Cyril T. McDermott
The Holy Cross Club of Rhode Island awarded Elda Driscoll, wife of the late Joseph
H. Driscoll, its Crusader of the Year Award, at the Club's annual Communion Breakfast
held May 19 at the Officers' Club at Newport (R.I.) Naval Base.
Lee F. Bartlett Jr.
Robert J.M. O'Hare
L. Douglas Netter served as the executive producer of
the 90-minute television movie, Babylon 5: The Legend
of the Rangers, which aired in January on the Sci-Fi
Francis J. McCabe Jr.
J. William Middendorf II was selected as the guest of
honor at the recommissioning and rechristening festivities
celebrating the 60th birthday of the battleship, the USS
Massachusetts, held in May in Fall River, Mass. Middendorf,
secretary of the Navy from 1974 to 1977 and former ambassador
to the European Community, is the recipient of numerous decorations,
including the Distinguished Public Service Award from the
Department of Defense.
George A. Cashman
John M. Reynolds, who continues to maintain a private
law practice in Keene, N.H., received recognition from the
New Hampshire Bar Association for having been in practice
for 50 years.
James P. Diggins
On July 10, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame,
North Kingstown, R.I., announced that Robert J. Bob Cousy
has been selected as one of the first inductees into the
hall of fame.
Rev. Msgr. John J. Kelliher
The Long Island Association recently selected John S.
Gallagher as the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award,
in recognition of his contributions to the health-care field
and also for his professional and civic commitments to the
Long Island community. Gallagher currently serves as co-chairman
of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation
in Great Neck, N.Y. James T. Jim Larkin has been
appointed a member of the Sexual Misconduct Review Board
for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn. He has also been elected
treasurer of both the Naval War College Foundation and the
New England Historic Genealogical Society. The Rochester,
N.Y., newspaper, Democrat and Chronicle, selected
the April 11 Letter to the Editor of Salvatore J. Parlato
Jr. for its Golden Pen awarded for
letters that are concise and well-written and that express
strong opinions. Parlato wrote in defense of American
clergy, in response to recent stories about the issue of
the sexual abuse of minors.
Barry R. McDonough
Paul F. Dupuis
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
announced in May the election of John M. Gibbons Jr., M.D.,
as president-elect. Gibbons is a senior attending ob-gyn
physician at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford,
Conn., and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the
University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington;
he was recently appointed to the advisory council of the
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Joseph J. Reilly Jr.
Robert F. Danahy
George J. Robinson, an attorney in private practice in
Webster, Mass., has been elected chairman of the Webster
Five Cents Savings Bank. Daniel J. Wellehan Jr. is the president
and chief executive officer of Sebago Inc., a U.S.-based
footwear manufacturer headquartered in Gorham, Maine; Wellehan
recently accepted the 2002 Governor's Award for Business
Excellence on behalf of his company.
Daniel M. Dunn
On July 10, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame,
North Kingstown, R.I., announced that Thomas W. Tom Heinsohn
has been selected as one of the first inductees into the
hall of fame.
William J. Ellis
James J. Callahan Jr. received the Boston College School
of Social Work Alumni Association's Hero's Award for
an outstanding career as a social worker. In May, Rev. Peter
J. Guerin, O.S.B., received an honorary degree from Saint
Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., during commencement exercises.
Fr. Guerin, who has served 25 years as academic dean of the
college, was recognized for his devotion to Catholic higher
education and monastic life at Saint Anselm. The summer issue
of Saint Anselm Magazine included a profile of Fr.
Guerin, highlighting his contributions to the college, as
he leaves his administrative post to resume teaching full
time in the college theology department. Robert C. Bob McAdam,
who is retired, is doing some consulting work in the textile/apparel
field. Joseph S. O'Malley has been appointed senior trust
consultant at Mahopac National Bank, Brewster, N.Y. Daniel
J. Sullivan is the director of the O'Neill Critics Institute,
a branch of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford,
Conn. He also teaches at the University of Minnesota School
William P. Maloney
John J. Ormond
The June 2 New Jersey edition of The New York Times featured
a story about Richard P. Kane and his 30-year career with
the New Jersey Audubon Society. Kane retired in May as the
society's vice president of conservation and stewardship.
The summer issue of Saint Anselm Magazine announced
the retirement of Thomas F. Lee as a professor in the college
biology department; Lee joined the faculty of Saint Anselm
College, Manchester, N.H., in 1967. The Massachusetts Judges
Conference recently honored Robert A. Welsh Jr. with its
District Court Award, in recognition of his 29 years of service
to the commonwealth of Massachusetts as the presiding justice
of the Orleans District Court.
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr.
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
(CSCPA) recently honored Bernard F. Bruder with its Committee
Chair of the Year award, in recognition of his leadership
of the CSCPA Golf Tournament Committee which benefits the
society's educational trust fund. Bruder is a partner in
the Shelton (Conn.) firm of John H. Venman & Co. The
Alumni Federation of Columbia University selected Kevin J.
Collins as one of the recipients of the 2002 alumni medals,
presented at the 104th Commencement Day Luncheon held at
Columbia on May 22. John W. Hogan Jr., a senior principal
in the New Haven (Conn.) law firm of Hogan & Rini, was
installed as the 2002-03 president-elect of the Connecticut
Bar Association at its annual meeting held on June 3. The
May 30 edition of the Marlboro (Mass.) Enterprise featured
a story about the June 2002 retirement of William T. Maguire
as principal of the Mulready School, Hudson, Mass. Maguire,
who served 41 years as an educator in Hudson, became principal
of the school in 1965.
William J. O'Leary Jr.
Dennis J. Card, M.D., who resigned from Concord (N.H.)
Urology last year, currently teaches part time at Yale University,
New Haven, Conn. After 32 years on Wall Street, Vincent J.
Dolan Jr. has begun his second career as the president and
chief executive officer of The Locker Dog Company Inc., Chatham,
N.J. Martin F. Roach, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa in Cedar Rapids.
Charles J. Buchta
Michael J. Toner
The March/April 2002 issue of Hope Magazine included
an interview with U.S. poet laureate, Billy Collins, titled Poetic
License / Billy Collins is using his laureate gig to supply
teenagers with fresh, provocative poems. A distinguished
professor of English at Lehman College, City University of
New York, Collins has created Poetry 180 on the
Library of Congress Web site (www.loc.gov/poetry/180), designed
to interest high school students in the genre. In April,
John M. Long, M.D., sang with the Chamber Choir of St. John's
Church of Bangor, Maine, during a tour in Boston that included
the Campion Jesuit Retirement Center in Weston and the Jesuit
Urban Center in South Boston. In June, PepsiCo., Inc. announced
that Robert S. Morrison has been appointed chairman of its
new division, PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America,
which unites Pepsi-Cola North America with the already combined
U.S./Canadian businesses, Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker
Oats; Morrison is the chairman, president and chief executive
officer of the Quaker Oats Co. The Massachusetts Judges Conference
recently honored Robert E. Terry with its 2002 Judicial Excellence
Award for the Probate and Family Court. Terry has served
as the first justice of the Barnstable Probate and Family
Court since 1989.
Ronald T. Maheu
William S. Richards
James R. Jim Boehler, who has performed with
the Pittsford Community Theater Company since 1986, last
November played the role of Toynbee in the company's production
of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
On April 3, Boehler sang the national anthem at the American
Legion Welcome Home dinner for the Rochester
(N.Y.) Red Wings, the Triple A farm team of the Baltimore
Orioles. Gerald E. Jerry Colbert, executive producer
for PBS television, oversaw the 90-minute broadcast of the
National Memorial Day Concert held May 26 on the West Lawn
of the Capitol. Colbert, who has produced the Memorial Day
program for PBS since 1990, is also responsible for the network's
annual Fourth of July concert. Robert E. Bob Nist,
D.M.D., recently traveled to Medellin, Columbia as part of
an 11-member healthcare team that provided medical and dental
care at both the men's and women's federal prisons, under
the sponsorship of Global Health Outreach and Prison Fellowship
International. In May, Robert I. Smith retired as a captain
for US Airways after nearly 32 years of commercial flying.
David A. Spina is the chairman and chief executive officer
of State Street Corp. in Boston.
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe Jr.
John J. Driscoll is now teaching at St. Mary's School
and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. In May,
Francis S. Moran Jr., who has served 12 years as the executive
director of the Boston Bar Association, announced his retirement,
effective Nov. 1.
Kenneth M. Padgett
William L. Juska Jr.
Samuel J. D'Urso Jr., M.D., who retired from private
practice several years ago, currently serves as the president
of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Fla.; his responsibilities
include fund raising and supervision of housing construction.
John C. Gannon served as the guest speaker at the Worcester
County Bar Association's annual Law Day luncheon held in
May. Gannon is the vice chairman of Intellibridge, a Washington,
D.C., company that provides knowledge management and intelligence
services for global corporations and organizations.
John J. McLaughlin Jr.
John P. Sindoni
Edward G. Mahoney was hired to teach a creative writing
seminar as part of the Spoleto (Italy) Study Abroad program,
from July 18 to Aug. 15, 2002. Michael G. Muccigrosso retired
after teaching high school social studies for 30 years with
the New York City Board of Education.
Alfred J. Carolan Jr.
John T. Collins
Brian W. Hotarek
The June 24 edition of Providence Business News included
a Q&A with John R. Ranelli, president, chief executive
officer and chairman of Aai.FosterGrant Inc., based in Smithfield,
David H. Drinan
James W. Igoe
Daniel L. Spada, M.D.
David A. Lynch, M.D., and his wife, Nancy, recently returned
from a medical mission in El Salvador.
Anthony M. Barclay
John R. Doyle, M.D.
Gregory J. McGarry has been promoted to the position
of vice president for public relations at the Albany Medical
Center, an academic health sciences center in northeastern
New York consisting of the Albany Medical Center Hospital
and the Albany Medical College. McGarry has served as the
director of public relations at the center for the past 16
Robert T. Bonagura
Jerome J. Cura Jr.
The Ohio State University's Humanities Alumni Society
recently awarded Galen H. Graham, president of the Columbus
campus of DeVry University, with its Humanities Award of
Distinction. Graham has been president of DeVry/
Columbus since 1996 and regional vice president of DeVry University since Aug.
2001. On July 1, Thomas F. Lamb became the football coach and athletic director
of Natick (Mass.) High School.
Allan F. Kramer II
Joseph C. Carroll, professor of sociology at Colby-Sawyer
College, New London, N.H., is the recipient of the college's
first endowed chair, the Roy M. London Jr., Chair. The May
27 edition of the Norwalk, Conn., newspaper, Hour,
featured a profile of Lawrence P. DiPalma, who is the math
department chair and sixth-grade team leader at the Ponus
Ridge Middle School in Norwalk. Richard W. Dyer was recently
appointed to his second eight-year term as a Connecticut
Superior Court judge; he was first appointed to the bench
in 1994. Kenneth J. Marra has been appointed director of
the master of science in executive leadership program at
the University of San Diego in California. Michael T. Warshaw
has been appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court roster
Gregory C. Flynn
Edward P. Meyers
Rev. Stanley J. Aksamit, who currently serves as the
pastor of three parishes in western Massachusetts, is celebrating
the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood
this year. Joseph A. Bergantino recently received the Dennis
Kauff Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Excellence
in Broadcast Journalism at the Boston University College
of Communication. An investigative journalist for more than
20 years, Bergantino is the I-Team reporter for WBZ 4 News
on WBZ-TV 4 in Boston. An adjunct faculty member at Boston
College since 1995, he has also taught at Boston University
and Emerson College and served as a contributing editor for Boston
Magazine from 1996-2001. Cmdr. Joseph V. Closs, USN,
swore in David Caffrey, son of Augustine J. Gus Caffrey,
as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Anapolis, Md.
Rear Adm. Barry M. Costello, USN, recently assumed the role
of commander, Cruise Destroyer Group One and Constellation
Battle Group (CBG) commander; he had most recently served
as the deputy director for strategy and policy for the Joint
Chiefs of Staff. With headquarters aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64),
Costello's role is to oversee preparations of the CBG for
its next deployment to the Western Pacific. In addition to
practicing law full time in Maine, Daniel J. Dubord is the
owner of two hotels. A recently retired captain of the Waterville
Fire Department, he has served as a trustee at Unity (Maine)
College for 14 years and as founder and chair of the China
Region Lakes Alliance for the past 10 years. Vincent Falanga,
M.D., is currently a professor of dermatology and biochemistry
at Boston University and chairman of the residency program
at Roger Williams Medical Center. He is also president-elect
of the Wound Healing Society and chairman of the NIH study
section on training grants. The author of two textbooks on
the subject of wounds, Falanga was a recent guest of the
Wound Healing Societies in Denmark, Italy, Chile and the
United Kingdom. Michael C. Farrell has joined the Western
Institutional Review Board as the director of human resources.
In March, John David Kennedy was appointed an at-large judge
of the Maine District Court; he is currently assigned to
the District Courts in Kittery, Biddeford and Springvale,
where he joins Andre G. Janelle '72 as one of four judges
sitting in the region. J. Thomas Reardon is the owner of
the architectural firm, JTR Associates, now located in Worcester.
Anthony V. Tony Stankus recently had his 10th
book published, titled Journals of the Centuryhis
compilation of expert librarian opinion on the most influential
research and professional journals of the 20th century; in
the book, Holy Cross librarians cover mathematics and the
physical sciences, basic life sciences and music.
Brian R. Forts
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.
Robert C. Lorette
Francis A. Ford, who has practiced law in Worcester County
since 1979, has been named a trustee of the Massachusetts
Bar Foundation. Paintings by Gregory J. Maichack of Chicopee
(Mass.) Library and its branches are now on display at the
main library. In addition, Maichack has recently completed
a pastel painting of the William Russell Allen House in Pittsfield,
Mass., which is on permanent display at Arrowhead, a National
Historic Landmark and former home of author Herman Melville,
also located in Pittsfield.
Thomas E. Ryan
Thomas C. Healey
Richard M. Rick Luciano, who is the owner
of Merlino's Steak House in North Conway, N.H., serves as
the director of the Merlino's Steak House Annual Invitational
Golf Tournament, a fund raiser for the Center of Hope,
which offers support services to local adults with mental
challenges. He is also chair of the annual John Marsden Foundation
Golf Tournament, which provides scholarship assistance to
high school seniors. William J. McCarthy has recently been
selected for promotion to the rank of rear admiral (lower)
in the U.S. Navy.
Kathleen T. Connolly
Shaun P. Mathews
In May, Michael F. Collins, M.D., received an honorary
doctor of public administration degree and served as a commencement
speaker at Curry College, Milton, Mass.; Collins has been
president and chief executive officer of Caritas Christi
Health Care System, Brighton, Mass., since 1994. President
Bush has nominated Capt. Peter H. Daly, USN, to the rank
of rear admiral lower half. Daly, who has held several command
positions during his 25-year career as a surface warfare
officer, currently serves as the executive assistant to the
commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. Karen Furey Liebert, M.D., works as an obstetrician/gynecologist
in Bradenton, Fla. Frederick J. McCutchon Jr. practices labor
and employment law in Corpus Christi, Texas. Michael J. Robinson,
who has worked in the Office of the General Counsel of General
Motors Co., Detroit, Mich., since 1984, handles a variety
of assignments, including responsibility for all GM compliance
and ethics initiatives. He is now the practice area manager
for the environmental and vehicle regulation practices.
Marcia Hennelly Moran
Mark T. Murray
Michael H. Shanahan
Joseph T. LeBlanc was recently elected vice president
of the Massachusetts Community College Council, a union of
more than 5,000 faculty and professional staff members employed
at the commonwealth's 15 community colleges. LeBlanc also
serves as a professor of English and journalism at Northern
Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass. Elizabeth A.
O'Connor is a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad,
Glennon L. Paredes
Philip E. Crombie Jr., who is a forensic specialist with
Travelers Property Casualty Corp., has been named to a five-year
term as the fire chief of South Windsor, Conn., effective
July 1. Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D., was recently inducted
into the Walpole (Mass.) High School Hall of Fame during
graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2002. Guay-Woodford
serves as a professor of medicine and the director of the
division of genetics and translational medicine at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham.