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Class Notes

Spring 2016

Editor's Note: The Class Notes section of Leaves includes items submitted by Lasell College class secretaries and alumni, along with information gathered from press releases, news stories and websites. Notes in this issue, edited for space, are based on material received by February 5, 2016. We cannot verify factual content of submissions. In the interest of protecting the privacy of our alumni, it is the policy of the Office of Alumni Relations not to divulge contact information. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@lasell.edu to connect with a classmate. If you are interested in being a class secretary, contact Kelsey Brogna, associate director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 617.243.2467 or kbrogna@lasell.edu


1930s

1935:

Catherine Vargas, who celebrated her 100th birthday on November 6, 2015, lives in the Stonington, CT home where she was born.


1940s

1941:

At 94, Louise Lorion DeVries is the proud great-grandmother of 31! She would love to hear from classmates and asks that they contact her at 12151 Dale Ave # C-106, Stanton, CA 90680-3889, 1-714-971-6639 or 041414louise_devries@gmail.com.

1942: Class Secretary: Gertrude “Trudy” Ruch Kauffman

Ruth "Ricky" Bowlend Eckhoff is in good health, living happily in an adult community (two fake hips and a hearing problem notwithstanding). Virginia Weeks Hatch is 94, lives with her husband in New Hampshire and enjoys visits from Lasell staff who keep her updated on College activities. Gertrude "Trudy" Ruch Kauffman's four children are busy planning a 95th birthday party for her. Trudy would love feedback from alums on her YouTube life story video, Anything but Ordinary.

1946: Class Secretaries: Joan Hanson Blake and Anne “Blakie” Blake Perkins

Charlotte Huber Furlong recently visited Carpenter House, her old dorm. Meri Zanleoni Goyette-also known as the "Godmother of Nashua," "Mrs. Nashua" and "The Energizer Bunny of All Things Nashua"-received the Individual Arts Patron Award at the 2015 Governor's Arts Award Ceremony in October. The awards honor members of the New Hampshire arts community for their contributions to life in the Granite State. Muriel Ross Benshimol, Joan Hanson Blake, Nan Somerville Blowney, Phyllis Paige Downes, Dorothy "Dori" Crathern French, Anne Blake Perkins, Virginia Terhune Hersom and Louise Pool Langley enjoyed lunch together.

1948

Ann Cummings Clark, now retired, recently lost her husband Russel.

1949

Ann Fletcher Simonds, who has lived in Sarasota, FL since 2005, published a book of short stories in 2015, Better Laugh than Cry. Some of the entries relate to her time at Lasell.


1950s

1950: Class Secretary: Marguerite “Marni” Nahigian Sarkisian

Joan Antun Rednor visited Sister Eileen Duffy in August 2015 in Middleton, NY, where Eileen now resides.

1951: Class Secretary: M. Elaine Quavillon Tull

Florida has been home to Nancy Webb Canepa for almost 25 years. She has four daughters living in Ohio, New York and Florida, 13 grandchidlren and six great-grandchildren. She worked at Wells College and volunteered for Neighbors Who Care for 10 years. Nancy hears from Beverly Reynolds and remembers well the many good times they shared in Woodland and Carpenter. Of note: Nancy's mother graduated from Lasell in 1918! After Lasell, Carolyn Farrington Collier graduated from the University of California with a degree in Psychology, then worked as an administrator in the school's admissions office. After 10 years in Florida, she settled in Wisconsin to be near her two children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Carolyn has traveled often in the US, taken several cruises and explored her heritage in Scotland. She is active in her church, enjoys water aerobics, belongs to a book club, volunteers to help the elderly and attends adult education classes. She is in touch with Carol Ann Hess Recco. After Lasell, Gretchen Smith Dale attended the University of Rhode Island and, at age 50, got a master's degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a registered dietician specializing in gastrointestinal problems, works part time and lives in Stowe, VT near her two daughters (her son lives in Seattle). Gretchen reads only non-fiction and is learning Italian. Alice Warner Hamilton attended Lasell for one year and then Evergreen and Conneticut Colleges, majoring in social work, with a focus on seniors. She did grant writing for the elderly as well as some political work. Alice has eight children, 14 grandchildren and four greats. A master gardener, she lives alone in a log house in Washington State with her dog Rosy. Maryland has been home to Carol Weldon Leahy and family for 50-plus years. She and her late husband, a US Navy man, lived in Hawaii when first married and, subsequently, wherever his ship cruised. Carol studied theater after Lasell and acted locally, preferring to be close to home and their four children. Presently, she is working with a children's theater group, still fulfilling her love of acting and theater. Jeanine Wortman Post has lived in Colorado all her married life, some 60 years. A graduate of the University of Maine, Jeanine worked in promotion at a Colorado TV station (where she met Bob Hope). She is active in her church and enjoys Bridge. She has a son and four-year-old grandson in Los Angeles whom she sees often. Georgia Bakes Sigalos and M. Elaine Quavillon Tull are both Texans now and occasionally meet for lunch and enjoy talking about their Lasell days. Incidentally, they tells Leaves, "everything IS big in Texas!"

1952: Class Secretary: Geraldine “Missy” Paulmier Hazell

Nancy Allen Banks writes that she is dealing with a health problem and would welcome hearing from classmates. Barbara "Bobbie" Rost Goodman and her husband Bob are enjoying life a retirement facility in Dallas, TX. Geraldine "Missy" Paulmier Hazell sends regards to the class of 1952. She writes, "Pretty soon, our 65th Reunion will be upon us! Hopefully, we will have good number of our class returning to campus for the occasion." Virginia "Ginny" Johnson Irwin and her husband Lou live in Virginia and are enjoying their children and grandchildren. Naomi Peck Kroner is sporting a new hip and is happily free of pain. Betty Lou Foy Reid is savoring retirement and enjoying her 12-year-old grandson Brigham. Ina Friedman Steinhauser and "Missy" Paulmier Hazell are planning a long-overdue lunch date in New York City. Marlene Murray Zuker and her husband recently had a great time in Maui, Hawaii, "where the weather was just perfect!" Terry Wingate Machette enjoys current events courses at her local community college. Virginia "Ginny" Snedaker Marschall, who works out thrice weekly, stays in her Stuart, FL condo from February through April. She reports that her grandson will begin a residency in Louisville, KY this July after graduating from dental school. Marilyn McGuire is enjoying her first-grade classroom volunteer work in retirement.

1953: Class Secretary: Shirley Gibbons San Soucie

Although retired from her gallery in Seward, AK, art and family are still Dot Day Bardarson's main interests. She is painting large murals, has seven great-grandchildren and does nine chin-ups daily.
Dorothy "Butch" Brinkman hasn't lost her urge to travel, has many hobbies and spends time rescuing dogs. Carolyn McKay Chaudiere has made a name for herself as a house designer in Dward, Alaska and a landscaper on Lummi Island, WA. Astrid Tidemann Prietz is happy, healthy and keeping up with seven grandchildren. Barbara Van Dine Robinson is still winning "blues" at foot-racing. Shirley Gibbons San Soucie lives in Longwood, FL and has spent four years at her caregiving job. She recently surprised her two sisters with a visit to them in Hilton Head, SC.

1955: Class Secretary: Bobbie Jennings

Mary Lee Gowdy Belcourt caught up with Louise Keene Mills '49 while they were on the same Christmas Tour in 2014, leading to lots of talk about Lasell. New Yorker Genevieve "GiGi" Harold heads south to Florida in the winter. Your secretary Bobbie Jennings urges everyone to "make a special effort to reunite with your roommates and classmates while we still can. We are losing too many too quickly. Let's get close again." (Either Lasell or Bobbie can supply contact information.) Marilyn Valter Maclay's sister graduated from Lasell 1958. Marilyn is in touch with Barbara Travis Hendrick, who in turn is in touch with Ann Haskew. Marilyn tells Leaves she "loved Lasell and its close proximity to all those men's colleges!" Lucille Marden Randall, who lives in Florida but heads to her lake in New Hampshire every summer, may hold a class record with 13 great-grandchildren. Audrey Silver Rogers keeps in touch with several classmates, among them, Adrienne Vitali Stewart, Carol Cunningham Kiley and her freshman roommate Sue Sherrill Seggel. Audrey's oldest daughter graduated from Lasell in 1978. Joan Murano Swanson lunched with Joan Baker Cornell, and last year met up with her roommate Diana Hendley Cooper. Mary Sweenor Ruggieri thanks the Reunion committee for planning their 60th last year, regretting she was unable to attend. She is in touch with her roommate Judith "Julie" Lanese Karazulas stays busy running the Nurses' Alumni Association at RI Hospital and doing some travelling.

1956: Class Secretary: Margaret Schwingel Kraft

1958: Class Secretary: Mary Ann Fuller Young

Donna Purrington Bossa and her husband Bob of Fairfield, CT recently celebrated their second anniversary. Donna keeps up with Helen Crowder Merullo and Judith "Judy" Weppel. Laurie Ferrante Cannon lives in Tenafly, NJ, where she is active in the senior service community and her church. She has sold her business, It's A Fichu, and is writing a book about courage. Meade Simpson Fasciano trave;ed to Tanzania, Africa with her family of 13, ages eight to 77. Closer to home, she was "very impressed" when she toured Lasell Village. Between writing short stories, June Valter Harding keeps in touch with Jeanne Bradner Morgan, Ann Laramy Calvin, Gail Glover and others. Marsha Singer Marshall is based in Sun City, FL where she is involved in community and temple activities. She has traveled widely in the US, Alaska and Canada in an RV. Author Patricia "Patsy" Graff Suydam has written about the history of the Kasson Opera House in Gloversville, NY, dating from 1882. The venerable venue hosted political rallies, burlesque and silent movies in its heyday. Patsy photographed friezes, posters and hand-painted ceilings to complement her book. Mary Ann Fuller Young is putting the finishing touches on her soon-to-be-published book, Dutch Treat, stories of senior dating. She lives in South Burlington, VT and reminds her classmates to "please let Lasell and me, your class secretary, know of new email addresses. We want to be in touch with everyone from 1958."


1960s

1961: Class Secretary: Elaine “Laine” Butler Ryan

Sally Cabral Crowe retired as an English as a Second Language teacher from Henry County Schools in Georgia. She spent the last five years of her teaching career teaching middle and high school students to speak, read and write English proficiently. "I was honored to teach them and learn about their culture and first language," Sally writes, "and I am so proud of the work that Lasell is doing to help its Education majors understand the diversity of the American classroom." Elizabeth Hood had a wonderful visit with Joan Franke Neustaedter over New Year's weekend. She writes, "there surely is something special about college roommates!" Elizabeth is looking forward to a week in Kauai this winter, plus San Francisco and other stops. Nan Sparks Hunte, who works in marketing for Wyndham Resorts, is going on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic in May. Her granddaughter, Christina Cornelius, is a freshman volleyball player at Harvard (Nan is interested in hearing from Lasell alums who might follow the team). Granddaughter Gabrielle heads to college to study biomedical engineering this fall. Judith "Judy" Broggi Nicolosi reports she is proud of her granddaughter's acceptance to the Class of 2020 at Yale University.

1963: Class Secretary: Gail Grange Johnson

Barbara Brenner Gilman continues to meet other nursing students from her class. She's had two mini-reunions with Lasell nurses Amy Straw Loveland, Barbara MacKenzie Smith and Barbara Freer. In September, they met at the Boston waterfront and walked the Rose Kennedy Greenway "on a beautiful fall day." After 17 years, Dorothy Andler Silber, June Swinimer Panuschka and Gail Crosby Trafton got together at the Land Fall in Woods Hole, MA for " an amazing reunion filled with memorable stories, laughter and good food." Cornelia "Corky" Bessener Hatfield and Avery Leach Egloff were in Siesta Key, FL when a tornado struck in January. They stayed safe together, despite considerable damage to the area. Later in their stay, they joined Nancy Spelman Moyer and Leslie Spencer Ames for their third annual lunch.

1966:

Nancy Grosjean writes, "Hi to all my classmates! I hope to see all of you at our 50th Reunion in May. Please feel free to reach out at ngrosjea@hotmail.com." Carolyn Graham Romyn and her best friends from Draper House Nancy Palmer Brandston, Judith "Judy" Locke Lorenzo ‘67, Susan Zele Buxbaum, Gail MacLean Wilburn and Sandra Shadle Marsilius shared a fun-filled reunion in Las Vegas in November. Susan Roberts Richey '67 was greatly missed this year. Adds Carolyn, "So much has changed over the years, but not the friendship we all share!"

1967: Class Secretary: Katherine McDonough Ryan

While visiting Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL in January Susann Ahearn Costa and husband David Costa from Connecticut had a chance meeting with Ann Hudson North and husband David North from Delaware. "Who would have thought after 41 years this could happen?," Susan writes. "After enjoying fun get-togethers both in Fort Pierce and Sebastian, FL, it was as if time stood still." Sue has two children and two grandchildren, and Ann has two children and four grandchildren. Both women are enjoying retirement. Kathryn Morgan Lucey retired last May after 45 years of teaching, 28 of which were at Lasell's Rockwell Child Center. She is enjoying more frequent visits to her daughter and three grandhildren, spending time at the family Cape house and volunteering with the Lasell Alumni Association. Kathy is "looking forward to seeing many classmates at our 50th." Maureen McKinney McCauley writes the she is "still kicking" and hopes to attend the 50th Reunion next year. She and her husband of 25 years traveled to the Panama Canal, where they took a cross-country 1938 train trip to Panama City--and Maureen went zip-lining for the first time! Karen Roden Nilsson had a mini reunion with Virginia "Ginny" Kingsman last summer. Karen's mom was a guest at a nursing and rehab center, where she met Shirley Schwartz Eaton ‘69. Karen wonders: "Susan Lillywhite, where are you?" Katherine McDonough Ryan is enjoying her new position at Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, MA, working with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She and husband Richard have three children and seven grandchildren, live in Natick and spend as much summer time as possible at their Cape Cod house. Katie writes, "If anyone is interested in a mini-Cape reunion, please let me know!"

1968: Class Secretary: Cynthia Rardin Crawford

Cynthia Rardin Crawford welcomed a second granddaughter in November. She is encouraging her classmates to make plans to attend their 50th reunion in 2018. Patricia Torbron Geoghegan welcomed a second grandchild. Jackie Hoffmeier Lee works in administration at Oak Hill in Hartford CT, a non profit facility for the intellectually or physically disabled. She and her husband recently traveled to Martinique. Georgene DeNyse Lunberry and her husband have moved to India after many years of missionary work in Africa. Carol Spindler Picciano, who recently moved to Pennsylvania, celebrated the marriage of her youngest daughter. Heather Heath Reed retired last year and is loving it. She recently celebrated her youngest child's wedding. She has reconnected with Dorie Reese Freeman and Sue Pegues Owen, now living on Cape Cod.

1969:

Gay Anderson Molise hadn't seen Jonatha Tarbox Paetzhold in the 30 years between graduation and their 1999 Lasell Reunion. They had a few lunches before Gay moved to Camas, WA in 2006 and then changed jobs in 2008. "It's been nine years since we saw each other last," Gay writes, "but the years have melted away."


1970s

1970: Class Secretary: Deborah “Debbie” Kimerling Schneider

1971: Class Secretary: Carol Goulian Stewart

For her daughter's September wedding in Sanibel, FL, Cynthia Cassidy McManus stayed with Mary Lou Schmitt March, her Lasell roomate.

1972: Class Secretary: Marsha Fall Stuart

1974: Class Secretary: Barbara Hirschfield Henry

Barbara Hirschfield Henry encourages her classmates to e-mail her at henryrox@charter.net


1980s

1982: Class Secretary: Corinne Guyett Norris

Kerry Lee Bergeron is in frigid Belmont, NH, noting that "there isn't as much snow as last year." After graduating from Lasell, Karin Albert Copeland got a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Central Connecticut State University. She and husband James will celebrate their 25th anniversary in September. They have a daughter at Lesley University and a son in high school. Karin, who still lives in Burlington, CT, writes, "I'd like to give a shout out to Robin Tavekelian Post, Corinne Guyett Norris and Cynthia Osborne. Can you believe it's been 34 years?!" Corinne Guyett Norris was a Retail major at Lasell, then graduated from Bentley College with a Marketing and Management degree. She has lived in Porsmouth, NH with her husband for 17 years, and they have two sons, ages 13 and 14. "I'm sort of an antique mom," Corinne writes. She and her husband will celebrate their 20th anniversary in October. She enjoys living at the seacoast, skiing, scrapbooking, friendships and working at investment firm Waddell & Reed. Last year, Corinne visited her Lasell dorm with her sons, "and they loved it," she tells Leaves, adding, "I hope to encourage many of you to attend our 35th Reunion next year." Alison Kinne Schneider, a Business Accounting major at Lasell, still lives in her hometown Glastonbury CT with husband Bob and two college-age sons. Alison has run her own horse boarding business for 30 years. Melinda Simensky Whitman has been married for 23 years to "a great guy from Worcester, MA." Their daughter Jen is a senior at the University of Vermont, and their son Michael is a freshman at the University of Maryland. "They grow up in a New York minute," Melinda says. She hopes her classmates will contact her at her new email: Melindawhitman@gmail.com

1989: Class Secretary: Michelle Forget White


1990s

1993: Class Secretary: Tracey Provost Downs


2000s

2000: Class Secretary: Erin Andrews LaBelle

2001: Class Secretary: Jinette Dumont Chapman

2003:

The Norwalk Board of Education appointed Dr. Michael T. Conner as chief academic officer. In his new position, Michael develops, implements and coordinates Norwalk's Pre K-12 curricula and educational programs and services (see Leaves, Fall 2015).

2004: Class Secretary: Mitchell Phillips

2005: Class Secretary: Gregory Koch

Laura Carrozza Moore, founder of Jersey Peach Designs, was recently featured in The Asbury Park Press.

2006: Class Secretary: Danielle Grethel Phillips

Sarah "Blue" Barber ran away with the circus (again), joining the wardrobe department of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in 2013, where she met "the acrobat of my dreams." The couple welcomed a baby in October 2014. Sarah lives in Worcester, MA, where she is creating "a plethora of baby-themed items" in her studio. Yvonne Lucier Collier is now a registered nurse as well as a licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist. She wed in York, ME in 2012 and has three-year-old old identical twin boys. The family lives in Holden, MA. Danielle Grethel Phillips is looking forward to spending time with family and friends in 2016. She enjoyed ringing in the New Year in Brooklyn, NY with her huband Mitchell Phillips '04 G'06 and their family "watching Jimmy Buffett and Huey Newton and The News" (see Leaves, Fall 2015).

2007: Class Secretary: Elizabeth Huston

2008: 

Krystal Ortiz is assistant women's lacrosse coach at Frostburg (MD) State University. Julie Bortnick Weinstein's book, Oops!, released in November, is described as "an insider's guide to dating, sex and relationships in your 20s." Julie is on a book tour during 2016.

2009: Class Secretary: Katelyn Hammond Lincoln


2010s

2010: Class Secretary: Heather Oblon

Lisa Kelly is a vegan personal chef, cooking teacher and recipe blogger at for theveganpact.com. Kayleigh Robertson met Hafþór "Thor" Júlíus Björnsson (aka, "The Mountain" in HBO's Game of Thrones) while managing one of her first solo media events at the Red River Theatre in Concord, NH. Emily Duranleau married David Rogers '09 in July 2015. Fellow alums Chelsie Foster, Daniel Rogers '11, Gary Gay '09 and Wesley "Wes" Sackman stood beside them on their big day. Kelly Lenihan married William Spencer of Long Island, NY on June 20, 2015 in Danbury CT on their fifth anniversary as a couple. They live in Natick MA. Stephen Petrin was promoted to vice president of execution management systems on the Electronic Trade Desk at Investment Technology Group.

2011: Class Secretary: Kimberly “Kim” Hooper

Andrea Ajila was married on September 6, 2015 to Joseph Jaffee in Minneapolis, MN. They live in New York City. Andrea was promoted to business development manager for Miami and Latin America for Aberdeen Asset Management. Megan Carlson and Colby Garrapy, engaged in June 2015, plan to wed in October 2016. With their dog Griffey, they recently moved from Newton, MA to East Boston. Kaitlyn Farr received a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in August and is an early intervention physical therapist at Thom Anne Sullivan Center in Lowell, MA. In October, Lindsay Ryan opened her own business, a small café and bakery called Crumbs, in South Portland, ME. Rob Suh lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and is the operations manager for SARENS group.

2012: Class Secretary: Kasey Looney

John Bicknell lives in Los Angeles and works at Jingle Punks Music, a production music house, as a music supervisor for network TV series The Voice, Pawn Stars, American Restoration and others. He keeps in touch with some of his favorite Lasell professors "who have helped me greatly on my journey so far." Hannah Cebry lives in South Boston, MA with Alumni Taylor Curran '11 and Kasey Looney. She is a material sourcing specialist with Adidas' Sport License Division in Canton, MA. Chelsea Cleary lives in Quincy, MA and is a finance coordinator at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. Leigh Anderson Clemens married in August 2014 and had a baby girl in September 2015. She's been doing financial work at Yale University since October 2014. In May 2015, Riley Fickett got an M.Ed degree from Bridgewater State University in Student Affairs Counseling. She is the student event & special programs coordinator at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and lives in Warren, MA. Riley is currently training for her fourth marathon, the Cox Providence Marathon, in May. Courtney Taylor Kenney works for Cafe Services, Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Manchester, NH, dividing her time between managing IT and web-based support services and working in marketing. Courtney lives in southern coastal Maine with her husband and three-year-old son and is expecting another child in late May. Jonathan Klippert lives in Brighton with fellow Lasell teammate Adam Luciano '13. He is an outside rep for the Winslow Technology Group and recently finished his third season as the boys' varsity soccer coach at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA. Olivia Larsen is director of the Aquinnah (MA) Public Library, where her goal is "to promote the library as a community resource." Kasey Looney lives in South Boston with fellow Lasers Taylor Curran '11 and Hannah Cebry, works at Collora LLP in Boston and is training for her first Boston Marathon, doing fundraising for and running with the Brigham and Women's Stepping Strong team. Matthew Mahoney G'15 lives in Bridgewater, MA and recently completed his master's degree in Sport Leadership at Lasell. He is director of Baseball Operations for the Shamrock Baseball Club and coaches wresting at Rockland (MA) High School, his alma mater. Elizabeth McGeoy lives in Brighton, MA with longtime Lasell alum boyfriend. She is coordinator for the Center for the Public Interest at Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston, where she is involved with global philanthropic efforts in event marketing, development and fundraising for the Center's foundation. Tiffany Potter plans to pursue a career in radio at iHeartMEdia Boston, following her passion for fitness by teaching HITT classes at Harvard University, living in Brighton with fellow Lasers and taking classes at Boston's Improv Asylum. Sean Ruderman lives in Los Angeles and coordinates TV and production partnerships for Twitter. Harsh Trivedi is completing his MBA in finance in Les Roches, Switzerland, working part time on a consultancy project in Geneva, mastering different cuisines and training in Mixed Martial Arts. Amber "Chantel" Webson works in special education at a preschool in Antigua and is also a gymnastics coach in that Caribbean nation. Ainsley Wolfe lives in Brighton MA and works for Odysseys Unlimited, a small group international tour company. Her job has taken her to Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Turkey. She plans to run the 2016 Boston Marathon for Lasell College.

2013: Class Secretary: Antonio Nesbitt

Andrea Baptista lives with her six-year-old daughter and is a legal assistant at a large Massachusetts law firm. She credits her Legal Studies degree for "enabling me to follow my dreams." Carrie Kenniston hopes to graduate from Suffolk University Law School in May. She lives in East Boston with her fiancée Sean and cat Puddles. Jessica Leslie works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Department of Transitional Assistance and lives in her hometown Peabody, MA. Catherine Prince is the assistant director of athletics for Communications and Sports Information at the City College of New York. Brian Roach is a co-host/producer for The Sports Blast on ESPN NH (11am to 2pm on Saturdays). Brian also covers high school sports for the Boston Herald and works part-time for MLB Advanced Media. He lives in Allston, MA. Heidi Rose lives in South Boston and is a customer success manager at an educational startup. After spending more than a year in Miami and then Chile, Nick Rosenbaum is back in his hometown Beverly, MA, working with his church's youth ministry. Amanda Russo moved to Jamaica Plain, MA. Brittany Turgeon is engaged to Adam Caporiccio ‘13. She is an assistant buyer for Bob's Discount Furniture.

2014: Class Secretary: Kevin Moloney

Courtney Amberg is an assistant merchandising specialist in Junior Sportswear at The Doneger Group in New York City. Diane Coon continues to work with the Peace Corpos in Albania and writes, "still over here being woman of the year. Nothing too crazy." After working in commercial construction while looking for a fulltime gig in his field, Zachary Gray landed a position as a customer experience associate for DraftKings in Boston. He writes, "To all soon-to-be-graduates or recent grads: Be patient. If you stay determined, focused, and never give up, you'll make it." Alyssa Lajoie works in marketing and proposal writing for Consigli Construction in Massachusetts. Kendall Logsdon is a member of The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Marathon Team and will spend her 24th birthday running the Boston Marathon with co-workers, and "a huge support system including friends at Lasell." Justin Miller has added a third radio station (WDVI) to his resume of daily programming work in Rochester, NY as an executive producer. Nationally syndicated talk-show host Elvis Duran recently recognized one of Justin's graphic design projects online and on air. In addition, Justin is working with several Syracuse area businesses on graphic design and social media projects. "None of this would have been possible," he writes, "had I not received such an awesome education at Lasell." Kevin Moloney is a student services staff assistant at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, takeing classes at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. In addition, he remains involved with several Lasell alumni boards. Felipe Nascimento moved to New York City, where he is the assistant designer for a mass market clothing company. Martha Powell-Weltin married Hayden Lucas Weltin on October 31, 2015 at Mount Auburn Cemetery's Bigelow Chapel in Cambridge, MA. Before her nuptials, Martha was project leader for the Donald Duck animatronic featured in the updated "The Grande Fiesta Tour Starring: The Three Caballeros!" at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion in Florida. She now is developing new characers as a patternmaker/technical designer at Walt Disney World. Kaitlyn Quinn G'15 completed her master's degree in Communications at Lasell in December 2015 as part of the College's Fifth-Year Option. She is a project analyst at State Street Corporation in Quincy, MA and a babysitter at the YMCA in Needham, MA. She enjoys spending downtime with family and friends, volunteering at area shelters and organizations and running in road races for charity. Jenna Zamary G'15 received a degree in Moderate Disabilities from Lasell in December, works at the Luther Conant School in Acton, MA and lives in Waltham, MA.

2015: Class Secretary: Shannon Pasco

Danielle Cutillo moved to New York City with the goal of entering the fashion industry and is an intern at Krupp Group, a fashion public relations company in Manhattan. She works in the accessories department "doing everything from maintaining the fashion closets to researching articles about the group's clients in print and online." Patrick Driscoll G '15 was nominated as Massachusetts Athletic Director of the Year and named the 2015-2016 MIAA District H Athletic Director of the Year. Emily Kochanek is a technical editor for Analog Devices in Norwood, MA. Kyle Northrop was recently promoted to assistant manager at Marathon Sports in Wellesley, MA. Kyle runs 365 days a year and hopes to compete in the All Terrain Series with a possible 50-mile trail race at the end of the year.
Shannon Pasco began working as a department coordinator in the Conference and Event Services department at Brandeis University and recently was promoted to social event manager. Brianna Robbins is assistant indoor track coach at Malden (MA) Catholic High School.


Engagements

Jessica Heath ‘05 to Michael DiNuzzo
James Higgins Jr. '06 to Bianca Panlasigue
Kimberly Hooper ‘11 to Joshua Gladman


Marriages

Jacqueline Motyl Navedo '07 to Michael Navedo '06 on June 20, 2015
Sharon Goldman DelCioppo '07 to Peter DelCioppo on November 13, 2015
Martha Powell-Weltin ‘14 to Hayden Lucas Weltin on October 31, 2015


Children

Amanda Wasowski Smith '07, a son, Declan, on February 12, 2015
Meghan McDonough Fontaine '10, a daughter, Madelyn Lilly, on September 25, 2015
Kate McGrath '10, a son, Jude McGrath, on January 3, 2016


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