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A Powerful Path Unwavering faith helped guide one alumnus to a life dedicated to educating others By Jasmine Blais ’17

4 On the Hilltop 20 Focus on Faculty 22 Alumni News 30 Milestones 32 End Note



VOICES OF TRUTH Our English and Communication faculty, alumni and current editor of The Saint Anselm Crier share their own experiences with disreputable sources, and how they are sniffing out (and snuffing out) misinformation in today’s media-filled world

On the cover: The Mission Statement of Saint Anselm College. Design by Melinda Lott. Inside cover: Rowan Joyce ’19 puts the finishing touches on her children’s book illustration as part of Professor Kimberly Kersey Asbury’s illustration class in the Living Learning Commons. Photo by Kevin Harkins.

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Michelle Adams O’Regan


Winter/Spring 2018

MAGAZINE ADVISORY BOARD Katherine (Durant) Bocchichio ’98 Alumni Council Representative Dr. Gary Bouchard Faculty Representative


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James F. Flanagan Senior Vice President for College Advancement

Dr. Gary Bouchard

Melinda A. Lott

CLASS NOTES Lorraine Parr

CONTRIBUTORS: Jasmine Blais ’17 Jana F. Brown Jonathan Burkart ’18 Chip Underhill

Dr. Landis Magnuson Faculty Representative Eric Nichols Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

MAY 4 Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex Ribbon Cutting JUNE 8-10 Reunion Weekend SEPTEMBER 21-23 Homecoming Weekend For more events, visit

Paul Pronovost ’91 Alumni At-large Representative Dr. Elaine Rizzo Faculty Representative

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Portraits 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102 Email: “[When] reading about Steve Paradis (A Two-Time Graduate), he said that there were no male nursing students when he attended (graduated in ’75, thus started in ’71, I assume). Actually, I was a generic nursing student who graduated in ’73 and I attended classes with several degree completion students from the U.S. Army. Too bad we were not introduced.” Martin O. Eitel, RN (Retired) CNM (Retired) ’70 and ’73



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APRIL 20 Che Malambo The Argentine Gaucho Dance Company MAY 4 Shh! We Have a Plan Magic, Music, and Puppetry Theater for Young Audiences

Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center EXHIBITION ON VIEW THROUGH MAY 5 Georges Rouault’s Le Cirque and Barbara Morgan: Dancing Atoms APRIL 25 Bean Distinguished Lecturer Frederick Ilchman on Tintoretto This event will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics

From the President Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

Dear Anselmians and friends, Commencement once again draws near, and soon the Class of 2018 will leave the Hilltop behind to pursue the next steps in their lives and careers. I have great faith that the foundations provided by a Saint Anselm College education will serve them well. May our newest graduates join the generations who have preceded them in serving their families, friends, employers, country and world, in myriad ways that will better our collective future. It has never been more evident to me that the investment we make in young people has a profound impact on the world. Far beyond the walls of the classroom, the college’s mission statement, which appears on the cover of this issue of Portraits, affirms our charge to “sustain and enrich graduates’ personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.” As the cost of higher education has escalated and student debt has risen to the forefront of a national conversation, I have felt a personal and professional obligation to take action. If we are to preserve our mission and fulfill our institutional promise, it is vital that we act in the best interests of students and families. As a Board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and the former Student Aid Committee Chair, I spent significant time with my colleagues on Capitol Hill over the past few months, leading advocacy efforts for a proposal that Congress temporarily ease federal antitrust laws, which for more than 20 years have prohibited colleges from discussing prices and student aid. If we are to promote affordability, we must develop collective, innovative solutions—so that a college education becomes more accessible, not less. I discussed this proposal with each and every presidential candidate who visited our campus during the 2016 election cycle. It was met with interest by all, and these discussions certainly aided our advancement towards the consideration of Congress (where the proposal currently rests). I am proud that Saint Anselm College affords that unparalleled access not only to its president, but to every student who actively engages with our mission and makes the most of the opportunities available for civic and political discussion and debate. These are the opportunities we must preserve, by working towards more affordable higher education—not only for Saint Anselm students, but for all students. As our senior class leaves the Hilltop this spring, they will be confronted by a sometimes turbulent global society. It is my hope that the investment that has been made in them yields dividends of peace, happiness and success, for the world they and future generations will inherit.

With God’s Blessings,

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.


On the Hilltop Community, conversation, and collaboration are at the core of the college’s newly formed Center for Ethics in Business and Governance (CEBG). Providing a forum for research, discourse, and education about pressing ethical issues in the business world, the CEBG addresses the need for ethical corporate governance by drawing upon principles and values from Saint Anselm College’s Benedictine tradition of work, governance, learning, and inquiry within community. “With the support and involvement of the entire campus and the regional corporate community, the Center for Ethics in Business and Governance will become a catalyst in strengthening the college’s national identity and transforming corporate culture and practice,” says President DiSalvo. The Center has already begun to develop a variety of initiatives, including academic courses featuring team-taught seminars on dynamic and interdisciplinary topics, an international academic conference on the ethics and governance of international trade, and other student ethics programming. A Prominent Speaker Series and the Politics, Business and Justice Roundtables will complement and reinforce academic inquiry with opportunities for faculty, students, executives, and political leaders to converse, collaborate, and develop innovative solutions. Executive Ethics Seminars will educate forprofit and non-profit board

College Announces Center for Ethics in Business and Governance

members and executives in ethical governance and leadership. The Center is a priority in both the college’s Strategic Plan and the capital campaign (which will launch publicly this spring). Michael “Mike” Salter, a member of the Advisory Board for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) and now chair of the CEBG Advisory Board, believes that it has enormous potential to make a difference. He was an early supporter of the Center, contributing not only his time and energy, but also making a generous gift to the college to make the launch possible. Salter has been a close neighbor and special friend of the college for years. He held senior management positions in the hightech industry for over 35 years, and was recognized for his significant philanthropic and volunteer contributions to the state of New Hampshire with the 2012 Granite State Legacy Award. He emphasizes the role of the center as an opportunity for the business community to come together with the academic community to develop a new model for consensus building. This unique CEBG model for civil discourse, called “Call to Counsel,” utilizes principals of communal consultation gleaned from the stable and successful leadership and governance exemplar offered by the Rule of Benedict and the Benedictine monasteries.


Exposure to the Call to Counsel model, he believes, will equip Saint Anselm students with vital skills which they will take into the workforce and the world beyond the Hilltop, as the next generation of leaders. “We are all going to live in a world of conflict. It’s how we work within that, and understand it, and try to listen to the other side to promote balanced solutions to problems, that matters.” Salter also believes that Saint Anselm, with its Benedictine heritage and emphasis on engaged citizenship and service, is an ideal place for these ethical issues to be confronted and for compromise solutions to global challenges to be developed. “The most important title is not ‘President,’ it’s not ‘Congressman,’ it’s not ‘Director’ or ‘Senator’—it’s ‘Citizen.’ And as citizens we have a responsibility, which we can employ in partnership, to do a better job. We citizens need to get engaged in a positive way, with places like Saint Anselm, to make a difference—we can do better.” Max Latona, associate professor of philosophy and Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics and the Common Good, serves as the first executive director, and Kyle Hubbard, also of the philosophy department, is serving as program director for the Center, which is currently housed at the NHIOP. The Ethics in Governance Initiative (EIG), which has been operating

at the NHIOP since 2013 through an endowment created by the N.H. Secretary of State’s Office, has become a part of the Center, and many outreach programs that focus on sound governance and financial literacy are jointly supported by the CEBG and EIG. “With their support and collaboration, the Center for Ethics

in Business and Governance has much to offer the for-profit and non-profit communities,” says Latona. “Saint Anselm College has a long tradition of teaching ethics from a philosophical and theological perspective, a strong record of community programs, the Institute


of Politics that attracts policy makers and media from all over the nation, and vast numbers of students interested in business, finance, and marketing. With the CEBG, we are bringing together all of these strengths with our Benedictine heritage to change the way corporations do business.”

Photo by Jeff Dachowski

On the Hilltop

New Members of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Saint Anselm College welcomed six new members in 2016-2017. These distinguished individuals bring a wide variety of accomplishments and expertise to a board that comprises leaders in business, education, religion and civic life. The 40 members of the board include many alumni and seven members of the monastic community.

Susan (Dwyer) Cabana ’89 is the owner of Nourish Your Soul, which has provided yoga instruction, juice and cleanse products, and education programs to help people achieve optimal wellness in the Greater Boston area since 2009. Prior to starting her business, Cabana was a senior vice president and key account manager at Putnam Investments for 18 years. She also serves as vice president and trustee of the Dwyer Family Foundation, Inc.

Adam B. Ghander, Esq. ’99 is a partner at DLA Piper’s corporate practice in Boston, Mass. Previously, Ghander was a partner in the Business Department, co-chair of the Emerging Companies Group and a member of the Private Equity Group at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth’s Boston chapter and serves on the board of advisors of The Capital Network. He has been an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Management since 2012.

Ivan Lamourt ’86 is dean of Counseling/School Psychologist at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, an all-boys secondary school founded by the monks of Newark Abbey (originally called St. Mary’s Abbey, the same abbey that founded Saint Anselm College). For more than 20 years, he has worked with the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey to achieve great success with a vulnerable student population: inner-city African American and Latino teenage males. Lamourt also serves as an Adjunct Specialist in Psychology at Montclair State University and is a former member of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board.


John B. (Jeb) Lavelle ’82 is the CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business, based in Nantes, France. He has broad energy industry experience as a 34-year GE veteran, with various leadership roles across the GE Energy business, including posts in China, Indonesia, Singapore and France. Prior to his November 2016 appointment to GE Renewable Energy, Lavelle served as the vice president & CEO of GE’s Digital Energy business based in Atlanta, Ga., since 2012. He currently also serves on the GE/Prolec (Mexico) Board.

Ronald C. Renaud, Jr. ’90 has been CEO of Translate Bio (formerly RaNA Therapeutics), a biotechnology company in Cambridge, Mass., since November 2014. Prior to that he held leadership positions at Idenix Pharmaceuticals (president and CEO, chief financial officer and chief business officer) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (executive vice president and chief financial officer). In addition to serving on RaNA Therapeutics’ board of directors, Renaud is currently a board member of four pharmaceutical companies: Akebia Therapeutics, Axial Biotherapeutics, Chimerix, and PTC Therapeutics.

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon ’78 is the chief clinical officer at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in Pittsburgh, PA. The former editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, she also is the author of three books. Sheldon has delivered programs on nursing, and cancer and palliative care in Honduras, Turkey, Oman, Cameroon and Bangladesh and worked with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oman Cancer Association, and Health Volunteers Overseas, as well as serving on the National Cancer Policy Forum in Washington D.C. She continues to practice as an oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H. and was a clinical nursing instructor at Saint Anselm College from 1996 to 1998. She received the Alumni Health Service Award in 2011.


A POWERFULPath Unwavering faith helped guide one alumnus to a life dedicated to educating others By Jasmine Blais ’17

Photos by Sara Rubenstein

When Kevin Powers ’08 decided to pick up and move from Chicago, Ill., to St. Cloud, Minn., he had no idea what new pile of blessings and challenges was about to fall into his lap. On June 8, 2017, Powers had just accepted a position as the superintendent of Catholic Community Schools (CCS), a newly-consolidated school system of eight schools in the St. Cloud metropolitan area. With the support of his wife, Molly, who originally urged him to apply for the position, Powers was selected after an extensive, nationwide search by the CCS corporate board. Even amongst 14 other qualified applicants, Powers stood out. “Kevin Powers has demonstrated a passionate commitment to Catholic education both as a teacher and administrator,” said Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud in an interview with The Newsleaders when Powers was selected. The bishop continued, “His vision for Catholic

Community Schools will strengthen efforts to provide a top-notch education as we form the next generation of leaders for our world and our Church.”

After the news of Molly’s diagnosis, the community responded with nothing short of the utmost kindness and generosity.

A Twist in the Road

“People have been over-the-top with bringing us meals, helping us with the girls, and letting us know they are praying for us,” says Powers

With everything falling into place, Powers was on his way to Minnesota to sign for his family’s new home, when Molly received the news that she had Stage 3 breast cancer. The diagnosis shocked Kevin, Molly, and their two daughters, Clare, 4, and Mary, 1. With his wife’s health in mind, Kevin questioned whether to continue with the move to St. Cloud or stay in Chicago. “Molly looked at me and said, ‘Yep, [Minnesota] is where we’re called to be. I want you to be there doing this and I want to come with you.’ And that was it,” says Powers. Even before they arrived in St. Cloud, there was “an outpouring of love” from the local communities.


“When I visit the churches and schools, people I do not even know have reached out and asked how things are going—not only with the schools, but also with Molly and our family,” he says. “Those small conversations have been really helpful for us.” And with the unwavering support of his family and his new neighborhood, Powers’ mission as superintendent at CCS is to not only help the schools survive, but thrive. He has been eager to create more lasting relationships with the teachers, students, and parents, fostering a stronger faith community in St. Cloud even outside the classroom.


The Call to Serve Though he graduated from Saint Anselm College with a business degree in 2008, Powers always felt called to education. His senior year, he volunteered with the Meelia Center for Community Engagement, working in a kindergarten classroom for hearing-impaired children and teaching English to immigrants in Manchester. The service opportunities Powers experienced through the Meelia Center and through the Office of Campus Ministry became a “real passion” of his. “I enjoyed helping people, and I realized more and more I wanted to be in schools,” says Powers. “I was surrounded by so many passionate and mission-oriented people [at Saint Anselm] that it made it easy for me to consider going into service after graduation.” This led him to the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, through which he taught second graders in Los Angeles for two years. In 2010, Powers graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a master’s degree in education, and he earned a second master’s degree in education leadership from DePaul University just three years later while teaching in Chicago.


For the next four years, Powers served as principal at St. Margaret of Scotland School in Chicago. During his tenure, he took steps to improve the school’s curriculum and support systems to better serve the diverse student population at St. Margaret’s; his efforts helped to raise the elementary school’s test scores significantly and almost doubled new student enrollment. Now, as superintendent of CCS, Powers wears many hats: from the launch of a new website, to releasing more than 6,000 copies of a new magazine and creating strategic plans encompassing enrollment, marketing, finance, and compensation, Powers seems to have his hands full. But to him, his day-to-day is “a lot of building relationships” with students, teachers, families, staff, and community members. And it’s been worth it.

ups and downs in education. Parents are upset; students make mistakes; students come from difficult home situations; but my faith has guided me all these years. I was not looking to change jobs or move to Minnesota, but I felt that the Holy Spirit was pushing me to a new challenge. Then this door was opened for me.”

Molly underwent a double mastectomy on Thanksgiving, and now, “she is doing great,” says Powers. They have turned their hardship into a chance to become stronger in their faith and their marriage, and the pair feels they have “grown closer together… in the past eight months than [they] ever did in five years of marriage.”

This same faith helped Kevin and Molly through a very difficult time. After finishing her last round of chemotherapy in October 2017,

The Powers family feels blessed for the prayers and continued support of their family, friends, and new community in St. Cloud.

His favorite part of the job? As a faith-based educator, Powers loves seeing students grow over time. “When they come in the fall and when they leave in the spring, the students grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually,” he says. “It is an amazing transformation that I love being a part of.”

Keeping the Faith Powers hopes to continue his good work in the schools in St. Cloud. This means helping more families apply, afford, and attend CCS schools, recruiting and retaining strong teachers, and bringing more children and families to Christ. “My faith is what keeps me going in my job,” Powers says. “There are


Lean on Me: Unwavering support from the St. Cloud community has helped Powers bring out the best in students, opposite, and also see his family through a very difficult time, above.

Our English and Communication faculty, alumni and current editor of The Saint Anselm Crier share their own experiences with disreputable sources, and how they are sniffing out (and snuffing out) misinformation in today’s media-filled world

Photos by Jeff Dachowski



Rev. Jerome Joseph Day, O.S.B., Ph.D. ’75 Assistant Professor of English and Communication Faculty Adviser to The Saint Anselm Crier When I was a young reporter—still a student here at Saint Anselm—I was assigned one summer by The North Adams Transcript, my hometown daily in Massachusetts, to run the social desk for a week. I had to field calls, write up births, process deaths and funerals and write weddings. Where to put flounce, bodice and peau de soie on a bride was challenging, but I never had a problem with a casket and its occupant until one day somebody sent in an obituary for a decedent from out of town. I didn’t know the name but the local connection was established in the lead, and everything else seemed standard fare. I sent the story into the city desk, it was copyedited and proofed and sent down to the composing room and, by early afternoon, people were reading about the lamentable death of, well, let’s just say John Doe. Only John Doe hadn’t died, and the obit was a hoax—a species of fake news. The city editor handed me my head, but soon the paper adopted procedures to prevent such trickery in the future. For those of us who have been in the news business all our lives, the issues of authenticity, objectivity, bias, balance, fairness, sourcing and verification are real concerns, because journalism is meant to serve and convey truth, and truth is vital for a democratic society that ensures First Amendment freedoms. There is a spiritual and religious connection, too.

Christ identifies himself as the Truth, so sharing the “little t” truths of our world help serve the One who is Truth. Pope Francis, in his World Communications Day message made this same point when he likened fake news to Satan, masquerading as a serpent in the Garden of Eden in order to deceive Adam and Eve. He begins his evil by dissembling, manipulating and spiritually seducing Eve, who then shares her sin with Adam, eager to cooperate in this first rejection of God. Francis writes, “Fake news often goes viral, spreading so fast that it is hard to stop, not because of the sense of sharing that inspires the social media, but because it appeals to the insatiable greed so easily aroused in human beings. The economic and manipulative


aims that feed disinformation are rooted in a thirst for power, a desire to possess and enjoy, which ultimately makes us victims of something much more tragic: the deceptive power of evil that moves from one lie to another in order to rob us of our interior freedom. That is why education for truth means teaching people how to discern, evaluate and understand our deepest desires and inclinations, lest we lose sight of what is good and yield to every temptation.” My American journalism students study the values and standards of good, and to some extent, oldfashioned journalism. That’s often not the kind of reporting they encounter in much of the electronic and social media. Ever since President Trump came on the political scene, the term fake

news has become popular. The president often labels as “fake” news what he does not like, and he is not alone in this behavior. We need to distinguish between news that disturbs us because of its content or motivation and news that is erroneous, slanted, unfair, planted or incomplete. A Fourth Estate that once was largely committed to the principles of truth and balance has now been disrupted by the culture wars of the past 40 years; Fox News and CNN are both troubled in this regard. Some publications still strive to keep political ideology out of their news reporting: The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and their like. They fail sometimes, but in general, they value research, verification, balance and clarity. When they slip up, they acknowledge and correct error, carelessness and bias.

Some politicians just move on to the next topic. Even if the name is new, “fake news” has been around for a long time. In my political communication class, we examine late 19th century “yellow journalism” that enflamed, exaggerated and distorted events to advance a cause or candidate. Sometimes, yellow journalism simply entertained! We investigate propaganda, including efforts that began in World War I to plant distorted or entirely false stories. Since the 1980s, many mainline newspapers have struggled to maintain the integrity of their news production despite corporatized ownership that has hollowed out newsrooms. In the late 1990s, advertising and circulation began migrating to online sources, many of which do precious little reporting and fact-checking. Take a politically

Jonathan D. Lupo, Ph.D. Associate Professor Coordinator of the Communication Program The biggest issue with fake news is that it is not one problem but a multifaceted communication failure at the intersection of mass communication, social media, and interpersonal interaction. One way our communication classes tackle the issue of fake news is by examining why we fall for it. Many receive news primarily through social media; our online habits make us more susceptible to believing erroneous reporting. News stories of all kinds are often shared by friends across social media through likes and commentary; a Twitter post from


polarized society, flavor with leaders and candidates who refuse to take responsibility for their actions or words, toss in a dash of foreign powers who plant false and damaging information on websites, season with news “silos” limited to our own interest and bias, mix thoroughly with Twitter, Facebook and other social media, and serve up amid declining reading standards in a sound-bite society where attention spans are measured in seconds. That’s a recipe for genuine threats to our democratic way of life. I hope, and certainly I emphasize in class, that our graduates understand what truth is, who shapes a message, where truth can be found, how it can be undermined and why it matters to each of us. And also to be sure the right guy is in the casket and that he’s really dead before we publish his obit!

a politician that links to an article can then be shared on Facebook.

Meoghan Cronin, Ph.D. Professor of English Director of College Writing

This chain of “authors,” each of whom has a role in spreading this story but also in disguising its origin, is called source layering. Research by Communication scholar S. Shyam Sundar indicates that source layering is heeded only when users are invested in the story’s topic; otherwise, they credit the platform or last sender as the source. That we tend to want to believe Aunt Louise over The Washington Post is part of a wider distrust of experts over peers, an erosion fueled by increased polarization and our ability to create customized social and news bubbles wherein we rarely encounter dissenting viewpoints. Finally, we consider how taking on greater responsibility as citizens and media consumers can help combat fake news. Efforts include revealing the tricks of the fake news trade; emphasizing the need to follow source layering as a reflex; and encouraging a diversification of our personal ecosystems (less social media, more newspapers). The challenge with these solutions is that they require both time and effort—ironically the same hurdles the internet and social media work to “improve” through efficiency and convenience. Yet sustained time and effort are the most promising tools to combat the pernicious impact of fake news.

Freshman English—better known as First-Year Composition—could be retitled “Unmasking Fake News.” In the class, students learn “critical reading and writing.” Fake news is uncritical writing, and accepting fake news is uncritical reading. In the texts they read and write, First-year Comp students consider how writers use language to shape the assertions and evidence of their arguments— and how these elements affect a writer’s audience. In short, how does the way we say what we say lead readers to think about our subject? Avoiding “uncritical writing” (aka fake news) starts with understanding written argument. That’s why first-year comp emphasizes writing as a communication “transaction” that begins with the writer’s integrity,


which means the writer is committed to learning about the subject, supporting claims with evidence, and making sure that evidence is ethical and reliable. Many first-year students are thinking for the first time about the other side of the transaction: the audience. Who am I writing to? What do I want them to think? How will I lead them to this goal responsibly? And what about fake news and research papers? Geisel’s reference librarians help first-year students learn to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources, but, more importantly, how to ask questions about a source and its content. Doing research may seem to be easier now in the Google-era, but actually it’s harder than ever

for students to notice important differences among sources, because sources today look so much alike.

Aidan Denehy ’18 Editor-in-Chief The Saint Anselm Crier

If you’re a certain age, you remember research in college as a very material experience: you climbed to the stacks to choose books; you followed a librarian to bound periodicals on shelves; you sat on the floor and hefted encyclopedias into your lap. Maybe you have a nightmare memory of realizing that a necessary newspaper article was on a scroll of the dreaded microfilm! Today, most sources of all types are located and read digitally: so all information looks the same to less-experienced readers. Instead of pages inside bindings, sources are just letters and images on screens, so it’s much harder to tell what you’re looking at. Is it an editorial, an academic journal article, scholarly web project, a government document, or a blog entry? There’s plenty of information, but so many questions: Who wrote it? What’s the writer’s expertise? Who is the writer talking to? What ideas and other sources does it refer to? Who wrote those other things? Learning to read and write critically involves learning to research the research: once I’ve read a source, what do I need to know now? How can I find that out? Freshman English and its corresponding library instruction are the first places in a Saint Anselm education that focus on identifying fake and fact, weeding out the credulous from the credible, and producing writing that has integrity and substance.

Real news is never fake. In the true sense of journalistic integrity, a real piece of news of the highest quality is factually accurate (to the best abilities of the writer) leaves out interpretation and opinions, even if they are positive and is, in essence, intended to convey facts to a reader, not an agenda or an objective. That is not to say a writer does not have one; but if an objective piece is written well, and the argument is compelling enough, a reader should be swayed by the facts at hand. A reader is entitled to nothing less than a full and even-handed explanation of the facts, rather than just the facts the author considers convenient or helpful to a cause.


That is not to say misinformation is not out there and that bias does not exist in the media. Misinformation is common and is inherent in the nature of reporting events as they occur. Although journalists have an obligation to be accurate, there are occasions when they are not. However, in such an event, there is also the obligation to make sure the truth is still reported. Misinformation is difficult to deal with, because sometimes the story perpetrated by misinformation is either more pleasant than or more politically expedient than the truth. Regardless of its convenience, however, journalists always have the obligation to uncover the true story.

Paul J. Pronovost ’91 Executive Editor Cape Cod Times Four words I find myself saying more than ever these days: What is your source? As a working journalist for more than 27 years, the answer has meant the difference between publishing and not publishing because the credibility of the source tells you if the information you are being told is fact or fiction or something in between. It’s not the only criteria we have for publication, but it’s a pretty good sniff test. The concept of fake news, a detestable oxymoron, is not a new phenomenon, but it’s worse than ever thanks to the mindless pabulum echoing endlessly in social media. So whenever I encounter something presented as fact, whether from one of my reporters or editors, or from a friend on Facebook, I often ask that simple but revealing question: What is your source? Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Facebook friends were discussing the “mainstream media,” when one friend, someone who I consider fairly well informed, lamented that The New York Times had decided to eliminate any pretense of impartiality and go “all in” with a liberal agenda. The thinking was, this approach would be a way to build a strong core audience of like-minded people, a worthy sacrifice of journalistic standards in the interest of saving a dying franchise.

Surprised by this, I asked my friend for her source. “It was in the Times,” she told me. “The editor (Dean Baquet) said it.” Except he didn’t. My friend never found the Times story she thought she had read. The only source she could find was a piece by New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin in which he selectively pulled quotes from an interview Baquet did with Harvard’s Nieman Foundation. And when I dug up the original Nieman piece, what Baquet said was actually the opposite. And this from someone who should know better. But getting to the truth took time and effort and not many are willing to expend either one. The idea of fake news in its various degrees is nothing new, of course;


bad information has been spread, both willfully and accidentally, since humankind first began to communicate. What’s different today, however, are the vast resources at our fingertips, which should lead us to higher enlightenment but more often lead to deeper entrenchment in pre-held ideas. With a few keystrokes we can be better educated about all things in the world than ever before, but in my experience people are abusing this potential by selecting only sources that support their existing beliefs and theories, a phenomenon known as confirmation bias. In this age of fake news, where “alternative facts” proliferate on social media, where spin masters and political disruptors conjure their false brand of news, the role of the press in seeking the truth and telling

it as fully and fairly as possible is more important than ever. So many things are said and written that simply are not true, but because they are repeated again and again, a troubling number of people believe them. We journalists endeavor to set the record straight, an effort that is often and ironically decried by partisans whose ideals are challenged by our work, and in the face of those attacks on our credibility we remain steadfast to our vocation. Still, I’ll be the first to say that you shouldn’t believe everything you read; instead, find as many reliable sources as you can gather and read them all—a well-rounded Twitter feed can be your best friend. So we have a shared responsibility. We will continue to sort fact from fiction and you find sources that are reliable, and not only ones that speak to personal and political persuasions but also sources that challenge assertions as well. We would do well to remember the critical thinking skills we learned at Saint Anselm—to believe what we can prove rather than try to prove what we believe—and it wouldn’t hurt to remember those humanities seminars where we had lively but civil discussions, something that’s mostly missing from society today. With a healthy dose of skepticism and a little bit of effort, we can turn the tide on this misinformation ocean. Fake news is only a thing because we let it be. Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and (except for editorials) do not necessarily reflect the position of the

Journalists from five major news media analyzed their profession at “Leaks, Fake News, and a Free Press,” a panel discussion at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) on February 20. The panel included, clockwise from top: Domenico Montanaro, NPR; Shannon Pettypiece, Bloomberg; Jamelle Bouie, Slate; Hallie Jackson, NBC News; and Dan Balz of The Washington Post (moderator). Balz opened with “We are in a very unusual time. The news media is challenged, even called the opposition.” He also cited a Gallup poll concluding 66 percent of Americans say news media sensationalizes and does not do a good job of separating fact from fiction. A continuous theme was changing societal attitudes and what was formerly considered “normal” in journalism. Pettypiece spoke of needing “17 sources,” and Jackson’s standard is “verify, verify, verify.” Montanaro compared President Trump’s tweets to press statements, adding “We’re getting an unvarnished look at what a president thinks.” More than 200 people attended the event which was livestreamed and posted on the NHIOP YouTube channel and on local TV stations. — Chip Underhill

college or the editors.


Focus on Faculty



“When you read Cicero in Latin or Homer in Greek, or Sappho in Greek, you have people who have been dead for more than two millennia talking directly to you.” What classes do you teach? I teach Greek, I teach Latin, I’ve taught Hebrew, middle Egyptian grammar, and I teach archaeology classes. How many languages do you speak? I am near fluent in Italian and modern Greek, and competent in modern Hebrew and Arabic. I can read French and German. For ancient languages, Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew (and its kissing cousins, Syriac, Aramaic, Chaldean, Assyrian and Phoenician and Punic), I am passable in ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Hittite. I also know pretty much all there is to know about Etruscan but since it is still un-deciphered… When did you become interested in classics? What sparked your interest? I’ve been studying Greek and Latin since I was eight. Grammar, morphology, I like the precision of language. Classics is divided into a number of things, one would be material culture, which is archaeology, and another is philology, which would be the study of language, particularly Greek and Latin. Philology has a precision to it. Archaeology has

precision to it as well, but you can do bad archaeology and it could still be useful. Bad philology is useless. Why should students be studying classics? Because it puts them in touch with the origins of Western Civilization, directly. When you read Cicero in Latin or Homer in Greek, or Sappho in Greek, you have people who have been dead for more than two millennia talking directly to you. You can use it to work magic to bring the ancient world alive. You see the connections, see how we’ve changed for good or for ill, and see where we’re the same. The human material is the human material. What surprises your students after taking a classics course? What didn’t they expect? In Greek and Latin, how much they liked it. In archaeology, what really surprises them usually comes from the excavation, and how much discovery of artifacts, of structures, makes a 12-hour day in the sun fly by. How did you discover the Orvieto excavation site? We’re excavating three sites in Orvieto; Coriglia, the necropolis of

By Kate Grip Denon

Photo by Jeff Dachowski


Crocifisso del Tufo, and Cavità 254. Cavità 254, a pyramidal hypogeum, was discovered when an Italian archaeologist, Claudio Bizzarri, was at a wine cellar party and saw stairs that led down to nowhere. He came and got me, and we asked if we could dig in their basement. They said yes—and so after obtaining the permission of the Italian archaeological authorities we began excavating. There’s nothing like it in all of Italy. It’s so cool, I have colleagues who tell me ‘this is what Disney would build if they built an archaeology site.’ What’s the most exciting artifact discovered in Orvieto? The most exciting would be the Warrior, dating to the 6th century BCE, clearly from an Etruscan temple. He was in a sealed context and the sun had not degraded his pigment. He’s also exciting because he’s very, very rare. What’s your favorite thing to do in Orvieto when not at the dig? Going through the artifacts and studying them to get them right. There’s no point in taking objects out of the ground if you don’t study them and then publish them.

David B. George Professor and Chair, Classics Ph.D., Ohio State University


Alumni News



The Saint Anselm College Department of Athletics honored its seven-member Hall of Fame Class of 2018 at an induction ceremony and banquet on January 27. “Only the second class of inductees since 2007, the committee produced seven distinguished alumni that we are thrilled to enshrine in our growing Hall of Fame,” says Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery. “These seven Saint Anselm graduates have set a high standard for our current student-athletes to follow.”

JASON KARALEXIS ’00, the 1999 Saint Anselm Male Athlete of the year, was a key part of Head Men’s Soccer Coach Ed Cannon’s back-to-back Northeast-10 Conference championship squads in 1998 and 1999. The conference’s 1997 Defensive Player of the Year award winner, Karalexis was a three-time First Team AllConference selection (1997, 1998, 1999) and served as a team captain in 1999. He was also a two-time All-New England First Teamer and represented Saint Anselm in the 2000 NEISL Division I/II All-Star Game. CINDY (LEBEL) TIPPING ’08 was a member of the inaugural varsity women’s ice hockey team at Saint Anselm and helped the squad post a dominant 88-15-2 overall record across a four-year career. The combined defense during her tenure allowed just over 1.12 goals per game, regularly ranking among the nation’s leaders in scoring defense. One of the most decorated women’s ice hockey players to date, she remains the only First Team AllAmerica selection in team history. Earning Second Team All-America honors in 2006-07 and 2007-08, Lebel also captured ECAC East Player of the Year plaudits in 2005-06 and was named All-ECAC in back-to-back season (2006-07, 2007-08). TODD MANUEL ’02 was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team and a member of the exclusive 1,000 career point club. Tallying 1,633 points across a lengthy career, he was a two-time Northeast-10 First Team AllConference selection and was twice named to the NABC First Team All-Northeast Region squad. Holder of the top two single-season free throw percentages in school history, he also scored the most-ever points by a single player in one game, with 52 points. Manuel was also a two-time All-ECAC Division II All-Star. JOHN O’CONNELL ’96 posted 1,329 career points for the Hawks over a four-year career on the men’s basketball team, and ranks fifth all-time with a .741 free throw percentage. A First Team All-Conference selection in 199596, O’Connell remains his team’s lone NE10 Defensive Player of the Year award winner in program history. That same season, O’Connell earned NABC All-New England and Daktronics East All-Region Second Team selection and stands as one of only six student-athletes in team history to earn All-ECAC recognition in multiple seasons (1994-95, 1995-96).


The members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 from left to right: Kathleen Shippee ’95, Cindy (Lebel) Tipping ’08, Todd Manuel ’02, John O’Connell ’96, Jason Karalexis ’00, Geoff Raby ’03, and Jocelyn (Savastano) Aguilar ’07. Photo by Bruce Preston

GEOFF RABY ’03 was a member of the first-ever modern day football team at Saint Anselm. Serving as a team captain, Raby earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2000 and picked up Second Team All-Conference merits in 2001 and 2002. In Northeast-10 Conference history, Raby ranks 13th all-time with 313 total tackles and his 61 tackles in 1999 stand today as the third-most in modern day program history. Second all-time in career assisted tackles (139), he is one of only two players to reach 19 tackles in a game. JOCELYN (SAVASTANO) AGUILAR ’07, a two-sport athlete for Saint Anselm in soccer and softball, stands today as the all-time leader in career goal scoring (82), assists (29), points (193) and game-winning goals (17) for the women’s soccer team. The two-time team captain is the only player in program history to score more than three goals in one game, doing so eight separate times, and is only the second student-athlete in team history to lead her team in goal and point scoring across four separate seasons. A two-time All-Northeast-10 First Team selection, Savastano earned Second and Third Team All-Conference honors as well, and was a two-time NSCAA First Team All-Region honoree. She was recognized as the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the year in 2006. KATHLEEN SHIPPEE ’95 ranked ninth all-time in career point scoring for the women’s basketball team. She handed out 636 assists across a four-year career, setting the program record while also averaging 11.3 points per game. Her .832 free throw percentage stands as the fourth-best career mark in team history and her 218 steals are the seventh-most ever recorded by a Hawks player. A two-time team captain, Shippee helped the Hawks to a four-year total of 76 victories that included one Northeast-10 Conference finals appearance and two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. She captured Northeast-10 and ECAC Division II North Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman in 1992 and went on to win First Team All-Conference honors as a senior.


Alumni News In the second year of its 10 Under 10 program, the Saint Anselm College Alumni Association is proud to celebrate and showcase the successes of young alumni who are already having a profound impact on their communities while positively influencing the future. This year, the recognition program highlights recent graduates who are involved in impressive and meaningful work across a wide range of disciplines and vocations, including education, counseling, and service in the United States military.

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By Jonathan Burkart ’18

CHRISTOPHER AHEARN ’08 B.A., International Relations, minor Spanish Ahearn is an outgoing, sincere, and passionate advocate for positive educational change. He is Director of Partnerships at Reach the World, an organization in Chicago, Ill. Reach the World aims to inspire students to become curious and confident global citizens through the application of a digital platform used in the classroom. Ahearn also is strategy director of Wright School Boston in Roslindale, Mass., which is centered around designbased thinking. MELISSA DELURY ’10 B.A., History M.Phil., International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DeLury has traveled widely on service projects designed to improve the lives of others. Most recently, she won a Fulbright Research Award to conduct research in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The grant allows her to evaluate the Indian Right to Education Act (RTE), and to discover the barriers that prevent children in the country’s rural areas from attending school. DeLury previously worked as a program assistant for Molloy College in Farmingdale, N.Y., and the City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies. COURTNEY GRAY TANNER ’11 B.A., Latin, Business Administration J.D./M.S.W., University of New Hampshire School of Law Tanner is the executive director at Hope on Haven Hill in Rochester, N.H., a residential recovery facility for pregnant and parenting women and their babies. She also is the board president for the Partnership for Drug-Free New Hampshire, and a member of the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Advisory Committee. AILEEN HICKEY ’13 B.A., Psychology As research manager at T1D Exchange, Hickey helps type one diabetes researchers collaborate with patients, physicians, and other researchers. She works to improve outcomes for both patients and their families in clinical studies that advance therapies and improve clinical care. Hickey previously worked as an in-home counselor, where she provided individual and family therapy to adolescents and their families. She has worked directly with a broad spectrum of clinical diagnoses ranging from depression and anxiety to substance abuse, attention deficit, mood and personality disorders.


STEPHANIE KEARSLEY DAHLBERG ’14 B.A., Psychology An outreach coordinator for Supportive Services for Veteran Families at Harbor Homes in Nashua, N.H., Dahlberg plays an instrumental role in the company’s mission to help end veteran homelessness in the Nashua region. Dahlberg works tirelessly with homeless veterans suffering from a variety of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and health issues. She works to connect them with sustainable housing, medical and mental healthcare, jobs, and other community resources in order to help them live safe, peaceful, and fulfilled lives. Dahlberg also coaches high school track and field and will graduate with her master’s in social work from the University of New Hampshire in May 2018. MICHAEL MCGEE ’14 B.A., Criminal Justice McGee is a police officer for the Manchester Police Department. During an officer-involved shooting in November 2016, he bravely protected fellow officer Matthew O’Conner from gunfire during an exchange with an armed suspect while administering a tourniquet to O’Conner’s wounded leg. For his heroism and valor, McGee received the Life-Saving Medal, which is awarded in recognition of an officer’s performance of duty while disregarding their own safety in order to act promptly and offer medical aid. He also received the Meritorious Service Medal for showing extreme professionalism and courage in the pursuit of the armed suspect. KATHRYN O’LOUGHLIN ’10 B.A., Sociology As assistant director of campus ministry for the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y., O’Loughlin has transformed their program by encouraging countless students to spend their academic breaks serving others. She has traveled to remote places both in the United States and abroad to accompany and aid the poor and marginalized. KEVIN POWERS ’08 B.A., Business, M.A., Education, University of Notre Dame, M.Ed., Education Leadership, DePaul University Powers taught elementary and middle school before becoming principal at Saint Margret of Scotland in St. Louis, Mo. Most recently, he was appointed superintendent of Catholic Community Schools (CCS), a newly-formed consolidation of eight elementary schools and one high school in the metro area of Saint Cloud, Minn. In his new role, Powers is serving more than 1,950 students from preschool to 12th grade. He is eager to assist and nurture his students as they grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. ALEXANDRA (PUGLISI) HORTON ’11 B.A., Business Horton is the owner of Café la Reine in Manchester, N.H., which has received accolades from New Hampshire Magazine as an Editor’s Pick for Queen City Coffee Shop (2014), and by the Hippo for Best Manchester Coffee Shop (2015). She also serves as the chairperson of the Manchester Young Professionals Network and a member of the Manchester Transit Authority committee. She has been recognized for her entrepreneurship and community service as Manchester’s Young Professional of the Year (2015), the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under 40 (2015), and WZID’s 20 Outstanding Women (2015). CPT. EVAN WEAVER ’10 B.A., Politics A captain and logistics officer in the United States Army, Weaver earned his commission through Army ROTC at the University of New Hampshire while studying politics at Saint Anselm College. Over the past seven years, he has served at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of Army logistics, including three deployments. Currently, Weaver is serving with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y.


As Hurricane Irma roared toward the Florida coast in September, its approach coincided with the first official duties at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Anne Broderick Botteri. Botteri, the recently appointed vice president of marketing and communications, received word from Embry-Riddle President Dr. P. Barry Butler that the university must evacuate its fleet of airplanes from the Daytona Beach campus, and hoped Botteri could document the pre-dawn aircraft transfer. We were able to get a film crew,” says Botteri, who recently left her post as associate vice president of advancement communications and donor relations at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. “It was like Top Gun, capturing what it takes to move 64 airplanes in the middle of the night. It’s a different type of crisis from what most universities face.” Embry-Riddle is the leading aviation and aerospace university in the world, with campuses in Daytona Beach and Prescott, Ariz., as well as 125 globally, including satellite campuses in Singapore and Berlin. The university boasts a curriculum that includes aerospace physiology, cybersecurity, space law, and homeland security, among other subjects. Botteri might walk out of her office to find an alum landing at the campus airfield or watch a group of students launching a rocket. It is EmbryRiddle’s diversity of programming that Botteri found appealing, along with the vision of a new president. Accepting the challenge has meant learning a new vocabulary required to serve as university spokeswoman. At her first board meeting, colleagues freely spouted

HIGH FLYER: ANNE BRODERICK BOTTERI ’82 words like “torque and payload” and spoke in aviation acronyms. “The vernacular is different, but I’m not shy about asking people to explain things to me,” says Botteri, who provides strategic direction and oversight of the university’s brand image on its two campuses and for Embry-Riddle Worldwide. An English major at Saint Anselm, Botteri returned to spend two decades, until 2011, serving in a variety of leadership roles at the college. Among them were posts in advancement, the president’s office, communications and marketing, and as executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP).


She calls serving as a member of the team that created the NHIOP “one of my proudest accomplishments ever” and says she has learned from the NHIOP’s immersion of students in New Hampshire’s political dialogue. Embry-Riddle, for example, has a speaker series Botteri sees as a way of engaging students in discussions of aviation, aerospace, and national security, among other topics. “That’s really what attracted me [to Embry-Riddle],” she says. As for what she misses most about Saint Anselm, Botteri doesn’t hesitate. “The monks,” she says. “There is a part of my heart that will always be at Saint Anselm.” By Jana F. Brown Photo by David Massey

’50 Richard “Dick” Daly recently celebrated his 90th birthday. In honor of his Golden Anselmian status, he wore a “Golden Anselmian” baseball hat and matching t-shirt.


Tom Kelleher and his wife Kathy (Olah) Kelleher ’70 recently moved from their home on Cape Cod to their new home at River Strand Golf & Country Club in Bradenton, Fla.


George Neary was awarded the 27th Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year presented by the Miami Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board. The mayor and city commission of Miami Beach also proclaimed and declared December 13 as George Neary Day. Neary is associate vice president of cultural tourism for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Paul Sighinolfi was re-elected to the board of directors and elected vice president of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. Michael Szklarz completed the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a 450 mile walk over the course of 40 days from St. Jean Pier de Port in France, over the Pyrenees, The Meseta, and Galacia to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. The remaining 10 percent of the Camino was done by taxi, horse and wagon, and horseback.

Alumni News


Peter Lally, coach of Manchester Central High School girls’ soccer team, became the winningest high school girls’ soccer coach all-time in the state of New Hampshire. The team won the NHIAA Division 1 state championship and in doing so was ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 6 in the nation.


William P. Sapelli was elected mayor of Agawam, Mass.


Patrice Edwards, M.D. is senior partner at Concord Pediatrics, P.A. in Concord, N.H., and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the New Hampshire Vaccine Association. She also was appointed to the Governor’s Commission to study grandfamilies. With increasing issues surrounding opioid abuse and mental health issues in New Hampshire, more grandparents are obtaining custody of and raising their grandchildren. This committee is looking into ways to assist the grandfamilies with their medical and legal needs. Monica Haldiman was featured in EdTech Digest for her work as principal of Sacred Heart School in Roslindale, Mass., in promoting science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and math (STREAM).


Andrew G. Baldassarre was recently elected chairman of


the board of directors at the Village for Families and Children for a threeyear term. Founded in 1809, the Village continues to help vulnerable children and at-risk families throughout the greater Hartford, Conn. region.


Darlene (Bibeau) Fortin retired from the New Hampshire State Police after 33 dedicated years in the forensic laboratory.


Dennis Anderson received the “6 Who Care Award” from WCSH of Portland, Maine, and the United Way of Greater Portland for his volunteer efforts in Lincoln County. Shelby Frutchey has joined the leadership team of West Coast University Dallas as associate executive director.


Anne Manning-Martin is councilorat-large for the city of Peabody, Mass.


Michael McCue of Hanson, Mass., spoke about King Philip’s War as guest speaker for the Hanson Historical Society after discovering a strong Hanson link to that chapter of Colonial America. McCue is town administrator and an amateur historian.

Jeffrey Nelson is executive director of Liberty House veterans’ housing in Manchester, N.H.

Alumni News ’92 ’95 Mike Riegel recently joined CloudFactory in Durham, N.C. as chief revenue officer. In his new role he leads all sales, marketing and customer success globally. Prior to CloudFactory, Riegel worked for IBM and Cisco. Scott Valcourt completed the requirements for the doctor of philosophy degree in engineering: systems design at the University of New Hampshire, where he is the director of strategic technology and a professor of practice in the computer science department and in the analytics and data science programs. Some of his research work over the last two years involved Saint Anselm College, as he served as a co-principal investigator with Saint Anselm College’s chief information officer on a National Science Foundation grant that built a Science DMZ on the campus network.


William J. Amann has opened a new firm, Braucher & Amann, PLLC in Manchester, N.H. and North Andover, Mass., where he will continue his law practice in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation and real estate. Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr. was re-elected city councilor in Medford, Mass.

William Bennett M.D., a physician specializing in emergency medicine, joined the urgent care department of Compass Medical in Easton, Mass. Kevin DiNapoli was appointed captain of the Wenham, Mass., police department.


Craig Colonero has been named director of sales and marketing for the Auburn division of Quality Beverage in Auburn, Mass.


Sgt. Myles Ginley was promoted from trooper first class and will now serve as sergeant at Troop H in Hartford, Conn. During his 18plus years as a trooper, he served at Troop H in Hartford and as a community resource officer and a school resource officer. Sgt. Ginley has been awarded with medals for Outstanding Service, as well as a Unit Citation Award.


Matthew Echaniz, CFP is Southeast divisional vice president for Lincoln Financial Advisors. Adam Ghander joined the corporate practice of DLA Piper LLP as partner in their Boston office.


Jeff Hayward has been named president and the CEO of the Heart of Florida United Way in Orlando. Previously he was the chief of external affairs at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

’00 Tom Speight recently published his first book, Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation: A Case Study (CRC Press, 2017), which explores the history and environmental legacy of the coal gas facilities that lit and heated cities and towns in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and which helped birth the American chemical industry. Speight is an environmental project manager with the engineering firm O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates in Springfield, Mass., and manages the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties. He also works with industries and other clients on projects involving wastewater, air emissions, and management of hazardous materials.


Jeffrey Aubuchon received the master of liberal arts degree from Harvard University and was recorded on the dean’s list of academic achievement. Aubuchon is a history teacher and theatre director at Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham, Mass. Rudolph Ogden III was appointed deputy commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Rudy and Amy (Rees) ’02 have been married for 11 years and live with their son Rudy IV in Hooksett, N.H.


Rob Osgood, executive director, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Massachusetts, was voted “40 under 40” by Boston Business Journal. Jenn Walker is the science department chair at Southern Wake Academy in Holly Springs, N.C.


Ryan Burns was named the national winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance—The Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, in the professional opera division for 2017-2018. Tom DeRosa joined the team of b-fresh consulting in Concord, N.H. In his new role, DeRosa will focus on issue advocacy and lobbying, both in Concord and at the national level. Prior to b-fresh consulting, DeRosa was most recently the deputy campaign manager for U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte.


Deirdre Driscoll, CPA recently joined the Siegfried Group’s Boston market as a manager. Michaela (Rocha) Scott has joined Borislow Insurance in Methuen, Mass., as a strategic benefits consultant. Scott previously served as vice president at Boston Partners Financial Group. She also holds a master of science

in financial services with a concentration in retirement planning from The American College of Financial Services where, in 2017, she was awarded The Millennial Advisor Award. She is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals.


Anna (Daigle) Donnell received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and is assistant director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati. Eric J. Ricci, D.M.D graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with his doctorate of dental medicine and joined the family practice Ricci Family Dentistry in Providence, R.I.


Patrick Casey is a member of the town council in Franklin, Mass. Amy Pascucci has earned a master of education from the University of New Hampshire and is currently pursuing a master of science in library and information science at Simmons College. Having been a middle school French teacher in Bedford, N.H., for five years, she now works in the research center of a law firm in the Boston Seaport.


Matthew Robbins has joined Lowell Five Bank as a senior credit analyst and credit officer. Robbins


is a certified public accountant in addition to being an experienced credit analyst.


Gabriella V. Servello was promoted to operations manager and senior copywriter/editor at Subaru of New England, where she has been since 2015 and continues to work as the primary writer for car dealer and philanthropist Ernie Boch Jr. in all of his business ventures (Subaru of New England, Boch Dealerships, Music Drives Us, and the Boch Family Foundation). She also oversees all creative projects and events taken on by the marketing department to ensure their success.


India Barrows is assistant director of diversity and inclusion at New England College in Henniker, N.H. Elaina Lavigne celebrated her one year work anniversary as a quality control chemist with Critical Process Filtration in Nashua, N.H., working in both the quality control laboratory and the research and development laboratory.


Patrick Derenze is legislative secretary for Riverhead, N.Y. Town Supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith. Donald Stokes, Jr., has been appointed community engagement director for Joyce Craig, mayor of Manchester, N.H. Lauren Wanless has joined the Boston Red Sox as a client services assistant where she will be helping to plan events and coordinate the luxury suites and other premium seating during games.



Dr. George J. Mansour ’42, Lawrence, Mass., December 23, 2017.

Arthur J. Hamel ’56, Methuen, Mass., January 21, 2017.

Edward Borucki, Jr. ’67, Athens, Ala., August 12, 2017.

Robert J. Cronin ’43, Seattle, Wash., December 2, 2017.

Thomas Markham, Jr. ’56, Rye Beach, N.H., November 23, 2017.

Alexis “Sonny/Alex” Cote ’68, Sinclair, Maine, September 21, 2017.

Russ Bastin ’50, Wantagh, N.Y., September 13, 2017.

Peter R. Poirier ’57, Hooksett, N.H., July 23, 2017.

Frank Marino ’68, Carver, Mass., January 11, 2018.

Rev. Donald Jacques ’50, Milford, N.H., December 14, 2017.

Barbara Solloway ’57, Salem, N.H., September 6, 2017.

Robert Taylor ’69, Stanley, N.D., September 7, 2017.

Donald J. Murphy ’50, Farmington, Conn., November 1, 2017.

Anita R. Sweeney ’57, Manchester, N.H., August 16, 2017.

David A. Delude ’70, Santa Fe, N.M., January 4, 2018.

John L. McNamara ’51, Tewksbury, Mass., August 7, 2017.

Warren P. Yaeger ’57, Middlesex, Vt., July 4, 2017.

Bernard Gabriel Colo ’71, Medway, Mass., September 17, 2017.

William J. Veroneau ’51, Concord, N.H., November 4, 2017.

Carole Anne (Brisse) Boehle ’58, Chenoa, Ill., December 26, 2017.

Donald K. Pepin ’71, Biddeford, Maine, October 12, 2017.

Joscelin “Joe” Tremblay ’52, Essex, Vt., August 25, 2017.

Ret. Lt. Cmdr. Robert St. Germain ’60, Norma Jeanne D’Urso ’72, Haverhill, Mass., August 18, 2017. Fayetteville, N.C., July 10, 2017.

Richard W. “Dick” Wallace ’52, Alton Bay, N.H., October 10, 2017.

Ronald W. Bannick ’62, Peru, August 18, 2017.

William S. Enser, Jr. ’72, Lee, Mass., November 2, 2017.

Robert A. Carignan ’53, Rochester, N.H., December 30, 2017.

Norman A. Caron, M.D. ’62, Dunbarton, N.H., July 30, 2017.

John E. “Jack” Farley ’72, Plum Island, Mass., November 6, 2017.

John T. Costello ’53, Brookline, Mass., August 9, 2008.

William J. Bavier ’63, Coventry, Conn., February 19, 2014.

Bruce A. Sartwell ’73, Concord, N.H., January 5, 2018.

Michael Bayko ’54, Merrimack, N.H., January 7, 2018.

Ralph C. Lanzetti ’63, Niantic, Conn., May 19, 2015.

Gary Allan Smith ’74, West Haven, Conn., October 14, 2017.

Rachel LaSalle Bourque ’54, Merrimack, N.H., December 27, 2017.

William F. Lavallee ’63, Whitinsville, Mass., August 12, 2017.

Mary Ellen Berg ’75, Grafton, Mass., August 20, 2017.

William Duggan ’55, Tarpon Springs, Fla., December 31, 2017.

Michael Theall, Ph.D. ’63, Youngstown, Ohio, July 26, 2017.

Karen E. Marinone ’75, Old Lyme, Conn., May 21, 2017.

Mary (Eyres) Hilbrunner ’55, Woburn, Mass., August 27, 2017.

Eugene C. Beliveau ’64, Dover, N.H., October 26, 2017.

Janyce L. Reagan ’83, Hyannis, Mass., November 12, 2017.

Francis X. Kelley ’55, W. Warwick, R.I., October 8, 2017.

Rev. Msgr. Maurice D. Lavigne ’64, Exeter, N.H., September 23, 2017.

Gregg B. Sherburne ’83, East Orleans, Mass., January 6, 2017.

James F. Kinhan ’55, Concord, N.H., October 6, 2016.

Lee Francis Mayhew ’64, Lyndeborough, N.H., July 25, 2017.

Charles “Dino” Hondras ’84, Dracut, Mass., September 6, 2017.

Leo “Frank” Garrahan ’56, Bedford, N.H., September 24, 2017.

Bartholomew O’Sullivan III ’66, Fairhaven, Mass., August 18, 2017.

Mary C. (Howley) Quirk ’84, Hyde Park, Mass., September 25, 2014.


Colleen McSoley ’87, Hollywood, Fla., November 22, 2017. Angela Marie McGovern ’92, Manchester, N.H., September 9, 2017.


Sr. Frances Lessard, CSC, former employee, December 20, 2017. Oscar A. Peters, former employee, December 22, 2017.

Cassandra Loftus ’08 and Jonathan McCue, June 3, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Katherine Ross ’15 and Evan Dell’Olio ’13, November 11, 2017, Wilbraham, Mass.

Michael McKay ’08 and Amy McDavitt, Samantha Webb ’15 and Kevin Roller ’15, September 30, 2017, Saint Anselm July 22, 2017, Sharon, Mass. Abbey Church. Meredith Sheppard ’09 and Michael Barry ’09, July 13, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church. Alison Hammond ’10 and Eric Ricci, D.M.D. ’10, September 30, 2017, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.


Sr. Irene Ricard, CSC, former employee, December 8, 2017.

Sheila (Osgood) Kolodzinski ’03 and Jay, a daughter, Olivia Gail, July 14, 2015, who passed away October 26, Stephanie Luckern ’10 and Matthew Panella ’10, June 17, 2017, Saint Anselm 2015; and a son, Gabriel Michael, September 14, 2016. Abbey Church.

Raymond Villemure, former employee, November 7, 2017.

Hillary R. Goodie ’10 and Stephen L. Bruns, October 7, 2017, Boston, Mass.


Jenna Harrington ’10 and Ryan Curtis ’09, October 7, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Joan Sonski ’74 and Dr. Richard C. Audet, October 14, 2017, West Hartford, Conn. Paul Dowling ’83 and Nancy Bradley, November 16, 2017, West Plains, Mo. Keven Undergaro ’89 and Maria Menounos, December 31, 2017, Times Square, N.Y. Jeffrey Starratt ’94 and Millicent Messervy, October 28, 2017, N. Stonington, Conn. Kevin McCaffrey ’04 and Jessica M. Lopez, Esq., May 6, 2017, Northboro, Mass.

Joanna Salva ’11 and Andrew Ross ’11, October 14, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church. Lannon Eldridge ’12 and Ryan Foley ’11, July 29, 2016, Stonington, Conn. Elizabeth Maccarone ’12 and Justin Colella ’12, October 28, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church. Ashley Vannasse ’12 and Mark Fahey ’12, September 16, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church. Alyssa Marciniak ’13 and John Quinn III, October 28, 2017, Warwick, R.I.

Kristine DeFonce ’05 and John Griffin ’05, September 2, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Christin Vacca ’13 and Matt Morrison ’13, November 4, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Gwen Goodwin ’05 and MacGregor Maitland, September 2, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Stephanie Kearsley ’14 and Sam Dahlberg ’15, July 29, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Erin Siderko ’05 and Paul Treseder, June 2, 2017, Sea Girt, N.J.

Hannah Furlong ’15 and Chris Parent ’15, July 8, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.

Jaclyn Kinsman ’07 and Ryan Mansfield ’07, August 5, 2017, Stockton Springs, Maine.

Danielle Puopolo ’15 and Jacob Plourde ’15, September 30, 2017, Saint Anselm Abbey Church.


Casey (Gavin) McDonagh ’04 and John, a daughter, Brigid Gina, October 17, 2016. Meghan (Roberts) ’06 and Ian Stringer ’07, a son, Keiran Brenn, April 29, 2017. Molly (Moriarty) Morrison ’07 and Joe Morrison ’05, a daughter, Haley, July 25, 2017. Meghan (Hayes) Whitman ’08 and Christopher, a daughter, Brooke Abigail, June 21, 2017. Sarah (Harrington) Goodhue ’09 and Ben, a daughter, Margaret Grace, June 17, 2017. Krista (Quick) ’09 and Chris Riley ’09, a son, Conor Russell, November 25, 2017. Andre Demers ’10 and Daphne, a son, Henry Emile, October 11, 2016. Heather (Sherlock) Balduino ’10 and Chris, a son, James Michael, November 28, 2016. Emily (Ufnal) Wolcott ’11 and Navy Lt. Robert Wolcott, a daughter, Audrey, March 2013, and a son, Hunter, November 2014.

End Note

Former Saint Anselm cross country runners, Joanna Marczyk ’14, and Bobby O’Donnell ’16, recently completed the Ultra Paine, a 50-mile race held in the surrounding area of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. This race helped O’Donnell accomplish his goal of finishing a marathon on every continent. Photo by Rodolfo Soto.



Leo “Frank” Garrahan ’56, Marine Corps veteran and beloved schoolteacher, left a generous bequest to Saint Anselm College at his death in 2017. Fred Djang ’67 and Martha (Terry) Djang created an endowed scholarship fund for a mathematics major, in honor of Dr. Robert W. Case ’54. Dr. Robert L. Olson ’40 created a charitable remainder trust in his estate plan, helping his family while ultimately benefiting Saint Anselm College.

Alumni who include Saint Anselm College in their planning send an extremely powerful message—that they want the Catholic, Benedictine education that they received on the Hilltop to continue to shape the character and values of the coming generations. Alumni who give through a bequest, life income gift, or estate plan are welcomed and celebrated as members of the college’s 1889 Society. Gifts made before June 30, the end of the college’s giving year, will count toward class giving and Reunion totals. YOU ARE INVITED TO CREATE YOUR OWN LEGACY AT SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE. YOUR LEGACY WILL LAUNCH FUTURES.

To learn how to include your college in your will, trust, or retirement plan, contact: Peter M. Labombarde, CFSC Director for Gift Planning (603) 641-7228


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Voices of Truth  

Portraits, Winter/Spring 2018 - The Magazine of Saint Anselm College

Voices of Truth  

Portraits, Winter/Spring 2018 - The Magazine of Saint Anselm College