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  Class Notes




Class Co-Chairs 
John P. Faggiano 
Camille A. Gartner 
Scott P. Barker and his wife, Denise, announce the birth of their son, Peter, on May 22. George E. Ceballos, who owns a sign and graphics company in Portland, Ore., received his M.B.A. from Portland State University in June 1997. Kevin M. Jordan is vice president with Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City. 

Class Co-Chairs 
Peter J. Capizzi 
Kristin M. Kraeger 
Betsy Bodenrader Durning, an English and drama teacher at St. George's School in Middletown, R.I., has been named to the board of directors of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County. Lisa (Duffy) Gilley, who received her degree from the Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1996, is currently working in the legal department at Discovery Communications Inc. in Bethesda, Md. Kevin J. Healy is now vice president - senior key account manager - with Dreyfus Investments in New York City. Kevin J. and Susan (McMahon) Murphy announce the birth of their son, Christian William, on July 3, 1997. Anthony S. Oliva, M.D., who is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pa., is serving his general surgery residency at Mercy Hospital. Julie M. Solinski, who received her degree from Pace University Law School in May 1997 and then passed the New York state bar exam, is currently with the national department of the First American Title Insurance Co. in New York City. Bradley J. Stamm and his wife, Meegan '92, announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose, on Sept. 23, 1997. Stamm has been named a partner in the Williamsville, N.Y., law firm, Stamm, Reynolds and Stamm. Patrick C. Trombly, who currently practices contract litigation with the Navy Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., recently co-authored a motion and brief which resolved favorably a case before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In November, he passed the Uniform CPA Examination.  
MARRIED: Lisa A. Duffy and Craig A. Gilley on June 7, 1997 at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C. Nancy B. Sullivan and Lewis P. Fulcher III at the North Community Church in Marshfield Hills, Mass., on March 21.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Renee L. Martin 
Michael P. Sullivan 
Ann-Marie Farrell has been named the campaign manager for Josh Cutler, a democratic candidate for state representative for the Third Plymouth District in Massachusetts. Timothy P. Mooney, legislative assistant and speech writer for U.S. Sen. John Chafee, is now handling banking and agricultural issues in addition to housing, government affairs and small business matters. James F. Shea has joined the Hartford, Conn., law firm of Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman. Meegan Matlak Stamm and her husband, Bradley '91, announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose, on Sept. 23, 1997. Stamm works as a social worker in the Buffalo public school system. George R. Strayton, who has relocated to Hollywood, Calif., is the director of marketing and merchandising for Renaissance Pictures, the production company that produces "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." 
MARRIED: Steven P. Levandosky and Julie L. Benson on June 21, 1997, at the First Congregational Church in Holliston, Mass. Timothy D. McGovern and Maura E. O'Keefe on Oct. 11, 1997, at St. Barnabas Church, Bellmore, N.Y. Capt. George M. Robinson, USMC, and Jill E. Douglas '96 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott, Mass., on Nov. 8, 1997.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Patrick J. Comerford 
Patrick J. Sansonetti 
Melissa A. Bateman is pursuing her law degree at Santa Clara University in California. Marian M. Bradshaw, who teaches U.S. history, global studies and African-American history at her alma mater, the Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y., has recently accepted a two-year teaching position at the Cairo (Egypt) American College. Kristin L. Braun recently received her M.B.A. from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I. Kimberly A. Brimus is now in her third year as conference producer for International Business Communications USA, in Southborough, Mass. In January, Kathleen (Decker) Delaney began working at AnswerThink Consulting Group in New York City, a newly created consulting company which offers a range of services to securities firms. Lily Ann M. Divino has been working in New York City since June 1997 as the community outreach coordinator for the New York chapter of the arthritis foundation. John P. Flaherty III has joined the tax department of the regional public accounting and consulting firm of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., in Westboro, Mass. Steven D. Harr, who is completing his studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., has accepted a residency in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco. Lynn-Marie Herlihy received her master of science degree from Tufts University, Medford, Mass. Capt. Thomas P. Humann, USMC, and his wife, Kim, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Patrick, on March 14. Lisa (O'Neill) Martel is currently working at Meditec, Canton, Mass., in its international division. Matthew A. Martel, who is completing his studies at the Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C., has accepted a position with Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault in Boston. Miguel-Angelo Pires, who is currently a police officer in the Brighton/Allston, Mass., area, owns a karate school, the Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy, in Stoughton. Eileen A. Roche is now working as a manuscript editor at the Harvard Business Review in Allston, Mass. Nancy A. Slaney has recently been promoted to assistant controller for the Plymouth Savings Bank and its subsidiary, Plymouth Mortgage Co., in Middleboro, Mass. Slaney, who joined Plymouth Savings in 1997, is now responsible for managing the accounting department, preparing the annual budget and overseeing the profitability software. Keith A. Vendola is currently pursuing a joint M.D./ M.B.A. degree with Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and Northwestern's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill.  
MARRIED: Melissa A. Bateman and Geof Bishop on March 7 in Longport, N.J. David J. Crowley and Christina L. Mercogliano '95 in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel in May. Steven D. Harr and Allison Oaks on March 28 in Mobile, Ala. Cynthia B. Maiberger and Joseph L. O'Donnell on Oct. 12, 1997 at St. Jerome Church in Norwalk, Conn. Lisa M. O'Neill and Matthew A. Martel on August 9, 1997 in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. 

Class Co-Chairs 
Julia F. Gentile 
Amanda M. Murphy 
Mark P. Diaz has founded "Power and Progress," an independent personal training company operating out of Lift Gym in New York City. During the summer of 1997, he performed at the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Shannon M. Harding, a research technician for the New York University Medical Center in New York City, is currently working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. David R. Holmes placed second in MTV's, "I wanna be a MTV VJ" search which took place recently in New York City; he had been one of five finalists selected from 4,000 candidates seeking the video jockey position. James M. Ingoglia, who is a student at Hofstra University Law School, Hempstead, N.Y., has been appointed managing editor of articles for volume 27 of the Hofstra Law Review, 1998-99. Alison K. Kozowyk is a conversion specialist at Putnam Investments in Quincy, Mass. Jennifer I. Leonard is a senior account manager with the Giga Information Group based in New York City. Jennifer A. Lindwall, who is completing her studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, has accepted a pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut in Hartford. Beth (Hughes) Mittelman works in the mergers and acquisitions group of the software services firm, Mastech Corp., in Oakdale, Pa. Caren L. Piela, who is the publicist and manager of communications for the Sony Corporation of America, works with Sony's music, movies, Play Station, electronics and online businesses; she also conducts premieres and screenings for Sony in New York City. Michael C. Stracco is currently working for a small C.P.A. firm in Boston.  
MARRIED: Kathleen C. Dawson and Andrew W. Ayers on April 18 at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan, Conn.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Christopher J. Caslin 
Shelagh A. Foley 
B. Timothy Keller 
Justin A. Barclay is pursuing his M.B.A. at Boston College. Edmund P. Belleza, who is completing his master's degree in counseling psychology at Northeastern University, Boston, is also finishing an internship at the Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass., where he works with adults and children as a mental health counselor. 2nd Lt. Matthew P. Burke, USA, is completing his first year at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Md. Lt. j.g. Shane D. Cooper, USN, was recently presented the "Silver Dolphins" pin with his designation as "Enlisted Submarine Warfare Specialist," while serving with the submarine Precommissioning Unit Connecticut, based at Groton, Conn. He earned the silver dolphins insignia after spending more than 48 weeks learning the different phases of submarine operations. Kristopher R. Davignon is completing his third year at the University of Vermont-College of Medicine, in Burlington. Robert M. Frost Jr., who is completing his studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, has accepted the position of first-year associate with the law firm of Zeldes, Needle & Couper in Bridgeport, Conn. Kristina E. Johnson, who is completing her studies at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, has accepted the position of associate in the litigation department of the Boston firm, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. Kevin M. Kudla recently completed one year as both the men's and women's assistant basketball coach at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Maria G. Marranzini is attending Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wis. John P. McLaughlin received his juris doctor degree from Suffolk University, Boston, in May. Christina L. Mercogliano is currently working for Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif., as a senior compliance analyst. John F. Miller works on the portfolio strategies desk in the fixed income division of Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., in New York City. 1st Lt. John M. Orsmond, USMC, is now taking advanced helicopter training in Milton, Fla. June M. Sanchez received her master of science degree in education with a certification in intensive special needs from Simmons College, Boston, in May. Karen M. Schessler teaches first grade in Bernardsville, N.J. Elizabeth R. Slattery, who works for Manpower Inc., has recently been promoted to supervisor in the company's Westborough, Mass., office. Patrick J. Slattery teaches mathematics and serves as the director of technology at the Hillside School in Marlborough, Mass. Joseph D. Vaccaro, who is completing his studies at St. John's University Law School, has accepted the position of tax consultant at Price-Waterhouse in New York City. Lt. j.g. Patrick M. Young, USN, is currently serving on the staff of the Mine Countermeasures Squadron Two, Ingleside, Texas, as the assistant readiness and training officer.  
MARRIED: Brendan T. Baker and Jenna L. Albert at Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Christina L. Mercogliano and David J. Crowley '93, in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, in May.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Jennifer E. Burns 
Holly R. Khachadoorian 
Christopher L. Sears 
Amy E. Blaha has been working in the Dublin office of the Investment Bank & Trust Co., Boston. Jill A. Chmielewski is pursuing her Ph.D. in classics at Duke University, Durham, N.C. Ens. Justin S. Cross, USN, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing officer candidate school at the Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, in Pensacola, Fla. Jeffrey M. Drew is now an assistant account executive with Professional Media Services Inc., in Newton, Mass. Matthew R. Fantasia is in his second year at Tufts University Dental School in Boston. Joanna Furmonavicius works for three ophthalmologists in Hamden, Conn., as an assistant. Michael L. Gannon is now assistant editor at Venture Capital Journal, Securities Data Publishing, in New York City. Robert D. Gominiak has been promoted to assistant vice president at Fleet Bank in Boston where he oversees first-time homeowner mortgages. Juliann Jakimczyk is currently serving her second year with the JVC; she coordinates an after-school program and teaches preschool to formerly homeless children in New York City. Kara R. MacDermott is in her first year at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. Michael K. Manville has been named public relations manager by the Nantucket Island (Mass.) Chamber of Commerce. Daniel P. Moneypenny is currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in medical studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Cristin Mulderig is completing her first year at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. Elliot M. Repko teaches middle-school French and English and coaches the boys' crew team at the Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey. Jason W. Roos, who is a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., also coaches crew at Loyola College in Baltimore, where he is the varsity women's coach. 2nd Lt. Erin P. O'Sullivan, USAF, attends navigator school at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. Kathleen D. Perkins is in her second year at Tufts University Dental School in Boston. Richard A. Subrizio is a student at Boston College Law School.  
MARRIED: Jill E. Douglas and Capt. George M. Robinson, USMC, '92, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott, Mass., on Nov. 8, 1997. Sandra L. Pomnitz and Gary Gullo on July 18 in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.  

Sirois '96 Receives Grant 
Brian C. Sirois '96, who is currently working on his Ph.D. in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, is involved in research, clinical assessments and therapy with adults and children in the psychology clinic there. Specializing in health psychology/behavioral medicine, he does medical inpatient consultations and addresses issues such as chronic pain and pre-transplant evaluations. 

In addition to presenting research at the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Florida Psychological Association conferences, Sirois has received a grant from the Shands Hospital to perform a two-year research study on the various factors and cost outcomes related to patients receiving nonsurgical cardiac interventions. Co-author of another grant from the Florida Department of Public Health, he is also collaborating on a project concerned with disease prevention in the rural areas of Florida.

Class Co-Chairs 
Marnie J. Cambria 
Brian T. O'Connor 
Julie E. Orio 
Virginia Benzan, who is a congressional aide for Congressman Edward Markey, handles social service issues including housing, social security and welfare, in his district office in Medford, Mass. Peter W. Breen is a production assistant for MSNBC in New York City. Elizabeth R. Cole, who is currently a first-year student at Boston University School of Law, was recently elected co-president of Boston University's SAFE-D organization (Student Advocates for Ending Domestic Violence). Amanda P. Condon, who completed her JVC year in Oregon in November, now works for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Jennifer M. DePrizio is pursuing a master's program in museum education at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Timothy F. Doyle is with the JVC in Mobile, Ala. Erica L. Driscoll is currently working for Computerworld Publishing, Framingham, Mass., in its recruitment advertising sales department. Carolyn J. Flynn is completing her first year at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford. Ryan M. Hanson has been promoted to media planner at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising in New York City. Alison A. Hawkins is currently with the JVC in Hillsboro, Ore., where she works in a migrant health clinic. Marina M. Hoffmann is currently working at LIFE magazine in public relations for Time, Inc., in New York City. Marissa J. Kelly is completing her first year at the University of Notre Dame School of Law in South Bend, Ind. Dana E. Knox played the role of "The Beast" in the May 17 presentation of Beauty and the Beast at the Rutland (Vt.) Intermediate School; the performance was a production of the American Family Theater's "Broadway for Kids." Sheri A. LaFramboise, who works for Andersen Consulting out of Hartford, Conn., is currently working on a project in Philadelphia. Ricardo D. Machado teaches advanced placement calculus and pre-calculus and serves as assistant junior varsity baseball coach at his alma mater, the Monsignor Pace High School, in Miami, Fla. Sarah A. Maney has accepted a position as a university fellow in the history department at Northwestern University in Chicago. Robert A. O'Connell, who teaches mathematics and science at the Newman Preparatory School in Boston, is also taking courses at Boston College toward certification in mathematics instruction. 2nd Lt. Michael J. Powers, USMC, who recently received his commission, is currently stationed at Quantico, Va., where he attends "The Basic School." Kathleen A. Straw attends the Boston University School of Public Health where she is concentrating in health law. Stacey L. Valentine is now working at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, in the molecular developmental neuroscience department. Kimberly A. Wise currently works at the New England Center for Children where she teaches autistic children, aged five to seven, in a one-on-one setting; she is also enrolled in a master's program for intensive special needs at Simmons College in Boston.



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