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Class Co-Chairs
J. Christopher Collins
Elizabeth Palomba Sprague
Kathleen L. Wiese

In May, Lee Ann Baggott, M.D., was elected to the Council of the American Lung Association. Constance A. “Connie” Young Crimmins is the vice president of client services for AXS-One Software in Rutherford, N.J. Mary Elizabeth “Mary Liz” Horan recently biked 600 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Calif., in the inaugural AIDS Lifecycle ride; proceeds help fund services for people living with HIV in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Joseph D. Kringdon was recently made a managing director in his new role as regional director of the Northeast at Putnam Investments in Boston. Margaret Dempsey Lima, who continues to teach high school English, was recently inducted into the Weymouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Since April 2000, Diane L. Manning has served as the president and chief executive officer of United Services Inc., a community behavioral health center based in Dayville, Conn. In March, Manning attended the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Training Conference in Chicago, Ill., where she received the Chairman’s Award in the 2002 Negley’s Awards for Excellence in Risk Management, on behalf of United Services Inc. Louis F. McIntyre III, M.D., and his wife, Lizanne, announce the birth of their daughters, Aidan, on Jan. 5, 2001, and Fallon, on March 3. Cynthia Battista Merrill continues to serve as the science department chair at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass. William J. “Bill” Philbin received his master of arts degree in national security studies in May from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Joanne T. “Jody” Wise announces the adoption of her daughter, Emma Kennes, on Jan. 15; Emma was born Akmaral Kennesovna Kaziyeva on April 23, 2001, in Uzynagash, Kazakhstan.

Class Co-Chairs
James G. Healy
Elizabeth Stevens Murdy
William J. Supple

Robert C. Brennan, president of Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago, Ill., has recently been elected to a three-year term as a director-at-large on the Board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Karen Etter Carney has recently joined Hospice of the North Shore, Danvers, Mass., as the director of marketing. Kathy Buckley McNamara and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of their third daughter, Kay Winifred, on June 29. McNamara is the director of public affairs at Holy Cross. Joan L. Velardi has joined Maitreya Project International as marketing manager. Reporting to the chief executive officer, she has global responsibility for the marketing activities of the project—a $200 million, international architectural effort to build a 500 ft./50-story bronze Maitreya Buddha in northern India.

Class Co-Chairs
Jean Kelly Cummings
Susan L. Sullivan

Mary Richards Ambrecht and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, on May 13. Ambrecht is a managing director in global market operations at Citigroup in New York City. Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., and his wife, Mora, announce the birth of their daughter, Kate Helen, on April 18. Lauren A. Battista and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Adair, on Aug. 9, 2001. Nike Inc., headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., announced in May that Mary Kate Buckley has been appointed vice president/general manager of the Americas region of the company. Elizabeth Crockford, assistant professor, business administration, has been selected “Teacher of the Year” at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H. Michael A.O. deFreitas and his wife, Jane, announce the adoption of their daughter, Ani Xiaoyue, on July 29, 2001, in Guangzhou, China. DeFreitas is an attorney with the firm of William C. Moran & Associates in Williamsville, N.Y. Julie (Logan) Jacobson is currently the director of regional economic development at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the president of the Worcester InfoTech Corp., which promote economic and business development in the Worcester region. A resident of Paxton, Mass., she also serves as a member of the town’s Planning Board and as chairman of the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee. Cmdr. Richard O. Kuziak, USNR, and his wife, Noreen, announce the birth of their daughter, Joanna Grace, on Sept. 29. Kuziak is the senior sales support engineer at Canberra Industries in Meriden, Conn., and the executive officer of SPAWAR SYSCOM HQ 201 in Newport, R.I. David M. Murphy is the new managing director in Hartford, Conn., and Springfield, Mass., with Met Life Financial Services. Opal D. Richards-McLean and her husband, Raymond, announce the birth of their son, Sheldon Malik, on Feb. 5. Richards-McLean is an immigration and family law attorney in Minnesota. José A. Santos has been named to the position of vice president, contracts and counsel, at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Madonna Sgro Santos, O.D., has opened an optometry practice, optical shop and laboratory in Agawam, Mass., called Eye Care and Eye Wear Center.

MARRIED: Mary E. Richards and Michael R. Ambrecht, on March 24, 2001, at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City.

Class Co-Chairs
Patricia G. Haylon
David J. Trasatti

Jeffrey A. King and his wife, Jo-Anne, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Maria, on April 24. Full of Grace, an oral biography of John Cardinal O’Connor by Terry Golway, includs a tribute by Eileen M. White who had worked for the Archdiocese of New York as special counsel to the cardinal.

Class Co-Chairs
Fred J. O’Connor
Carmine L. Salvucci
Richard W. Shea Jr.

America OnLine Inc. recently appointed Michael G. Barrett senior vice president-agency relations, international and partner relations. Christopher P. Henzel and his wife, Adrienne, announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Lucy, on March 6. Neill J. Kelly Jr. and his wife, Karen, announce the birth of their son, Ryan Anthony, on Aug. 22, 2001. The Feb. 25 edition of Business Report & Journal included a profile of Christopher P. Morrill who currently serves as an assistant city manager of Savannah, Ga. In June, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, N.H., announced that Diane Murphy Quinlan has been appointed to the position of bishop’s delegate for policy administration. Mary Patricia Tranter has been appointed the academic principal of Coyle-Cassidy High School in Taunton, Mass.

Class Co-Chairs
Thomas M. Flynn
Joseph Terranova
Class Correspondent
Joanne S. Niland

Robert R. Bernier and his wife, Jean ’86, announce the birth of their daughter, Haley Eva, on Oct. 18. Ellen F. Breau and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of their daughter, Camille Ellen, on May 22, 2001. Linda Dorsey Farley and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Theresa, on March 21. Carol (Leary) Glasheen and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of their daughter, Alicia Grace, on April 13. Glasheen is vice president of IDC’s Global Research Organization in Framingham, Mass. Saint Norbert College, De Pere, Wis., has appointed Kara Kellaher Mikulich associate director of foundations and government relations. Bernadette M. Murphy, M.D., and her husband, Richard Sheil, announce the birth of their son, Daniel Joseph, on Jan. 9. Murphy has been in private practice in pediatrics for more than seven years in Fairfax, Va.

Class Co-Chairs
Patrick L. McCarthy Jr.
Kathleen A. Quinn

Jean Chamberlain Bernier and her husband, Bob ’85, announce the birth of their daughter, Haley Eva, on Oct. 18. Bernier is in her 16th year working at the Travelers Insurance Co. in Hartford, Conn., as an assistant director in the national accounts property department. Thomas R. Cirincione and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Grace, on June 23, 2001. Cirincione recently accepted a new position as assistant vice president/portfolio manager for Fifth Third Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. Charles T. “Chuck” Coursey and his wife, Mary, announce the birth of their son, Edward Collins “Ned,” on Dec. 13. Anthony A. Froio has been appointed to the nine-member executive board of the Minneapolis, Minn.-based law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; Froio is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. Wendi (Lantery) Grimaldi and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of their daughter, Jacqueline Wendi, on May 28, 2000. Lynn (Basilio) Mason and her husband, Howie, announce the birth of their son, Daniel Patrick, on April 1.

Class Co-Chairs
Erin B. Grimes
Kathleen E. Moylan
James W. Nawn Jr.

Nancy Mitchell Burns and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Ellen, on Jan. 25. Erik W. Lenz and his wife, Laura, announce the birth of their daughter, Rosemary Vincenza, on Feb. 9. Lenz continues to work for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. William D. Macaluso and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their daughter, Marielle. Mary Duffy Miller and her husband, Keith, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, on May 4. Elisabeth “Lis” Magnus Mitchell and her husband, Barry, announce the birth of their son, John McGovern, on Jan. 4. The July 4 edition of the Cape Cod Chronicle included a story about Marybeth Sacramone and her work during the past six years as a guidance counselor at Chatham (Mass.) High School.

Class Co-Chairs
Ellen S. Conte
Paul E. Demit

In April, Jeffrey S. Bagnell was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. An attorney with the New Haven, Conn., firm of Garrison Levin-Epstein Chimes & Richardson, he concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Robert J. Dobie recently accepted a position as the assistant professor of philosophy at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pa. Anthony P. Flanagan and his wife, Cathie, announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy, on Feb. 17. In January, Flanagan was named a partner in the Chicago, Ill., firm of William Blair & Co., where he is a senior NASDAQ trader. Robyn (Linehan) Kelliher and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Angelina Marie, on March 16. William H. Kent Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer, on April 13. Kent is the Titleist Golf Club sales representative on Long Island and in New York City. Robert Burke Magnus III and his wife, Colleen, announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Helen, on Aug. 24, 2001. Mary C. “Mary Kate” McCain and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of their son, Finn. McCain continues to live and work at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. Carolyn M. Milano and her husband, Brad, announce the birth of their son, Tate Milano, on Jan. 30. James T. Phalen and his wife, Tonda, announce the adoption of their daughter, Elaina, in China, in September 2000. Phalen is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of King & Spalding. Kimberly A. Stevens, who currently lives in Lewisville, Texas with her husband, David, and son, Marcos, works for Cellstar Corp. as a project manager. Sheila (Clary) Weimer and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of their son, Patrick, on Jan. 15, 2001. Laurie Hession Witts and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their son, Brendan Michael, on April 17. Witts is beginning her seventh year of family practice medicine in Swampscott, Mass. Jeffrey K. Zawacki, M.D., and his wife, Laura ’90, announce the birth of their son, Joseph Kendrew, on Nov. 15.

Class Chairs
Christina M. Buckley
Sean T. McHugh

Leah Donahue Coffey and her husband, James, announce the birth of their son, James Donal, on April 11. Catherine Swanz Glastal and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Edward, on Jan. 25. June (Jarman) Keller and her husband, Ron, announce the birth of their twins, Grace and Cara, on Aug. 3, 2001. Melinda Ruby Kimball and her husband, Ken, announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Marie, on June 18, 2001. Kimball is a corporate compensation manager at FleetBoston Financial. Marisa Kulis Kopec and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of their daughter, Kathryn, on Nov. 5. Kopec is a vice president at Gartner Inc. in Stamford, Conn.


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