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Class Notes

The Class Notes section of Leaves includes items submitted by Lasell University class secretaries and alumni, along with information gathered from press releases, news stories, and websites. Notes are edited for clarity and space. Unfortunately, we cannot verify factual content of submissions. In the interest of protecting alumni privacy, it is the policy of  University Advancement to not share personal information. Please contact the office if you wish to connect with a fellow alumnus. If you are interested in serving as a class secretary, please contact David Nathan, director of communications and stewardship, at 617-243-2344 or


Gertrude Ruch Kauffman (Class Secretary)

Trudy Ruch Kauffman '42Trudy Ruch Kauffman (right) enjoyed celebrating her 100th birthday via Zoom since her family was unable to gather in person due to COVID-19. She traveled to Hawaii with two of her daughters and visited with Bobbie Jennings ’55.

Joan Hanson Blake (Class Secretary)

Betty Ann Mahoney Themal worked as a certified medical laboratory technologist at a hospital in her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, for eight years after graduation before getting married and having two daughters. In the years that followed, she volunteered at her children’s schools and with the Girl Scouts, and served for 27 years as secretary for the trustees of her village. She was introduced to tai chi in 1978 and has been teaching it for more than 20 years. She writes, “I am proud of the way Lasell has evolved into a full-fledged University. Lasell was just the right college for me.”


Shirley Gibbons San Soucie (Class Secretary)


Mary Burke Brinn, Lee Smith Connors, and Barbara Smith Hernberg '53

Mary Burke Brinn (middle) gathered with longtime friends and sisters Lee Smith Connors (left) and Barbara Smith Hernberg at the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. The three have
been friends for 78 years.

Virginia “Ginger” Wilder Melitz writes, “I’m hale and hearty and still upright. I made it through the pandemic. Cheers to my fellow ’53ers.”

Ann Bowerman Logan and her husband, Bob, are healthy and busy with their seven children and 19 grandchildren. Over the summer they enjoyed trips to Vermont and Nauset Beach on Cape Cod, where they spent their honeymoon 65 years ago. They winter in Naples, Florida. Ann is still in touch with housemate Mary McCulloch Bush. They miss their dear friend Nancy Horton. She writes, “Best to all of our great Class of ’54.”

Bobbie Jennings (Class Secretary)

Pris Fenton Abercrombie reports that, after a long illness, she lost her husband, Jack, just one day after their 64th anniversary. “I know in my heart,” she writes, “he hung on for that special day.” She fondly recalls their last trip together, a cruise around the Great Lakes four years ago.

Mary Lee Gowdy Balcourt occasionally talks with Diana Hendley Cooper. Her main topic of conversation these days is her new great-granddaughter. The pandemic has limited Mary to doing Sudoku puzzles and cross-stitching, plus maintaining her house and yard. Fortunately, Hurricane Ida did not impact her home in Sarasota, Florida.

Bobbie Jennings and Joan Murano Swanson have been writing back and forth, remembering playing softball together at Lasell. Joan recalled that someone broke the window of the music teacher’s house with a home run to center field. Bobbie had to admit it was she who was the culprit! Bobbie also keeps in touch with Pam Barry ’49. “Pam still writes by hand and usually four or five pages,” she writes. “I love getting letters rather than emails.”

Sally Cranton Nolan and her husband, Bob, have lived on Cape Cod since 1997. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Sally and Bob contracted COVID-19 in January and survived after a bad scare. She writes, “We have now had the two vaccinations and urge everybody to do the same.”

Barbara Judd Ozinga’s home in Oklahoma sustained considerable damage during a storm in April. She had to wait five months before repairs began. It didn’t slow her down, however. She has begun her last term as president of the Oklahoma University Musical Theatre/Opera Guild. In addition, she’s active with her homeowner’s association board, enjoys knitting and playing bridge, and is in a book group. She writes, “The Lasell years seem so far away, but the memories are so present. Wonderful to see Lasell flourishing!”

Audrey Silver Rogers and her husband had their annual family vacation on the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire — despite the threat of COVID-19. The gathering included 29 family members and spouses, eight dogs, a bobcat cat, and a mini-pig named Truffle.

Margaret Kraft (Class Secretary)

Penelope “Penny” Rafkin Blake
has lived in Southeast Florida for 26 years and still misses Massachusetts. She recently traveled to the area for three weeks to see family and friends. Penny visited with Sandy Lavine Kanosky and Ann Beden-Weiner. She writes, “I loved seeing them again. We so enjoy reminiscing about our years at Lasell and the memories still bring lots of smiles and laughter.” Penny has 14 grandchildren and two great-grands.

Carole Bartholomew Dusseau is retired and lives on the northeast coast of Florida with Walt, her husband of 61 years. They previously lived in Puerto Rico and St. Croix, then moved north to Florida 40 years ago. They have three adult children and five grandkids. She writes, “We are well and happy!”

Mary Ann Fuller Young reports that she is studying “canine” now that she has adopted a retired grand champion black Labrador. Opal — the dog’s given name and Mary Ann’s birthstone — is 8 years old, going on 2, and learning about life with a senior in South Burlington, Vermont. Mary Ann writes, “Alas, Opal is teaching me that it is possible to readjust my lifestyle.”

Carolyn Wood Brox
and Frances Reid Kip Smith enjoyed lunch with their husbands recently at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Florida. They reminisced about their years at Lasell Junior College and how the world has changed in the 62 years since graduation.

Joan Conradi McLaughlin and her husband, Bob, have had an eventful couple of years. They hosted their grandson’s wedding at their beach house and welcomed their first great-grandson in 2020, and in August of this year they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with 30 family members. They are looking forward to a new great-granddaughter in March 2022.


Elaine Butler Ryan (Class Secretary)

Marsha Shapiro Carpenter and her husband, Richard, enjoy spending time at their condo in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She writes, “Richard, our sons, and grandchildren are all great. Hope everyone is well!”

Laura Jensen '61 and Susan Constantine Buonocore '65

Laura Jensen (right) enjoyed a September lunch in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the home of Susan “Connie” Constantine Buonocore ’65 and her husband, George. She writes, “Due to COVID, it had been some time since we were together, so it was nice to reconnect. My 80th birthday week celebration was filled with cards, laughs, memories, long phone conversations, and more food and drink.”

Elaine Butler Ryan was looking forward to celebrating her 80th birthday on Thanksgiving this year. She writes, “It’s safe to say there will be plenty of food and my gift will be having the family all together again.” She enjoys golf, kayaking, and playing her bodhrán (Irish drum) at a weekly Irish traditional music session at a local Irish pub.

Jacqueline Hans Sierakowski reports that after graduating from Lasell with an associate’s degree in art, she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from New York University. She married her husband, Jacek, in Warsaw, Poland. Their son Andrej earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Cornell in applied and engineering physics. Jacqueline is still in touch with Gail Warren Barry.

Pat McKinnon Williams became an octogenarian in March and celebrated with a small dinner with her sister, Ginny McKinnon Dernavich ’62, and her husband Rodney’s family. Her children, Todd and Katie, rented a beach house in October in Hilton Head, South Carolina, for the family to gather and celebrate both Pat and Rodney’s 80th birthdays. She writes, “In spite of having COVID, we continue to wear masks, are vaccinated, and avoid crowds. Stay safe and well.”

Linda Falt York has retired and enjoys spending time with her five granddaughters.

Joan Curtin (Class Secretary)

Deeny Nemeth Shore and her husband, Howie, live on the ocean in Florida after raising three children in the Northeast. Deeny would love to connect with some of her friends from the Class of 1963.

Bev Landros Bley '64Bev Landros 
Bley (pictured left) lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has a small summer home in Eastport, Maine. Through DNA testing, she learned that she has two half-sisters and many cousins. Her four children are spread out around the country, but they try to get together at Christmas time.

Nancy Zigo Bush retired in 2009 after a career of more than 40 years, primarily with Steelcase in the contract furniture industry. She now enjoys leisurely days featuring book club, mahjong, jazzercise, and, of course, grandchildren. She writes, “Life has given me many blessings.”

Ruth DeWitt Ghia and her husband, who retired last year, built their fifth house. It is located in Lancaster, Massachusetts, overlooking an apple orchard, just up the hill from where her parents lived for nearly 50 years and across the street from a house her husband owned in the 1980s. She designed the house for an “aging-in-place” experience and continues to work on several home projects. Her three children live locally, and she has one grandchild. Ruth still enjoys downhill skiing and hopes to resume traveling soon. She keeps in touch with Joan Keefe Feloney, Pat Perry Polidor, and Joy Raymond Carey, and gets together with Joan and Pat for a few days almost every year in the Berkshires or Saratoga. She writes, “Stay well everyone. I hope we can all meet again for our 60th Reunion.”

Nancy Naylor Busby lives in a lovely senior apartment community as an active widow and is enjoying this chapter of her life. She writes, “I love the Lord and the ministry activities He directs me to, exercise classes, walking, and visiting with friends and family!”

Roberta Rogers Shore GP’25 is proud and excited to share that her grandson, Elliot Pototsky ’25, is a first-year student at Lasell. Her mother, Charlotte Kaplan ’36 P’66 GGP ‘25, also graduated from Lasell. Roberta writes, “My mother would be amazed at the changes. Just look at it now!”

Katherine McDonough Ryan P’03 (Class Secretary)

Ann Hudson North and Martha Begley Hertel '67

Ann Hudson North writes that her two years at Lasell Junior College provided her with many wonderful memories, a good education, and lasting friendships. She stopped in Connecticut to see her roommate, Martha Begley Hertel, and her husband in July. Ann writes, “Martha and I are blessed with long marriages and the gift of grandchildren. I hope to visit Martha for many more years!” Photos above are of Ann and Martha together in 1966, 1987, and this year.

Kathy Morgan Lucey is enjoying retirement. She stays busy serving as a lay leader at her church and crocheting blankets for Project Linus, which distributes them to children in hospitals, Head Start programs, and shelters. She is thrilled that her daughter and three grandchildren have returned to Massachusetts after 15 years living in the Midwest. She writes, “I still live in Newton and go by or through Lasell most every day. I have such great memories.”

Jane Norcross Bodrie '68Jane Norcross Bodrie (pictured left) is a real estate agent, selling homes on Cape Cod for Sotheby’s and loving it. She enjoyed a 33-year career as an international flight attendant for TWA before retiring in 2001. She and her husband of 43 years, Gregory, an optometrist, have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Melinda Smith Partridge moved back to Western Massachusetts and looks forward to connecting with classmates.


Mary Anne Conboy G’15 has stayed busy reading and listening to books (more than 300, at last count) and completing jigsaw puzzles since the onset of COVID-19. She had several of the puzzles framed, which led to her being hired to work at the local Michaels crafts store. Early in her career, the Lasell art/interior design major sold drapery and upholstery fabrics at Calico Corners, and sold carpet, wallpaper, and fabrics to designers and architects at F. Schumacher & Co.

Rebecca Robarts Wilson writes, “Wishing all Lasell alums good health and happiness as we circumnavigate this pandemic. We have another little miracle grandbaby on the way — a wonderful blessing during these difficult times. Be well!”


Paula Finnegan Dickinson’s
42-year career in education began in Lasell’s early childhood program. After graduation, she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mount St. Mary’s and a master’s degree in education from Boston University. She taught kindergarten, multi-age grades 1–3, and grade 4, and also served as a reading specialist and diagnostic prescriptive teacher. Paula and her husband, David, have been married for 44 years. She holds an Enduro motorcycle license and has served as a basketball referee for 22 years. She writes, “Big shout out to all the ’68–70 Karandon Kuties!”

Carol Goulian Stewart (Class Secretary)

Kathy Lockwood Benson '71 and Kris Coryell-Jesmer '71

Kathy Lockwood Benson (left) met up with Kris Coryell-Jesmer for a mini Lasell 50th Reunion celebration in Canandaigua, New York, near Rochester.

Marilyn Warren Herlin has been happily retired since 2016. After graduating from Lasell, she received a Navy Nurse Corps scholarship and obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCLA. She served five years in the Navy as a nurse, and used her GI Bill benefits to obtain a master’s in nursing from the University of New Mexico while teaching at University Medical Center. She earned her law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in 1991. After doing civil litigation for 15 years, she moved to Florida and worked for 11 years in the nursing programs at Edison State College/Florida SouthWestern State College.

Susan “Kris” Leonard Kincaide retired after serving as marketing manager/graphic designer at Remo Drumheads. She now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. She writes, “I enjoy the lake, my grandsons, and fun graphics and crafts. Shout out to Jane, Martha, Jackie, Paula, Gloria, Louise, Cathy, and others from Bancroft House/Woodland 2.”

Patti Riddles Berte has been working in various roles in information technology for about 45 years. She and her husband live in Connecticut and have three children, two grandchildren, and three fur kids. They are looking forward to travel after the COVID-19 restrictions. She would love to hear from her Lasell friends. Patti can be reached at

Leslie Magerer Tapper is a vice president at the Home Décor Group.

Kristin Cooksley Magnussen
reports that 48 years after graduating, she is still working as a nurse. She plans to work for two more years since she loves what she is doing and cannot imagine retiring in the middle of a pandemic. She currently works in public health, overseeing COVID-19 contact tracing, vaccinations, and emergency preparedness planning. She and her husband downsized to a condo in New London, Connecticut. She enjoys spending time with her son Thor’s three children — ages 5, 3, and 1. She writes, “I hope all Lasell graduates are vaccinated against COVID!”

Barbara Hirschfield Henry (Class Secretary)

Barbara Hirschfield Henry has retired after 24 years as first selectman in Roxbury, Connecticut. She served on the Board of Selectmen and Board of Education for the last three decades and worked as an emergency medical technician. Barbara is looking forward to spending more time with her family, including two granddaughters, and traveling.

Theresa Canavan Loe
 loves living in Texas and just celebrated her 26th wedding anniversary. She writes, “I am doing well and almost ready for retirement. COVID-19 has taught me to slow down and enjoy home base at our lake house. As the saying goes, ‘Stop and smell the roses.’”

Lorrain Davies Ellerson '79Lorraine Davies Ellerson
continued her education at Boston University and the Corcoran School of Arts and Design after graduating from Lasell. She sold commercial workstations at Steelcase, became a residential interior designer, and now paints landscapes of Chesapeake Bay. She resides with her husband, an investment advisor, and their labradoodle in Annapolis, Maryland. She has a daughter, stepdaughter, and two grandchildren. She writes, “Greetings to Anne Devanny Hagenah, Mercedes, Alison Ix, and others. We thrived through our parietal hours with Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Dan Fogelberg. We danced at Daisy Buchanan’s on Newbury Street, cross-country skied on Commonwealth Ave., and delivered groceries to the needy during a snowstorm. We began our running journeys inspired by our very own Boston Marathon. We watched General Hospital every afternoon. Lasell was a wonderful launch pad.”


Emily Thomas Wilson
writes, “Hello to all. Hope everyone is doing well, wherever you are!”

Lynn McCarthy Scuderi is enjoying life in Cookeville, Tennessee, where she relocated with her husband of 29 years, Bruce, in April 2018. They joined the local Corvette Club, Harley-Davidson owners’ club, and Chamber of Commerce, and have met many local residents. They enjoy going to wineries, listening to local music, visiting the area’s many state parks and waterfalls, and sitting out at the end of the day watching the sunset with their dog, Aries. Lynn works as a mortgage loan officer for US Bank.

Michelle Forget White (Class Secretary)


Pamela Andrews opened a day spa north of Boston four years ago that specializes in natural skincare, massage, and energy healing.


Tracey Provost (Class Secretary)

Deb Blumenthal (Class Secretary)

Kellie Wilkins Kulick P’22 joined LCB Senior Living as regional director of sales in New England after working for Benchmark Senior Living for more than 15 years in operational and sales roles. Her daughter Emily Kulick ’22 is a history major and will graduate from Lasell in May 2022. She serves as a resident assistant and plans to pursue graduate school to study higher education.

Michelle Miller
is a kindergarten teacher at the Academies of Math & Science in Arizona, where she built a house.


Jinette Dumont-Chapman (Class Secretary)

E. Ashley Seybold (Class Secretary)

Crista Cannata (Class Secretary)

Crista Cannata married Christopher Jones on November 7, 2020, at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut.

Amy Pilat Souza G’08 started a new career in real estate. She is excited to help people buy and sell their homes. Amy is also available to help alumni find amazing agents in their area. She can be reached at

Gregory Koch (Class Secretary)

Jamie Doron serves as special assistant to Mike Gordon, president of Fenway Sports Group, and Sam Kennedy, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox.

Danielle Grethel Phillips (Class Secretary)

Elizabeth Huston (Class Secretary)

Brittany Baker '07 and Patrick Sullivan '16 wedding with Lasell guests

Brittany Baker, who formerly worked in student financial planning and undergraduate admissions at Lasell and served as president of the Lasell University Alumni Association, married Patrick Sullivan ’16 on May 30 at The Boylston Rooms in Easthampton, Massachusetts. They met while Brittany was working at Lasell and Patrick was a campus police officer (he is now an officer with the Boston Police Department). They went to high school together in Wilbraham but did not know each other until meeting at Lasell Commencement in 2014. Pictured from left to right: Dan Iles ’08; Patrick; Kevin Lawson ’08; Michele Kosboth, former director of student financial planning at Lasell; Brittany; Andrew Gundlach ’08; and Molly Fawcett Gundlach ’09. 

Kevin Lang (Class Secretary)

Rachel Howard (Class Secretary)

Erica Desautels joined Boomerangs Special Edition thrift and consignment store in Boston’s South End after 10 years at the Boston Ballet costume shop. In her new job, she combines her fashion knowledge with her passions for secondhand clothing and queer community support. Boomerangs raises funds to prevent new HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.

Rachel Howard and her family have moved back to Massachusetts from Florida. She works down the street from Lasell as the reading specialist at Learning Prep School. She also launched an educational consulting business, The Collective IEP, that supports families, students, and teachers through the complex special education process. Rachel writes, “We are excited to be settling back down with family and friends in the Boston area.”

Katelyn Hammond Lincoln G’11 moved back to Massachusetts after living in Lexington, Kentucky, for eight years. She is the director of development at the Riverbend School in Natick. Katelyn and her husband, James Lincoln G’12, a lecturer at Lasell, welcomed their third daughter, Regina Prudence, in January.

Ben Segal is now senior director of customer experience at Pair Eyewear after five years at Freshly.

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2010s (2010-2014)

Heather Oblon (Class Secretary)

Kimberly Hooper Gladman (Class Secretary)

Kasey Looney Silva (Class Secretary)

Hannah Cebry recently celebrated her six-year anniversary with adidas and has taken on a new role with the company in Los Angeles. She is the material development manager for the new partnership announced with designer Jerry Lorenzo. Hannah moved from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Monica, California, for the new job.

Carrie Kenniston Goodwin (Class Secretary)

Samantha Murphy Boisclair G’16 works as a benefits and leave specialist at National Amusements/Showcase Cinemas, where she utilizes the master’s degree in human resource management that she earned from Lasell in 2016. She and her husband are celebrating three years of marriage and three years of homeownership. Their daughter turned 2 years old in October.

Brandon Chase started a new job as marketing and communications coordinator at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. He is familiar with the nonprofit, which is based in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, and provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families, because the foundation helped Brandon’s family in 2013 when his father was battling cancer.

Will Dempsey lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is the project director for the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. Will’s work is focused on managing large-scale public records and information technology innovation projects. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and designing and making custom leather bags, including for fellow Lasell alumni.

Jamie Marshall moved back to Waltham, Massachusetts, during the height of the pandemic and joined the law firm of Howd & Ludorf in Wellesley.

Flannagh Fitzsimmons (Class Secretary)

Courtney Amberg lives in New York City and is a member of the New York Junior League (NYJL). She is co-chair of the group’s volunteer program, Beacon 2 Broadway, which was named the NYJL’s top committee of the year. Courtney is also active with the Lasell Board of Overseers.

Ariel Lipson Charbonneau is a production associate at Organogenesis. She and her husband bought their first home in Grafton, Massachusetts, and adopted a cuddly sheltie puppy.

Ricky Igbani was named interim coach of the Lasell men’s and women’s cross-country teams. As a student, he played baseball for Lasell and was a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. For the past two years, he has owned a sports performance and youth fitness company, and served as a coach for an educational athletic training software app built for high school coaches and athletes.

2010s (2015-2019)

Shannon Pasco (Class Secretary)

Max Berkowitz was named sports information director at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. He previously served as athletic communications assistant at MIT for six years.

Becca Bissonnette '15Becca Bissonnette married Ramon Tomzer on August 28 and celebrated and partied with close family and friends at a beautiful venue. Becca and Ramon honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise.

Christopher Ellison G’15 was named director of operations for the new Westwood Park YMCA in Nashua, New Hampshire. He had been director of sports and recreation at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton.

Ian Morse '15Ian Morse became a realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty in South Tampa, Florida, on May 17 — exactly six years after receiving his degree from Lasell. He is available to help alumni achieve their real estate goals: buying, selling, or renting a home in the Tampa Bay region.

Jonathan Peirce got engaged in December 2020 and is planning his wedding with his wife-to-be, Shannon Spellman, for September 2022.

Shannon Pasco '15

Shannon Pasco (pictured above right) was engaged to fiancé Dan Lazinsk in April. They are planning their wedding for November 2022.

Jordan Dalpe (Class Secretary)

Deanna Barrett enrolled in an accelerated nursing program at Southern Connecticut State University and will graduate in August 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. The former Lasell basketball player was working as a certified athletic trainer at Hartford Healthcare in Connecticut before being assigned to work alongside nurses and other medical professionals to provide care and testing during COVID-19.

Darius Corcoran proposed to his girlfriend on their four-year anniversary in May on Cape Cod. He works as mobile device support specialist in the Millis Public Schools and has moved to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Rachel Matos has started a new position as assistant director of programs at the Clery Center. She trains college officials from around the United States to comply with federal legislation and help eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault on campuses.

Meagan Pariseau started a new job as a marketing coordinator at Akumina, a software company.

Megan Hanlon (Class Secretary)

Brianna Longo accepted a new job in June as production coordinator at Marc Fisher Footwear, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. She works on shoe production for multiple brands.

Brandon Valentin, a four-year starter on the Lasell baseball team, is an account manager for LendSure Mortgage Corp. in Rhode Island and is pursuing his real estate agent certification. He bought his first condo on the Connecticut shoreline over the summer.

James Rossano (Class Secretary)

Spencer Koiser '18
Spencer Kosior (pictured above) earned his master’s degree in journalism from Emerson College. In June, he joined NBC10 Boston as a content producer and hung up his freelance hat. Spencer is still chasing sleep on the overnight shift, but he is humbled to wake up every morning (technically every night) and share the news of the day with the people of his home state. He had been a part-time news writer on the weekend overnight shift for WCVB NewsCenter 5, where he learned how to chase down facts, make cold calls at 4 a.m., and then summarize the information in a story of 20 seconds or less.

Korinna Locke '18

Korinna Locke (pictured above) received her juris doctor from New England Law in Boston in May.

James Rossano was promoted to senior department coordinator of alumni relations at Brandeis University.

Rebecca Van Spall-Hood (Class Secretary)

Alex Balletto serves as director of operations at the Elder Law Center of Connecticut.

Ashlyn Eaton married David DeLuca on August 22.


Katie Jones (Class Secretary)

Mandi Brock
is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at the University of New Hampshire and is doing her first-year clinical internship at the Brandon School and Residential Treatment Center in Natick, Massachusetts.

Samantha Crough G’20 was named coach of the Regis College women’s basketball team. She has served as an assistant coach at Carnegie Mellon, Williams, and Emerson after a standout career at Endicott.

Colin Fenton launched his own car detailing business, Colin’s Detail Garage, in Ballston Spa, New York.

Kaitlyn Hayward G’20 earned her master of science in human resources management degree from Lasell in 2020 and now works in human resources at Dassault Systèmes.

Katie Jones accepted a new role as an advancement talent assistant in the Office of University Advancement at Boston College.

James Kappatos '20James Kappatos (pictured left) traveled in August to Greece, where he enjoyed reconnecting with family while learning about his culture all over again. In his travels, he crossed Greece twice; climbed the fort at ancient Corinthos; stood atop the Acropolis; visited the island of Kefalonia, where his family is from; island hopped by boat; ate fresh, organic, home-grown fruit, vegetables, and meat; and danced and sang in Mykonos. He writes, “This experience is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life and cherish as a beacon of good among all the bad COVID-19 has brought. As a Laser for life, I will always be ignorant of defeat.”

Kate Kennedy accepted a job as travel support specialist with EF Tours in the company’s Denver office. Kate and Jenna Noel traveled to Yellowstone National Park over the summer.

Olivia Knotts earned her master’s degree at St. Joseph’s University in May and is teaching fourth grade at the Catherine Kolnaski STEAM Magnet School in Groton, Connecticut.

Alex Mansue and Corey Neal ’21 celebrated their engagement during a summer vacation in North Carolina.

Haley Pelletier is a behavioral health professional at OT To Play and was recently promoted to lead teacher.

Jared Sgroi and Hannah Smith have grown their family by adopting a new fur baby, Pip.

Betty Song, who returned to her native China after graduation, accepted a position in the higher education field as an assistant study abroad coordinator at the Xinghi Conservatory of Music.

Patrick Sullivan G’21 accepted a job with a minor-league hockey team in Portland, Maine, and received his master’s degree at Lasell. Pat and his girlfriend, Steph Sullivan, took a road trip down the East Coast over the summer. Steph accepted a job as ancillary revenue manager at the Xfinity Center and moved from her hometown in Maine to Boston.

Mike Tacinelli works as a tax accountant at CohnReznick in Hartford, Connecticut, while he studies for his CPA license.

Brianna Doody (Class Secretary)

Allie Jo Amos G’22 is pursuing her MBA with a concentration in sustainable fashion operations at Lasell and works as a sales representative and trade show manager.

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