The Dec. 14 edition of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News included an article about John R. Driscoll and his selection by the New England Healthcare Assembly as the recipient of its sixth annual Trustee Leadership Award; Driscoll was honored for his contributions to the Down East Community Hospital, Machias, Maine, as the chairman of its board of trustees.
The Metropolitan Golf Association, Elmsford, N.Y., announced in November the selection of David P. “Dave” Anderson as the recipient of its 2007 Distinguished Service Award; Anderson is a sports columnist for The New York Times. John F. Phelan announced last fall that he and his partner, Frank T. Healey Jr. ’49, are retiring from the practice of law in Connecticut. Class Chair Albert J. McEvoy Jr.
The law firm Pierce Atwood LLP recently announced that Ralph I. Lancaster Jr. has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2008, published by Woodward/White of Aiken, S.C.—and, also, in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation 2008, published by Law Business Research Ltd. the official research partner of the International Bar Association; Lancaster, who serves as of counsel in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office, specializes in civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. Class Co-Chairs James E. Hayes, Bertram U. Mount Jr., Joseph F. Whalen Jr. Class Correspondent Rev. John R. Mulvehill
Rev. Rudolph J. Leveille, a retired priest of the Diocese of Portland, Maine, writes that June 15, 2007 marked the 50th jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Monsignor Edward A. Sweeney notes that he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on June 1. Class Chair Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J.
James A. Paradis writes that his painting, titled Barriers, has been installed in the Moakley Building of the Boston Medical Center. Class Chair Robert J. McKay. Class Correspondent Robert F. Danahy
James J. “Jim” Callahan Jr. writes that the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans selected him as the recipient of its 2007 Elsie Frank Advocacy Award. Former Massachusetts secretary of Elder Affairs, Callahan is also past director of the Policy Center on Aging at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Class Co-Chairs Francis T. Londregan, Raymond A. Nothnagle
W. Lawrence “Larry” Drew, M.D., writes that he continues to work full time as a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and, as director of the clinical virology laboratory. Leo A. Kellogg notes that he is the president of MENSA of Northeastern New York. Class Chair Braden A. Mechley. Class Correspondent Arthur J. Andreoli
Arthur W. Brodeur writes that he has been appointed by Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Governor’s Hospital System Strategic Task Force—“charged with developing strategies to stabilize and chart the future course of hospitals in Connecticut.” Chairman of the Planning Committee of the Windham Hospital in Willimantic, Conn., Brodeur was recently selected as a recipient of the 2007 Holyoke (Mass.) Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. Class Chair William P. Maloney. Class Co-Correspondents Thomas M. O’Brien, John J. Ormond
Richard J. Andres notes that he has had his sixth book published by AMSCO School Publications Inc.: Prep for the Regents Exam: Geometry, which he wrote with Joy Bernstein. Lawrence A. “Larry” McGrail writes that he recently conducted training for retired engineers in Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Calif., through RE-SEED—a Northeastern University-sponsored program that prepares engineers, scientists and other individuals with science backgrounds, to provide voluntary assistance to upper elementary and middle school science teachers with their instruction of the physical sciences; McGrail notes that he has also presented similar workshops in Virginia, Arizona, California, New York, Maine, and Worcester—at WPI. In addition, this program has enabled him to tutor inner city students twice a week at the O’Bryant School, Roxbury, Mass., as they prepare for the advanced placement physics exam. Class Co-Chairs George M. Ford, George F. Sullivan Jr.
On Sept. 25, Bishop George W. Coleman of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., blessed the new Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, Mass., and served as principal celebrant at the dedication Mass; the diocesan newspaper, The Anchor, featured a story about the school’s opening in its Oct. 5 edition. Class Chair C. Clark Hodgson Jr.
Albert L. Menard Jr. writes that he is now acting as a compliance officer for the financial planning firm Gilman & Ciocia. Harry A.M. Rush Jr. notes that he has written the Centennial Diary of East Millinocket, Maine 1907-2007, for the town’s 100th anniversary. Richard L. “Dick” Withington, M.D., writes that he retired—following 39 years of service as a physician, orthopedic surgery—and is now residing on a small island in the St. Lawrence River between New York and Canada. Withington adds that he currently serves as captain of a small working tug in marine construction and salvage; captain of the Clayton, N.Y., fireboat Last Chance; volunteer captain at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton; and deputy coordinator for EMS in Jefferson County, N.Y. Class Chair William J. O’Leary Jr.
William T. “Bill” Collins notes that, while relocating to North Carolina, he is continuing to serve as in-house counsel for the E Q Corporation in Stamford, Conn. Class Chair Charles J. Buchta. Class Correspondent Michael J. Toner
The Diocese of Fall River, Mass., honored Robert A. Mulligan this fall with its St. Thomas More Award for dedicated service as a distinguished jurist. Mulligan serves as chief justice for administration and management of the Massachusetts Trial Court. Donald W. Wilkes is currently the social studies supervisor, prekindergarten through grade 12, in the Middletown (Conn.) Public Schools. Class Co-Chairs David J. Martel, Thomas F. McCabe Jr.
Robert G. “Rob” Stevenson, an assistant professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., writes that he is the co-editor of a new book, titled Perspectives on Violence and Violent Death, published last October by Baywood Press. Stevenson adds that the Bergen County Women’s Coaches’ Association announced his election as president of the organization; a member of the coaches’ executive committee for 34 years, he most recently served as treasurer. Class Co-Chairs John J. McLaughlin Jr., John P. Sindoni
Joseph E. “Jay” Howard notes that, in April 2007, he was sent by USAID to Macedonia to continue working on an education project there; during his visit to five high schools located in small cities and towns in the southern and eastern sections of the country, he assisted educators with mentoring activities, enabling them to share and disseminate student-centered teaching activities. William A. Monti writes that he has written and published Publisher vs. Politician—a book about the rise and fall of T. Frank Hayes, mayor of Waterbury, Conn., from 1930-39, and his conflict with local newspaper publisher William J. Pape; the book is available at www.lulu.com. Class Co-Chairs Alfred J. Carolan Jr., John T. Collins
Peter F. Purcell, M.D., notes that he has been re-elected to the position of governor for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) for Northern New York state; serving in this capacity as liaison among ACG members, fellows and the board of trustees for New York state north of Westchester County—as well as liaison to the National Affairs Committee—he is also a member of the association’s Professional Issues and Finance and Budget committees. Having maintained a private gastroenterology practice since 1979, Purcell is president of Digestive Disease Associates of Schenectady, PC, in Schenectady, N.Y.—as well as a clinical assistant professor at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College. Class Co-Chairs Stephen T. Bier, Thomas J. Neagle
Thomas C. McKone III writes that he has been re-elected to a four-year term with the East Lake Tarpon Fire Commission, located in Pinellas County, Fla. Class Chair Allan F. Kramer II
Louis R. Fortunato, M.D., notes that he has been accepted into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Program at Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., effective this past fall. Michael E. Niedermeier, managing principal of the certified public accounting and consulting firm Nishball, Carp, Niedermeier, Pacowta & Co.—with offices in Shelton and Waterbury, Conn.—announces that he was recently named to a five-year term on the board of directors of BKR International, a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms. Class Co-Chairs Brian R. Forts, Edward J. Sullivan
Jurij Dobczansky writes that he serves as the senior cataloging specialist and recommending officer for Ukraine at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Class Co-Chairs Joseph W. Cummings, Joseph A. Sasso Jr.