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Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
Lee F. Bartlett Jr.
Class Correspondent
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 Channel.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
Barry R. McDonough
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Chair
Joseph J. Reilly Jr.
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
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 of Journalism.

Class Chair
William P. Maloney
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
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.

Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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.

Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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, R.I.

Class Co-Chairs
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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 years.

Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Chair
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 of mediators.

Class Co-Chairs
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 Century—his 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.

Class Co-Chairs
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.

Class Chair
Thomas E. Ryan
Class Correspondent
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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.

Class Co-Chairs
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, Pakistan.

Class Co-Chairs
Glennon L. Paredes
Deborah Pelles
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.


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