

Carol Kristofak Lyle ’72 B.A. James R. McGlynn ’72 M.Ed. Karen Lavigne McNally ’72 B.A. Christine Methé ’72 B.A. Mary A. O’Neill ’72 B.A. Carol A. Strack ’72 M.A. Beverly Neugebauer Toolin ’72 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1973 $6,400 Muriel Roberge Blais ’73 B.A. Stephanie Farricy Cuff ’73 B.A. Paula Tetrault Erickson ’73 B.A. Diane Vaillancourt Gallagher ’73 B.A., ’97 M.A.T. Carol Ann Brox Giguere ’73 B.A. Pamela Saccoccia Jackvony ’73 B.A. Janis Lafko Kiehle ’73 B.A. Jacqueline Amesbury Komosky ’73 B.A. Kathryn Buob Lenczycki ’73 B.A. Barbara Arnold Morin ’73 B.A. Capt. Mary Pierce Mosier ’73 B.A. Louise Poirier Ouellette ’73 B.A. Joan M. Payeur ’73 B.A., ’04 M.Ed. Jane McGillicuddy Phipps ’73 B.A. Beverley Chamberlain Rattigan ’73 B.A. Nancy M. Ray ’73 B.A. Kathleen Gallagher Roosa ’73 B.A. Kathleen Gray White ’73 B.A., ’00 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1974 $1,992 Christine Gettens Bell ’74 B.A. Dawn Pearsall Boehm ’74 B.A. Diana M. Caron ’74 B.A. Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed. Mary Jean Meehan Desmarais ’74 B.A. Alexis Bond Eakin ’74 B.A. Vernon D. Ellars ’74 B.A., ’77 M.B.A. Patricia Cahill Hanson ’74 B.A. Robert M. Kealy ’74 M.A. Michele L. Laliberte ’74 B.A. MJ Scrivener Medas ’74 B.A., ’85 M.B.A. Claudette C. Pinard ’74 B.A. Elizabeth Martone Scarchilli ’74 A.S. Robert J. Shea ’74 M.Ed. Margaret A. Stafford ’74 B.A. Mary Horansky Szymczak ’74 B.A.


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CLASS OF 1975 $1,190 Larry T. Anderson ’75 B.B.A., ’78 M.B.A. Maureen L. Busa Gilbert ’75 B.A. Maryse Bissonnette Charbonneau ’75 B.A. Luane Desmarais Genest ’75 B.A.,’11 M.Ed. Patricia A. Kalinski ’75 B.A. Janice Budinger Lauder ’75 B.A. Jeanette McGillicuddy ’75 M.A., ’79 M.Ed., ’91 M.S Jacqueline Leblond Royles ’75 B.S. Sandra J. Russell ’75 B.A. Patricia McCarthy Thistle ’75 M.A. Maurice R. Trottier ’75 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1976 $3,100 Patricia A. Donelin ’76 B.A. Carol Ann Hayton ’76 B.A., ’94 M.B.A. Mary Hines Clark ’76 B.S. Catherine Dupont Laliberte ’76 B.A., ’80 M.Ed. Thomas G. Livingston ’76 A.S. Warren E. Mason, Ed.D. ’76 M.A. Karen L. Nadeski ’76 B.A. Jean M. Robinson ’76 M.Ed. Richard A. Starry Sr. ’76 B.B.A. Joseph A. Wozniak ’76 B.S. Roland F. Young Jr. ’76 B.B.A. CLASS OF 1977 $1,036 Robert R. Bean ’77 M.B.A. Patrice Small Davis ’77 A.S. David M. Dube ’77 M.Ed. Dr. Mary Framptom Price ’77 M.Ed. Martha Saltamacchia Girard ’77 B.A. Richard T. Haskins ’77 B.A. Stephen D. Huntley ’77 B.B.A. Gerald J. Leary ’77 M.B.A. Lucien F. Lussier ’77 B.A. Joseph T. McGuane ’77 M.Ed. Louise Monast ’77 B.A. Carole A. Moore ’77 B.S. Marianne C. O’Malley ’77 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1978 $1,265 Dr. Robert M. Brown ’78 M.A. Denise P. Deshaies ’78 M.Ed. Marie Migneault Dobens ’78 B.A. Madeleine C. Fournier ’78 B.A.

Kathleen Sheridan Gallo ’78 B.S. Bonita Henley Hansberry ’78 B.A., ’88 M.Ed. Li Hsi Ho Chen ’78 B.B.A., ’85 M.B.A. Gary R. Lockheimer ’78 M.Ed. Donald M. Mayo ’78 A.S. Grace P. Morse ’78 B.B.A. James P. Murphy ’78 M.B.A. Carla M. Nadeski ’78 B.A. Ann C. Saltalamacchia ’78 B.S. Dennis L. Sellke ’78 M.B.A. Marlene M. Soracco ’75 A.S., ’ 78 B.S., ’87 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1979 $14,265 Diane Coutu Bechard ’79 B.S., ’87 M.B.A. Theresa Baril Boisvert ’79 B.B.A. Bette B. Coty ’79 M.Ed. Mary Ann Craig ’79 B.A. Martha G. Crimmins ’79 Ronald R. Dean ’79 M.B.A. Dean F. French ’79 M.S. Daniel C. Hansberry ’79 M.Ed. Richard M. Kenney ’79 M.B.A. Carol A. Kreick ’79 B.A., ’84 M.A. John J. Lanczycki Jr. ’79 M.B.A. Joseph F. Maaser ’79 B.B.A. Elizabeth Stout Mague ’79 B.A. Samuel J. Matson III ’79 M.A. Thomas J. McIntyre ’79 M.S. Barbara Zajchowski Nekula ’79 B.S. Daniel J. Petrini ’79 M.B.A. Elizabeth E. Robbins ’79 B.A. Cheryl Ann Rossi ’79 B.S. Barbara Seed Siergiewicz ’79 B.F.A. Ronald C. Talewsky ’79 M.B.A. Stanley M. Yanis Jr. ’79 B.S. CLASS OF 1980 $3,560 Deborah L. Corey ’80 B.A. Laurie Deneault Collins ’80 B.M., ’96 M.Ed. Dr. Jane E. Dwyer ’80 M.Ed. Helen K. Ferrigno ’80 B.A. Brenda Straughan Gabriel ’80 B.S. Sandra Danais Gamache ’80 B.B.A. Cynthia Gallant Growe ’80 B.A. Paula A. Harrington ’80 B.A. Paul T. Hart ’80 M.B.A. Kenneth L. Jackson ’80 M.B.A.

Mitra Jazayeri ’80 B.S. Anne Marie Suleski Jette ’80 B.A. Patricia A. Kealy ’80 M.A. Mary Ellen Kelley ’80 M.Ed. Ellen A. Moloney ’80 B.S. Joan Coughlin Morin ’80 B.S. Raymond R. Murphy ’80 M.B.A. Irene C. Oliveira ’80 B.A. Harold T. O’Rourke ’80 M.B.A. William A. Proskow ’80 M.B.A. Lucille Baillargeon St. Onge ’80 B.S., ’87 M.B.A. Frank J. Wallent ’80 M.B.A. Cheryl Cyr White ’80 B.B.A. CLASS OF 1981 $11,721 Maryann E. Brady ’81 M.A., ’02 M.A. Joyce Ann Desjardins ’81 B.A., ’83 M.Ed. Joan T. Drescher ’81 M.Ed. A. Terese Dwyer ’81 B.A., ’15 C.A.G.S. Catherine Conway Eames ’81 B.S. Stephen D. Genest ’81 M.A., ’87 M.B.A. Dr. Barbara Ann Gondek ’81 M.Ed., ’85 M.Ed. Robert E. Hansly ’81 B.S., ’85 M.B.A. Linda Dakoulas Johnson, Esq. ’81 B.S. Ronald F. Morales ’81 M.B.A. Carolyn A. Root ’81 A.S. Lawrence W. Russell ’81 B.S. Leonard T. Shetensky ’81 M.B.A. Kathleen White ’81 B.S., ’90 M.B.A., ’15 C.A.G.S. Eugene E. Wilmot ’81 A.A. CLASS OF 1982 $1,704 Thomas A. Andruskevich ’82 M.B.A. Mary Ann Breen, RN ’82 M.Ed. Linda Brodeur Paladino ’82 B.S., ’01 M.Ed. Krista Flore Clark ’82 B.A. Hong Hai Gardiner ’82 B.S. Marguerite A. Korn ’82 B.A. Myles J. Lund ’82 M.B.A. Ronald E. Mallard ’82 M.B.A. Anthony V. O’Malley ’82 M.B.A. Dr. Madeleine Bedard Ryan ’82 B.S., ’84 B.S. Emilie Roberge Stiles ’82 B.A. Alice W. Tripp ’82 B.S. Christine WIlson ’82 B.S. Carmela T. Zona ’82 B.S.

CLASS OF 1983 $743 Donna Lamoureux Elle Flores ’77 A.S., ’83 B.S. Gerald E. Grady ’83 M.Ed. Sheryl Joslin Homola ’83 B.A. Mohammed Rehan Khan ’83 M.B.A. Raymond J. Labore ’83 M.B.A. Ann Shea Malinowski ’83 B.A. Jacqueline Soucy McGettigan ’83 B.A. Christofily Papadopoulos ’83 B.S., ’01 M.Ed. Christine Powell ’83 M.B.A. James A. Seager ’83 M.B.A. CLASS OF 1984 $1,387 Georgette Pinette Barry ’84 B.S. Richard Bielawski ’84 B.S. Alison B. Boyce ’84 B.S. Marianne Hartmann Campbell ’84 M.B.A. Gibson B. Kennedy, Jr. ’84 M.B.A. Kathleen Crowley Martino ’84 B.S. Lynn Gustin O’Connell ’84 B.S. Nancy Elden Powers ’84 B.S. Nancy E. Tessier ’84 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1985 $1,377 Marianna K. Caveney ’85 B.S.W., ’90 M.Ed. Deborah Gadoury Kaufman ’85 B.A. Christine M. Gallagher ’85 B.S. Sandra J. Jeffery ’85 M.Ed. Donna Gay Klardie ’85 B.S. Deborah Vander Heyden Maloney ’85 B.S. Micheline M. Pelletier ’85 B.S. Leona L. Shanholtz ’85 M.B.A. Lucille M. Shurkus, RN ’85 B.A. Sally A. Stalker ’85 M.B.A. Santina Tomaino Thibedeau ’85 B.A., ’88 M.A. MaryAnne Turner ’85 B.A. CLASS OF 1986 $1,750 Judy Jefferson Alberts ’86 M.B.A. Davida Stagner Andrew ’86 B.S. Rev. Barbara A. Brawley ’86 B.A. Katherine Demetriades Conley ’86 B.F.A. Peter A. Dallas ’86 M.S. Ifen C. Foster ’86 M.S. Robert M. Kectic ’86 M.B.A. Russell L. Kincaid ’86 M.B.A.

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Robert A. Miller ’86 M.B.A. Claire J. Monast ’86 B.S. Anthony L. Olson ’86 M.B.A. Karen J. Petry ’86 B.S. Wendy Tobin ’86 B.S. William O. Wheeler ’86 M.B.A. CLASS OF 1987 $733 Elaine Coughlin Bean ’87 M.B.A. Maurice J. Bechard ’87 M.B.A. Richard L. Cane ’87 M.B.A. Marc V. Fournier ’87 M.B.A. Larry M. Hamm ’87 B.S. Stuart E. Jeans ’87 M.B.A. Rosalie M. Kuehn ’87 B.A., ’05 M.A.T. Beverly J. Marandett ’87 M.Ed. Alan T. Morey ’87 M.Ed. Anne M. Niccoli ’87 M.A. Donna White Niziak ’87 B.S. Louise Bernier Ouellette ’87 B.S., ’90 M.B.A. Judith Ravenelle Seager ’87 B.S. Nancy L. Titley ’87 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1988 $655 Janet M. Atkinson ’88 M.Ed. Susan Guilmette Dansereau ’88 B.F.A. Robert L. Dolan ’88 M.B.A. Christopher T. Lafleur ’88 B.A. Mary Ann Marchi ’88 B.S. Grant J. Milbouer ’88 M.B.A. Beverly J. Moore ’88 A.S. Susan Morrissette Ramsey ’84 A.S., ’88 B.S. Paul M. Siekman ’88 M.B.A. Shari Stack Sugarman, Esq. ’88 B.S. Forrest E. Thornton ’88 M.B.A. George A. Torrice ’88 M.A. Vivian Wong ’88 B.S. CLASS OF 1989 $1,333 Gretchen M. Birdsall ’89 M.B.A. Anna Thorp Boulia ’89 B.S. Terry R. Farias ’89 M.B.A. Carolyn Perreault Grant ’89 B.S. Nancy J. LaPolice ’89 B.S. Linda A. Mezzapelle ’89 B.S, ’93 M.S. Kenneth B. Miller ’89 M.S. Mary Cahalane Miller ’89 M.S.

Eamonn T. Sheil ’89 B.S, ’95 M.B.A. Susan A. Teser ’89 M.B.A. CLASS OF 1990 $417 Carol Cloutier Anderson ’84 A.S., ’90 B.S. Audra Ouellette Cast ’90 B.S. Susan M. Gould ’90 M.S. Beth A. Hall ’90 B.S. Kimberly A. Montine ’90 M.A.T. Jeanne S. Provencher ’90 M.A. Darlene M. Spang ’90 B.S. Donna L. Sparks ’90 M.Ed. Ann Fraser Trainor ’90 B.S. CLASS OF 1991 $6,398 Amy Weeks Barbour ’91 B.A. Michele M. Brannan ’91 M.A. Michele Hurtle Burke ’91 B.S. Nan C. Cote ’91 M.B.A. Mary F. Damphousse ’91 B.A. Donna L. Dooley ’91 M.A. Glen A. Germanowski ’91 M.B.A. Kevin J. ’91 M.B.A. and Eileen Halloran Denise Jean ’91 B.A. Jane D. Kirkland ’91 B.S.W. Diane C. Lovallo ’91 M.B.A. Jodi Nolet Panzino ’91 B.S. Tracy Abel Pelletier, RN ’91 A.S. Charles Reynolds ’91 M.Ed. Sharon R. Tamposi ’91 B.S., ’95 M.B.A. Jennifer L. Yeomans ’91 M.B.A. CLASS OF 1992 $1,495 Susan Sommer Ballou ’92 B.A., ’05 M.Ed. David Chin ’92 B.S. Kathleen M. Clairmont ’92 B.S.W. Joseph A. Fagan ’92 M.B.A. Joseph A. Gagnon, Jr. ’92 M.B.A. Susan G. Holt ’92 B.A. Carol A. Kuzdeba ’92 M.Ed. Michael E. Lozeau ’92 M.A. Annette Marshall ’92 M.Ed. Joseph F. Medina ’92 M.B.A. Diane Rocha Monico Ph.D ’92 B.A., ’95 M.A./M.A.T. Michelle I. Ransden ’92 B.A. Christine M. Small ’92 M.B.A. James F. Van Bever ’92 M.A.

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CLASS OF 1993 $941 Tomoko Miyazaki Brown ’93 B.A. Sharon M. Burlingame ’93 M.Ed. Christine S. Farris ’93 M.B.A. Ellen G. Houlihan ’93 M.B.A. Roxane J.M. Howe ’93 M.Ed. Penelope Thornton Kaloudis ’93 M.B.A. Elizabeth A. LaRose ’93 B.A. Paula G. Lochhead ’93 M.Ed. MaryEllen McGrath ’93 B.A. Mary Ellen Palmer ’93 M.Ed. Jennifer Silverman ’93 M.B.A. James R. White ’81 M.S. CLASS OF 1994 $3,670 Dillard E. Collins ’94 M.Ed. Delores J. Davis ’94 M.B.A. Elaine R. Farrington ’94 B.S. Dianne L. Forti, RN ’94 B.S., ’97 M.S. Joanne P. Jeannette, RN ’94 B.S. Wayne R. MacDougall ’94 M.Ed. James M. Moher ’94 B.S. Glenda Ouellette ’94 M.Ed. Paul N. Sirois ’88 A.S., ’94 B.S., ’16 M.S. Carie A. Tarte ’94 B.S. CLASS OF 1995 $706 Nancy C. Clough ’95 C.A.G.S. Judith D. Donohue ’95 A.S. Huazhong He ’95 M.S. Linda M. Jansky ’95 M.B.A. Dianne M. Morin ’95 B.S. John Patriakeas ’95 M.B.A. Mary Jane Taylor ’95 B.S. Beverly F. Walker ’95 A.A. Leatha M. Warenda ’95 B.A., ’03 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1996 $888 Thomas J. Agriesti ’96 B.A. Diane E. Allen, RN ’94 A.S., ’96 B.S. Anita L. Anderson ’96 A.A. Beatrice Currier, RN ’96 A.S. Francine M. Gagnon ’96 B.A. Jennifer Gilliland ’96 B.A. Peter F. Guevin ’96 M.B.A. Christine Smith Haight ’96 M.Ed.,’15 Ed.D. Adrianne Havlicek Liggett ’96 B.S. Nancy A. Huntley ’96 B.S.

Lois A. Jourdain, RN ’96 B.S. Patricia K. Ladner, RN ’96 A.S. Peter F. McLaughlin ’96 M.B.A. Pamela S. O’Neill ’96 B.S., ’01 M.Ed. Claudette C. Ramsey ’96 M.S. Nancy J. Sterling ’96 C.A.G.S. Deblyn M. Stevens Luongo ’96 A.S. Donna L. Strasburger ’96 M.Ed. CLASS OF 1997 $2,586 Bobbie D. Bagley, RN ’96 A.S., ’97 B.S., ’14 M.S. Deborah Belcher ’97 M.A. Christopher M. Davis ’97 M.S. Aaron C. Dufoe ’97 B.S., ’99 M.B.A. Daniel H. D’Urso ’97 M.S. Elaine L. Fiorilla ’97 B.A. Amy L. Harris ’97 B.A., ’01 M.B.A. Mary F. Levasseur ’97 M.Ed. Michael B. Mansfield ’97 B.S. Jack Moynihan ’97 B.A., ’02 M.A. Wendy B. Perrine ’97 M.Ed. Robert L. Wright Jr. ’97 M.B.A. CLASS OF 1998 $1,545 Brenda Brouillard Calamari ’98 B.S. Daniel J. Cerat ’98 B.A. Doreen M. Chamapgne ’98 B.A. Danielle P. Durocher ’98 M.B.A. Marguerite M. Lemmermann ’98 B.F.A., ’05 M.Ed. Sheila M. MacDuff ’98 M.Ed. Kathleen T. McNabb ’98 B.S. Corinne A. Murphy ’98 B.A. Celeste E. Philibert ’98 B.S. Kathleen A. Staley ’98 A.S. Christine A. Titus ’98 B.A. Elaine M. White ’98 B.A. CLASS OF 1999 $1,373 Joan M. Bienvenue ’99 B.S. Kathleen A. Dalton ’99 M.S. Mary E. Fitzpatrick ’99 M.S. Carol A. Gorelick ’99 B.A., ’05 M.Ed. Janet Gustitus ’98 A.S., ’99 B.S., ’16 M.S. James E. Henderson ’99 M.S. Curtis M. King ’99 M.Ed. Martha Martin ’99 M.Ed. Martha C. McLarney ’99 M.A.


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Linda H. Reed ’99 M.S. Elaine T. Samant ’99 B.A. Karen Shabilia Piskopanis ’99 B.F.A. Susan S. Spiess ’99 M.A. Louise C. Thurston ’99 M.S. CLASS OF 2000 $5,654 Lori J. Adams ’00 M.A. Michelle M. Cushion Blake ’00 B.S., ’16 M.B.A. Josephine Burgess ’00 M.B.A. John G. Chambers II ’00 M.S. Sarah Chianese ’00 B.A. Marlyn A. Clark, ARNP ’00 M.S. James J. Cote II ’00 B.S. Keeva D. Davis ’00 B.A. Ann Breslin DeCiccio ’00 M.A. Madhumathi Deva ’00 M.S. Sandra C. Naddif ’00 M.S. Raymond R. Noel ’00 M.B.A. Judi O’Hara, RN ’00 C.A.G.S. Kathleen J. Patenaude ’00 B.S., ’03 M.S. Katherine D. Pecorelli ’00 M.S. Paula J. Williams, RN ’00 C.A.G.S. Virginia L. Wright ’00 M.S. CLASS OF 2001 $1,606 Lynn E. Andersen, RN ’01 C.A.G.S. Leona Mae Belanger ’01 A.S. Jill A. Frechette ’01 M.A.T. Judith E. House ’01 M.Ed. Richard K. Perrine ’01 B.S. Prachuab Soonthornprapuet ’01 M.B.A. CLASS OF 2002 $786 Anne T. Benoit RN ’02 A.S. Agnes R. Blatus ’02 M.Ed. Tracy Bollinger Boucher ’02 B.A. Bohdan Buczynski ’02 A.S. Jason J. Bushey ’02 B.S. Claire Dickson ’02 B.S. Stephen M. Pereira ’02 M.S. Qian Xiao ’02 M.S. CLASS OF 2003 $2,106 Donna Joziatis Cohen ’03 B.A. Karen Cooper ’03 M.B.A. Teresa M. Kellaway ’03 M.Ed. Karen L. Mitchell ’03 B.A.

Jean L. Wesinger ’03 M.S. Diane Wolfe ’03 M.Ed. Elizabeth M. Zahn ’03 B.S. CLASS OF 2004 $689 Christina Austin Cuzzi ’04 B.S., ’08 M.B.A. Serena A. Levine ’04 M.Ed. Mary C. Murphy ’04 M.Ed. Michael D. Schroth ’04 M.Ed. Karen Walsh ’04 M.Ed. CLASS OF 2005 $227 Allison C. Gagne ’05 B.A. Elaine M. Lamb ’05 A.A. Deborah L. Schneider ’05 M.Ed. J. Catherine Widmer ’05 A.S. CLASS OF 2006 $1,630 Sharon L. Clute ’06 M.Ed. Brian JT Cooper ’06 B.S., ’08 M.B.A. Janice D. Harrison ’06 M.A.T. Veronica Anne Kaminski ’06 B.S. Donna Perry Marceau ’06 M.A.T. Angela S. Menke ’06 C.A.G.S. Christopher P. Parent ’06 M.A. Bradley J. Wuorinen ’06 M.A. CLASS OF 2007 $1,230 J. Oliver Benson ’07 B.S. Kristen E. Corkum ’07 B.S., ’09 M.B.A. Mary J. Gallant ’07 B.S., ’16 M.S. Kevin Gately ’07 M.B.A. Joan M. LaFlamme ’07 B.A. Susan L. Lavallee ’07 B.S., ’14 M.S. Richard J. McDonald ’07 M.B.A. Suzanne M. Rosa ’07 B.A., ’16 M.B.A. Maryanne L. Rotelli ’07 M.Ed. Elizabeth T. Sarantos ’07 M.Ed. Marie E. Sullivan ’07 M.Ed. CLASS OF 2008 $440 Kevin N. Anctil ’08 M.B.A. Shona Emery ’08 B.A. Suryanarayana Karri ’08 M.B.A. Pattyann J. Labrie ’08 B.S. Robin Orford ’08 Cert.

Ethel C. Palumbo ’08 A.A. Karen T. Roy ’08 B.A. CLASS OF 2009 $1,570 Sean C. Bicknell ’09 B.A. Michael A. Croatti ’09 M.B.A. Jodianne L. Ingersoll ’09 B.S., ’16 M.S. Michael F. McMahon ’09 B.A. Debra A. Scanlan ’09 B.A. Diana Strano ’09 M.B.A. CLASS OF 2010 $172 Jennifer E. Bean ’10 M.B.A. Amanda J. Higginbotham ’10 B.S.,’16 M.S. Madeleine L. Lacey ’10 B.A. CLASS OF 2011 $40 Diane M. Murphy ’11 B.S. Jaclyn M. Scanlon ’11 B.A. CLASS OF 2012 $951 Victoria G. Arico ’12 A.S. Dana Blades ’12 B.S. Renee M. Ellis ’99 A.S., ’12 B.S. Rama J. Karri ’12 M.S. Patrick A. Obertin ’12 M.Ed. Lauren N. Saccoccio ’12 B.A. Yolanda Sayrs ’12 M.B.A. CLASS OF 2013 $1,226 Nicole Beaulieu ’13 B.A., ’16 M.Ed. Hollyann E. DeCarteret ’13 B.S. Donny R. Guillemette ’13 M.B.A. Chloe Landon ’13 B.A. Sarah MacKay ’13 B.A. Robert Marceau ’13 M.S. Diane F. Winter ’13 B.A. CLASS OF 2014 $697 Melissa Joyce ’14 M.Ed., ’16 C.A.G.S. Judith M. Landry ’14 B.S., ’16 M.S. Alyssa Johnson McMurchy ’14 M.B.A. Pamela S. Richardson ’14 M.S. Sonhui Rowe ’14 B.S. Renee M. Roy ’14 B.A.

CLASS OF 2015 $517 Fredrick Amoche ’15 B.S., ’16 M.B.A. Cheryl Bagtaz ’15 M.Ed. Erin Cowden ’15 B.A. Louise Langlais Fillebrown ’15 B.S. Dana Gillie Mularoni ’15 B.S. Tayler Shyanne Gorton ’15 A.S. Patricia A. Hicks ’15 M.Ed. Maureen Houston Dow ’15 B.S. Joseph LaBarre ’15 M.S. Alex Mutuku ’15 A.S. Angelina Nhem ’15 B.S. Lara Salazar ’15 M.Ed. Michael P. Scanlon ’15 B.S. Hannah Stafford ’16 M.B.A. Donald A. Stepney ’15 B.S. Melinda Elizabeth Todgham ’15 M.B.A. Maxine Woods RN ’15 B.S. CLASS OF 2016 $3,397 Spencer Aguiar ’16 B.S. Md Shafiul Alam ’16 M.S. Colleen Albert ’16 B.S. Liza Allen ’16 B.S. Lisa Ambrosio ’16 C.A.G.S. Raghuvaran Amura ’16 M.S. Jessica Atkinson ’16 M.Ed. Santosh Avula ’16 M.S. Jayanth Balerao ’16 M.S. Jeremy Ball ’16 B.A. Haley Barnard ’16 B.A. Kimberly Bastek ’16 B.S. Haritha Battini Robert Beaudry ’16 M.S. Allyssa Berry ’16 B.A. Lia Bobek ’16 B.S. Meghan Bourque ’16 B.S. Janyce Breton ’16 B.S. Melissa Brooks ’16 M.A.T. Gene Brown ’16 M.B.A. Anthony Capozzi ’16 B.S. Andrew Carlsen ’16 B.A. Michael Carr ’16 B.S. Ashley Clement ’16 B.S. Kerri Coleman ’16 M.A. Gladyeliz Contreras ’16 B.A. Andrea Costello ’16 M.S. Alyssa Cummings ’16 A.S.

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Kaylee Cummings ’16 M.A.T. Mauro da Silva ’16 B.S. Shivasai Dasari ’16 M.S. Jacqueline Deleon ’16 B.S. Stephanie Denis ’16 B.S. Christina Dick ’16 B.A. Alyson Elise Donovan ’16 B.S. Gregory John Donovan ’16 B.S. Catherine A. Durocher ’16 M.S. Brittney Effler ’16 B.A. Daniel Stephen Enos ’16 B.S. Christine Evans ’16 B.A. Katherine Folkins Kevin Fondas ’16 M.Ed. Diana Fontaine ’16 M.Ed. Luisa Forger ’16 B.S. Bindu Garg ’16 M.S. Leeann Gargan ’15 A.S., ’16 B.S. Ramya Gengity ’16 M.S. Denise Goonan ’16 M.S. Christina Graziano ’16 M.S. Kimberly Green ’16 B.S. Kaitlyn Hall ’16 B.A. Michelle Halpin ’16 B.S. Jesse Harless ’16 M.A. Ashley Harvey ’16 B.A. Sharon Hatch ’16 B.S. Ann Hayward ’16 M.Ed. Nicole E. Henri ’16 A.S. Michael Hovnanian ’16 B.A. Michael Janerico ’16 B.A. Manasa Kalvakurthi ’16 M.S. Sathya Kalvakurthi ’16 M.S. Bhaskar Kalvala ’16 M.S. Harish Kandula ’16 M.S. Urmilla Kannuswamy ’16 M.S. Laurie Kinsella ’16 B.S. Navaneeth Komirisetty ’16 M.S. Sai Konda ’16 M.S. Srinivas Koneti ’16 M.S. Mahesh Kumar Kothur ’16 M.S. Wanda Lanigan ’16 B.S. Kassandra Larochelle ’16 A.S. Brianna Laverriere ’16 B.A. Amanda Lefort ’16 M.S. Dana Michelle Leith ’16 B.S. Ashley Lupien ’16 B.A. Marie Lupoli ’16 B.A. Jacquelyn Madison ’16 B.A. Niharika Malige ’16 M.S.

Maria Manganaro ’16 B.A. Naveen Matta ’16 M.S. Nicole Mavilia ’16 B.S. Molly L. McCreery ’16 B.S. Kristen McKean ’16 M.S. Jennifer Ann McLaughlin ’16 B.A. Rachel McMahon ’14 A.S., ’16 B.S. Killian McNulty ’16 M.S. Rebecca Melvin ’16 B.A. Deborah Merrill ’16 B.S. Kimberly Meuse ’16 M.A. Taylor Miller ’16 B.A. Joshua Muench ’16 B.S. Ashley Heather Mulvey ’16 A.S. Katherine Murray ’16 A.S. Nicole Newman ’16 M.Ed. Allyson Nolan ’16 B.A. Frederick O’Brien ’16 B.S. Nicholas Ochoa ’16 B.A. Khine Oo ’16 B.A. Tricia Diane Overall ’16 B.S. Navyasri Palvai ’16 M.S. Archana Panwalkar ’16 M.S. Sandeep Pasham ’16 M.S. Valerie Patnaude ’16 M.B.A. Devann Patterson ’16 M.S. Kendra Paul ’16 M.B.A. Christine Paulik RN ’16 M.S. Charen Penagalapati Babu ’16 M.S. Elissa Plante ’16 B.A. Anil Kumar Rai ’16 M.S. Ramya Rambhatla ’16 M.S. Brielle Robinson ’16 B.S. Holly Rodriguez ’16 B.A. Nicole Alyssa Sallese ’16 B.A. Elizabeth Sammon ’16 B.A. Ashok Vardhan Reddy Sasanoori ’16 M.S. Vikranth Shaga ’16 M.S. Kelly Slattery ’16 B.S. Umakanth Soda ’16 M.S. Elizabeth Stachowicz ’16 M.S. Nicole Staples ’16 B.S. Alexis Steere ’16 B.A. Melinda Struthers’16 M.A. Lyndsey Sweeney ’16 B.A. Akison Tollner ’16 M.Ed. Ashley Tulley ’16 B.S. Laxmi Tummala ’16 M.S. Levin Wilson ’16 B.S. Darcy Winward ’16 M.A.

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MEMORIALS In Memory of Robert Amelio Robert C. Amelio In Memory of Janet Bernard Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed. In Memory of Robert L. Bollinger Karen ’03 M.B.A. and Brian JT ’06 B.S., ’08 M.B.A. Cooper Delores J. ’94 M.B.A. and James Davis Michaeline Della Fera Paul and Beth Dwyer Carol Farrell Agnes M. Grace ’59 B.A. Linda M. Jansky ’95 M.B.A. Patrick Lipka Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation Lise Pellerin Ouellette ’55 and Dr. Paul Ouellette Linda Lemery Robinson ’69 B.A., ’79 M.Ed.,’94 H and Terry Robinson Joseph A. ’76 B.S. and Claire Wozniak In Memory of Francis Burnham Brian and Christine Crawford Armand A. Duclos In Memory of Elaine Burton Marcia Poulin In Memory of the deceased members of the Class of 1969 Jennifer Mackey Connolly ’69 B.A. In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. William Conway James and Ann Conway In Memory of a member who was a graduate of Rivier’s Division of Nursing and Health Professions Developmental Disability Nurses of NH In Memory of Dr. William Farrell John and Maureen Clark Conway Family Delores J. ’94 M.B.A. and James Davis Hamblett & Kerrigan Professional Association Hollis and Jane Harrington, Jr. Linda M. Jansky ’95 M.B.A. Mary Jane King and Curtis McClain King ’99 M.Ed.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Tamposi Foundation, Inc. H. Robert Weisman ’94 H Diane F. Winter ’13 B.A. Joseph A. ’76 B.S. and Claire Wozniak In Memory of Dr. Wilfrid Fortin Jeanne Valiquette Fortin ’59 B.M. In Memory of Arthur French Lucille Jette French ’54 B.A. In Memory of Mary Hamm Larry M. Hamm ’87 B.S. In Memory of Mr. Forward V.K. HO Li Hsi Ho Chen ’78 B.B.A., ’85 M.B.A. In Memory of Roni Williams Kenny, Class of 1964 Frank J. Kenny Jr. In Memory of Raymond P. Kinsella, Class of 1976 Christine Smith Haight ’96 M.Ed., ’15 Ed.D. In Memory of Jacqueline P. Knapp, Class of 1940 Alexie M. Knapp Joseph F. Knapp Leslie C. Knapp In Memory of Andrew Lindquist Joseph A. Wozniak ’76 B.S. In Memory of Sr. Marie Luce, pm Melinda Tourangeau In Memory of Grace O’Hearn Prachuab Soonthornprapuet ’01 M.B.A. In Memory of Susan Wolf Ratyna Silvija Aprans Diane Biscardi Paula A. and Craig L. Bishop Robert J. Boush Kathleen L. Branigan Karen J. Burns Margaret Chojin Joseph L. D’Agata Deborah Tay and Mark Davidson Antonette L. and Phillip E. Dennis Calvin Deyermond Diane M. and John J. Ely Floyd Evans


PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Kathleen Foley Debra Garland Janet M. and Eugene J. Geeza Lynn Graziosi Nancy Griggs Roberta G. and Michael J. Hastings Catharine C. and Richard A. Hayes Sandra S. and Gregory J. Hebert Stanley Ivas Kathleen S. and Michael A. Kastrinelis Jill C. and Edward D. Kutchin Karen LaBonte Bonita LaTorre Barbara Magloo Sally Magner Rebecca and Joseph Manning, Jr. James P. and Kathleen M. Martin Phyllis Masiello Barbara McNamara Sally Ann and John W. Milne Francis J. and Donna M. Pacini Karen Panfini Victor H. and Janet S. Platania Edward Ratyna Cheryl J. Roddy Margaret Ryan George H. Saalfrank Society of FBI Alumni, Inc. Ellen D. and John A. Sullivan Janice R. and Jon D. Swenson Zoe M. M. and John E. Veasey Judy Volpicelli Thomas and Pat Wolf Irene Wolfe Michelle M. and Arthur L. Zerbey III

In Memory of Phyllis Wolf Stanley and Karen Ivas Thomas and Pat Wolf In Memory of Joseph Zalewski Althea Chute

LIVING TRIBUTES In Honor of Tim Doherty Tom and Frances Wills

Anne L. Hostage ’72 B.A., ’78 M.A. and John Hostage Felicia Maconi Mary B. Moore Maureen Talayco Virginia Jane Williams Dufour Scholarship Dr. Susan Barbaro Eugene Lylin Scholarship Olga Flory

In Honor of Sr. Marjorie Francoeur, pm Timothy J. Doherty

Chenard Family Scholarship Fund Francoise Chenard Denise M. Pothier

In Honor of Agnes Grace, Class of 1959 Paul and Beth Dwyer Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation

Louise (Renaud ’70) and Kenneth Classon Scholarship Louise Renaud Classon ’70 B.A.

In Honor of Consuelo Hebra Ana Hebra Flaster

Pauline Cushion ’96 Memorial Scholarship Michelle M. Cushion Blake ’00 B.S., ’16 M.B.A.

In Honor of Sister Theresa Lawrence, pm Madeleine L. Lacey ’10 B.A. In Honor of Dr. Karen Spohn Gene Brown ’16 M.B.A. In Honor of excellent Rivier education Irene St. Maurice Healy ’66 B.A. In Honor of Sister Lucille Thibodeau, pm MJ Scrivener Medas ’74 B.A., ’85 M.B.A. In Honor of Bob Weisman’s 95th Birthday Jared W. Anderson Kevin J. ’91 M.B.A. and Eileen Halloran Lori Keller Lambert Thomas N. Tessier

Davis Family Minority Merit Scholarship Delores J. Davis ’94 M.B.A. Keeva D. Davis ’00 B.A. Alice LeBlanc Drew ’56 Scholarship Irene Alice LeBlanc Drew ’56 B.A. Margaret Q. Flynn ’81H Scholarship Linda Dakoulas Johnson, Esq. ’81 B.S. Jennifer L. Yeomans ’91 M.B.A. Dr. Wilfrid L. Fortin Memorial Scholarship Jeanne Valiquette Fortin ’59 B.M.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Grace Family Scholarship Agnes M. Grace ’59 B.A. Lubrano Family Charitable Foundation Nelle L. Holmes ’78H Scholarship Bradford T. Stull, Ph.D.

In Memory of Tracy Schier, Class of 1973G Dr. Walter Schier

Carl Amelio ’74 Nursing Scholarship Carl Amelio Robert C. Amelio

Kreick Family Scholarship Carol A. ’79 B.A., ’84 M.A. and John Kreick Jacqueline Laplante

In Memory of Colin Shanks Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed.

Archambeault Hope Scholarship Patricia Archambeault

Therese A. Levesque, Ph.D. ’38 Scholarship Henriette Levesque Allen, Ph.D. ’50 B.A.

In Memory of Jonathan Wolf and in remembrance of his birthday Edward and Susan Ratyna Janet M. and Eugene J. Geeza Thomas and Pat Wolf

Dr. Rose H. Arthur Scholarship John and Kathryn Cadigan David Chirlin Margaret I. Deschenes Richard T. Haskins ’77 B.A.

Honorable Mayor Donnalee Lozeau Leadership Scholarship Alec’s Shoe Store, Inc. David and Michelle L. Alukonis Charles and Ann Andon

In Memory of Irving Rayburn Lillian C. Richards In Memory of Sven Schedin Karen Schedin

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Of NH BAE Systems Barry and Honorow, PLLC Bellwether Community Credit Union Leon P. ’97 H and Jan Brassard Burke Advertising Peter Hoe Burling Comcast Dr. John J. Dagianis Cara Eckstein Enterprise Bank Fidelity Investments Gottesman & Hollis Professional Association Robert G. Hallowell Warren and Linda P. Henderson Dr. Jamison Hoff ’13 H Dr. Douglas Howard Wanda Kennerson The Honorable Joseph N. Laplante Liakos Real Estate LCC The Honorable Donnalee Lozeau ’13 H Ernest and Marjorie Lozeau Claudette Mahar Sy Mahfuz Morgan Stanley Dr. Kevin S. Moriarty Carolyn Mortellaro Nature of Things New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Raymond R. Noel ’00 M.B.A. Shaunae Nolet Martha E. O’Neill, Esq. People’s United Bank Theresa M. Romano Edward M. Smith Spectrum Marketing Companies Arthur and Marissa Spilios St. Joseph Hospital Stellos Electric Supply, Inc. Debra D. Stohrer The Honorable Donna P. Sytek Tamposi Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Tulley II UniFirst Corporation H. Robert Weisman ’94 H World Academy Dorothy Wong Lu ’52 Scholarship Dorothy Wong Lu ’52 Tungdot, Inc.

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Charlotte Putnam Maney Scholarship Charlotte A. Higgins Manifest Justice Trust Dr. Kathleen Moriarty Ackerman ’52 B.A., ’60 M.A. Dr. Margaret J. Aubin ’52 B.A. Jeanne Cusson ’68 B.A. Jan Corinne MacLennan Kennedy ’68 B.A. Mary M. Worden Wesley B. and Lesley O. Mansfield Scholarship Michael B. Mansfield ’97 B.S. Denise Martinez Fay ’93 Scholarship Lynn E. Andersen, RN ’01 C.A.G.S. Cityside Management Corporation Developmental Disability Nurses of NH Richard F. Medas Memorial Scholarship Mary Judith Burke Gedroiz ’67 B.A. MJ Scrivener Medas ’74 B.A., ’85 M.B.A. Dr. Charles Mitsakos Scholarship Carol A. Langelier, Ph.D. Dr. Michael R. Tramonte Captain Mary Pierce Mosier ’73 Scholarship Capt. Mary Pierce Mosier ’73 B.A. Nashua College Club Scholarship Sandra M. Axton ’60 B.A., ’67 M.Ed. Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed. Mona L. Pelletier ’51 Scholarship Mona Pelletier Bourret ’51 B.A. Sister Jeanne Perreault, pm ’98H Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. Paul Perreault Sr.

President’s Circle Scholarship Barry and Honorow, PLLC Enterprise Holdings Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Morgan Stanley RISE Memorial Scholarship David Chirlin Virginia A. Nedved Cook ’74 M.Ed. Brian and Christine Crawford Armand A. Duclos Irene M. Holland Rosemary G. Ippolito Tae Hyok and Sonnyum Kim James E. Miller Marcia Poulin Lillian C. Richards Carolyn A. Root ’81 A.S. Rosamond Stott David Wheeler Anne Marie Rivier Scholarship Jean L. Wesinger ’03 M.S. Bill and Dawna Schleifer Scholarship Bill and Dawna Schleifer Dr. George Shagory Memorial Scholarship Stephen C. Cooper Jean L. Wesinger ’03 M.S. Debora V.Skrekas Memorial Scholarship Glenda ’94 M.Ed. and Richard G. Ouellette Patricia A. Teixeira Nursing Scholarship Dr. Mark C. Hand Terence E. Mollohan Henry L. and Emeline L. Thibodeau Memorial Scholarship Sister Lucille Thibodeau, pm, Ph.D. ’66 B.A., ’72 M.A.

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Sister Sylvia Trottier, pm ’43 B.A., ’93 H Memorial Scholarship Lise Pellerin Ouellette ’55 Bee and H. Robert (Bob) Weisman Scholarship Jared W. Anderson Kevin J. ’91 M.B.A. and Eileen Halloran Lori Keller Lambert Thomas N. Tessier H. Robert Weisman ’94 H Jonathan Wolf Memorial Scholarship Silvija Aprans Diane Biscardi Paula A. and Craig L. Bishop Robert J. Boush Kathleen L. Branigan Karen J. Burns Margaret Chojin Joseph L. D’Agata Deborah Tay and Mark Davidson Antonette L. and Phillip E. Dennis Calvin Deyermond Diane M. and John J. Ely Floyd Evans Kathleen Foley Debra Garland Janet M. and Eugene J. Geeza Lynn Graziosi Nancy Griggs Roberta G. and Michael J. Hastings Catharine C. and Richard A. Hayes Sandra S. and Gregory J. Hebert Stanley and Karen Ivas Kathleen S. and Michael A. Kastrinelis Jill C. and Edward D. Kutchin Karen LaBonte Bonita LaTorre

Barbara Magloo Sally Magner Rebecca and Joseph Manning, Jr. James P. and Kathleen M. Martin Phyllis Masiello Barbara McNamara Sally Ann and John W. Milne Francis J. and Donna M. Pacini Karen Panfini Victor H. and Janet S. Platania Edward and Susan Ratyna Cheryl J. Roddy Margaret Ryan George H. Saalfrank Society of FBI Alumni, Inc. Ellen D. and John A. Sullivan Janice R. and Jon D. Swenson Zoe M. M. and John E. Veasey Judy Volpicelli Thomas and Pat Wolf Irene Wolfe Michelle M. and Arthur L. Zerbey III Joseph Wozniak ’76 Scholarship Ann Marie Wozniak Joseph A. Wozniak ’76 B.S. Josephine and Jacob Zator Scholarship Susan J. Zator ’66 B.A.


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